Our team

At the heart of EmployAbility is our dedicated and experienced team, who are able to offer expert advice to employers and to students/graduates alike.

Tab Ahmad

Tab founded EmployAbility in 2006, after four years’ experience providing specialist disability and employment consultancy services to employers whilst at a disability charity, where she pioneered work in this sector. Previously, Tab founded and ran her own search firm specialising in financial services and investment banking, and she has over twenty years of experience in recruitment and selection. Click here for full biography of Tab.

Sarah Denness

Sarah co-founded EmployAbility with Tab, having hands on experience of managing programmes and services in the disability and employment sector since 2004. Sarah’s expertise in this sector is backed up by nine years experience of recruitment and selection. Click here for full biography of Sarah.

Justin Penney

Justin has been working with EmployAbility since 2008. He joined from Prospects, the employment arm of the National Autistic Society, where he spent nine years supporting students and graduates with Asperger’s Syndrome into employment. Click here for full biography of Justin.

Rebecca Williams

Rebecca joined EmployAbility in 2013 and is responsible for candidate support, programme management and social media marketing. She has spent 6 years in recruitment across both graduate and experienced hire, with experience of providing disability support and consultancy. Rebecca has also worked in social media and book publishing. Click here for full biography of Rebecca 


We work with and are able to call upon the expertise of an extensive network of associates experienced in disability and employment issues, who are based throughout the UK.

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The Employability in Law event was much more informative than I had hoped for. Pursuing a career in law can be disheartening at times, especially if you have a disability. Meeting a variety of individuals with a range of disabilities gave me hope and also an extra sense of determination.

HH, Law student, Bristol

Our employers

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  • British Council
  • Hackcampus
  • Mills & Reeve
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Enterprise Come Alive
  • KPMG
  • Civil Service First Stream
  • The Guardian
  • Credit Suisse
  • Cisco
  • BP
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Guardian Media Group
  • Willis Towers Watson
  • Turner Broadcasting
  • CBRE
  • Clifford Chance
  • UBS
  • Mayer Brown
  • BNY Mellon
  • National Audit Office
  • Shell
  • Bloomberg
  • Reed Smith
  • Dow
  • Bird & Bird
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Accenture
  • Fieldfisher
  • Wellcome Trust
  • Herbert Smith
  • Simmons & Simmons
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Barclays
  • Credit Benchmark
  • Ernst & Young
  • FCA
  • Protiviti
  • Goldman Sachs
  • National Health Service
  • Google
  • Allen & Overy
  • Slaughter and May