A businessman who survived polio after being given just a 10 per cent chance of survival is now helping other disabled entrepreneurs on their career paths.
Dr Mark Esho MBE contracted the life-threatening virus when he was five and was paralysed from the neck down. He spent three years receiving treatment in Leicester Royal Infirmary and was stuck in a wheelchair from the age of eight.
He went on to teach himself to walk again and despite suffering at the hands of school bullies, discrimination and banks who laughed him out of the door when he asked for a business loan, he went on to found several successful businesses. Since stepping down from their daily management he now champions disability rights and works to challenge general perceptions of disabled people.