Marketing Gloucester supports Disabled Access Day as work progresses with Accessible Tourist Guide.

Marketing Gloucester have welcomed Christian Drewitt to their team as a Disability Marketing Assistant to give accessibility in the City a substantial boost. Christian started working with Marketing Gloucester on his idea for an accessibility guide while studying at Gloucestershire College.

Christian has been making great headway and has already visited some of Gloucester’s hotels and restaurants, including; The New Inn, Nandos, Hatherley Manor Hotel, Hatton Court Hotel, Gloucester Quays, The Fountain Inn and more. As well as at Marketing Gloucester, Christian is also basing himself at the most accessible attractions in the city, Gloucester Guildhall and Museum of Gloucester.

Christian commented:

“So far, I’ve visited many places in Gloucester from TGI Fridays in the Docks, to Cafe Rene and in the centre, to hotels on the outskirts of the city. I’ve been really impressed with the accessibility of the businesses and people can read my latest reviews at”.

Mr Drewitt has a passion for Gloucester and it’s attractions, and as a wheelchair user, has first-hand knowledge of their disabled access. The Disabled Living Foundation state that 19% of the working population have a disability with 10 million disabled citizens in the U.K. altogether. A lack of a specialist guide are what led Christian to approach Marketing Gloucester. Marketing Gloucester backed the idea so much so, that Christian is now an employee at Marketing Gloucester.

Jason Smith, Chief Executive at Marketing Gloucester said:

“Christian has been visiting hotels and restaurants in and around Gloucester and is fitting in extremely well as part of the team. We are proud to be part of this accessibility guide and hope Gloucester will become best practice for future towns and cities.”

Paul James, Leader of Gloucester City Council commented: “We are very happy to support this initiative and extremely impressed with Christian’s work ethic. We are fully backing the accessibility guide with Marketing Gloucester and Christian and believe it will be a great step forward towards improving accessibility in the City.”

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