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ITV’s Sam Tatlow appointed MBE


ITV’s Sam Tatlow appointed MBE

Sam follows the news ITV Central’s Bob Warman has also been honoured.

Sam Tatlow, Creative Diversity Partner at ITV, has been appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) as part of Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday Honours list, receiving the honour for her services to people with disabilities.

“It is such an honour to receive the recognition for the work that I feel so passionately about. Championing Deaf, disabled and neurodiverse people and their work has been a driving force in my career so far and I hope, by learning and building on the work from those that came before me, greater inclusion and representation of Disabled people will be achieved. I feel like the industry is on the cusp of making some large strides in creating a more equitable and accessible place for everyone and I am excited to be a part of that change.“

Sam Tatlow, Creative Diversity Partner at ITV, has been instrumental in getting more disabled people into television and supported them in their careers for over ten years. Since joining ITV, Sam has been instrumental in the roll out of the Disability Inclusion training across the business and the Disability Access Passport for all colleagues, as well as collaborating with the wider industry on this work. She regularly advises and supports producers to ensure accessibility is embedded into their production and has seen Katie Piper and Sophie Morgan join the panel for Loose Women, Alex Brooker join the line up of Soccer Aid and Lost Voice Guy be commissioned for his Christmas Comedy Special which went out on Christmas Eve 2021.

Sam began her career in Television on Channel 4’s Production Training Scheme where she began working as a Production Coordinator in drama on shows such as The Inbetweeners and Misfits before joining consultancy and training organisation thinkBIGGER!

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