“I have known Brian in a professional capacity for almost two years, both in my role as Chair of our local Access Panel and as a member of the National Access Survey Team. Our Access Panel and our local community have benefitted significantly from Brian’s training sessions on access auditing. I have also recommended Brian to businesses in Lochaber, and I have received positive feedback on his access audit work. Brian is undoubtedly leading the way in access survey work, to find solutions to accessibility barriers, and to help create a physical environment which promotes equality of opportunity for disabled people in Scotland. I am entirely happy to recommend Brian for any disability access project.”
Ken Johnston, Chair, Lochaber Disability Access Panel and National Access Survey Team member (PG Cert in Inclusive Environmental Access & Design (Heriot Watt University)
“With its emphasis on employability the School of the Built Environment at Heriot-Watt University works in close relationship with prominent professionals in industry. As an expert in Inclusive Access Design and Auditing Brian Taggart of ABT Safety Ltd has, for the last eight years, played an important role in the Post Graduate training of access auditors. He also gives workshops on fire evacuation strategies to Under Graduate students, giving them the opportunity to discuss their ideas as they would do in a professional design team”.
Dr Alicia Montarzono, Heriot Watt University
“Brian Taggart, with an architectural background, understands the great need for the profession to develop its skills in the field of access. He is one of the foremost authorities on all aspects of barrier free design in Scotland, and is widely respected by his peers. He continues to be involved through his practice, and through his role in developing these skills with fellow professionals, and others involved in this important work. I would not hesitate to recommend Brian in any work relating to inclusive design”.
Hector MacDonald, Retired Architect and Board Director, Scottish Disability Equality Forum
“I have known Yvonne for over 30 years. Yvonne brings energy and enthusiasm to her work and has a ‘can do’ attitude to challenges that come her way. I have always found Yvonne to be very friendly, helpful and extremely thorough in all aspects of her work. Yvonne is trustworthy and scrupulously honest. I have no difficulty recommending Yvonne to future clients.
Brian Weddell, Policy Director, CPP Seminars, Scotland
Yvonne Wemyss is a very highly talented, bright, articulate professional with exceptional verbal communications skills. I know that Yvonne has always been highly thought of by colleagues and superiors. I have no hesitation in recommending Yvonne.”
Donald Anderson, Director at PPS Scotland
“Brian delivered a combination of audit services, training and access consultancy to our National Access Survey Team with fantastic results. He was the consumate professional in his delivery and reporting of audits working with large public bodies and smaller groups with the same attention to detail, whilst also being incredibly engaging as a trainer. I have no hesitation in recommending ABT Safety Ltd”
Susan Grasekamp, Chief Executive Officer
Scottish Disability Equality Forum