Johnson, Liz

Liz Johnson is a gold-meal winning Paralympian and Managing Director of The Ability People (TAP); an innovative recruitment agency which is staffed by people living with disabilities.

After being introduced to swimming at the age of 3. She went on to win a full set of major championship Gold medals and a complete set of Paralympic medals from an international career spanning almost 20 years.

Following her retirement from professional sport, Liz was introduced to Steve Carter, a recruitment professional with over 30 years’ experience in the industry.

Liz’s understanding of the daily challenges faced by those with disability and/or impairment, and the attributes and character traits that they possess as a result, from graduates to former Paralympians, coupled with Steve’s understanding of the recruitment sector, saw the idea for TAP formed.

Together, they recognised that the recruitment industry needed to be shaken up, that a better way of doing business could be created. That this could be done whilst also creating a new way for those with barriers to conventional employment environments to forge bright careers was an added bonus.