The Upcoming Naidex Convention 

The Upcoming Naidex Convention 

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Naidex

Whether you have a disability, you care for someone who is disabled or you work within the independent living sector, the Naidex convention is the pinnacle of the year. It’s by far the biggest industry exhibition in Europe, and that’s why so many people flock to the venue on an annual basis. How many to be precise? Just a mere 12,000.

Now, the event spreads across two whole days, which gives everyone a perfect amount of time to browse the stalls, watch some demonstrations and just have a great time. Everyone who attends is in some way connected to independent living, which empowers you to meet new people who share common interests. 

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Naidex

I personally attend most years, and I’m always amazed at how many people actually turn up. But, I’m also inspired by the innovative solutions that companies continue to create and work so hard on. It almost highlights how determined humanity is to discover ways to make life better for disabled individuals.

From smart wheelchairs and robotic limbs, to aftercare and rehabilitation measures, the convention really does see some unique products on display. The wonderful thing is – and something that should give hope to the independent living community – technology keeps evolving at a tremendous pace, which means products will become more adept, more intelligent and more helpful. 

Something that I’ve loved since I’ve been heading to Naidex is the element of healthy competition between traders. Everyone pushes each other to manufacturer better products, services and educational material. In fact, Naidex have even established their own awards ceremony.

invitation nailed 26 april naidex samanta bullock wheelchair model It’s broken down into four sections; the Naidex Innovation Award, Naidex Changing Lives Award, Naidex Professional Award and Able Magazine Best in Show Award. For all those in attendance, you’re able to cheer on your favourite nominee and see who claims top spot. Moreover, like I’ve just touched on, this is something that I truly admire about convention.

So much so, I’ve actually been invited to be a part of the judging panel for the Naidex Changing Lives Award, alongside Geoff Holt MBE and Tom Jamison. This particular category is full of nominees that have forged a product or service that has had a hugely positive impact on users. 

If you’re interested, the event will take place on Wednesday 25th of April and Thursday 26th April at the NEC, Birmingham, UK. Join the 12,000-strong crowd and pledge your support to the independent living sector. There’s roughly 300 exhibitors, one to one advice from leading professionals, and the chance to network with some amazing people. You can enhance your knowledge, buy cutting-edge products or just attend for the ambiance.

Want to know what the best part is? The convention is completely free to enter.

Fashions Finest Contest – My experience

Fashions Finest Contest – My experience

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Fashions Finest / Peter Twiss – Hair Time

After my appearance Fashions Finest modelling for Peter Twiss at I really enjoyed the opportunity to attend an event also organised by Fashions Finest.  The contest was very nice and I enjoyed the evening accompanied by designer Peter Twiss. It was a great opportunity to see some wonderful designs judged by celebrity and fashion photographer and judge on Britain’s Next Top Model Nicky Johnstone, Bernard Connelly, Nicky Hamilton-Jones and Lola Royale and also to listen to Sam Lavery singing to close the event.

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Cute Red Mini Alligator Clutch Bag for Wheelchair Users

Cute Red Mini Alligator Clutch Bag for Wheelchair Users

red handbag faux leather samanta bullock I’ve always found small bags easy-to-use, thanks to their size and flexibility. I recently received a cute Mini alligator clutch bag to add to my collection of small bags. It’s perfect for spring, a night out or a simple outdoor walk. Some people tend to believe that wheelchair users can’t be all fashionable and chic. But that’s far from the truth. Wheelchair users can have outfits they love and that are ideal for the different seasons.  

Apart from being active, cheerful, and a fun-lover, I love fashion and everything that keeps me looking and feeling bold. And that’s what this beautiful little clutch bag offers. As for the “BITCH” wording on the front of the bag, it’s not literal as most people would think. It represents strength, style, and everything feminine. Bitch is bold, brilliant, and beautiful.

I got this tiny bag from Smash Marketing, and I’ve loved its size and colour ever since. This red handmade faux leather clutch meets my needs for something easy-to-carry and it is perfect for my phone, cards, lipstick, and other things I need to carry. You’ll also love the fact that it’s chic and stylish, and has got a really great size. So, it’s not only functional but wheelchair-friendly.

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Smash-Marketing Red Handbag

And as for the wording on the front, you can request a custom word of 8 letters (max.). Isn’t it nice to be able to customize your bag design with your favorite wording?     

With this clutch bag made from faux leather, you can move around with your essentials and not have to worry about forgetting things at home or leaving items outdoors. It’s tiny and cute, and perfect for keeping even your hand sanitizer, wallet, business card case, sanitizer wipes, mini-hairbrush and lollipops (if you like). 

You can follow Smash Marketing on Instagram @smash_marketing, and like Smash Marketing on Facebook. You can also leave a comment that says what colour of this Mini alligator clutch bag you prefer and the wording you’ll love. At $39, it is great value for money. It comes in red and black. So, you can request your favourite colour or shop for other lovely items on Smash Marketing. I love the red!

Wheelchair users will find this bag valuable because it’s tiny, easy-to-carry, and beautiful. It sure spells out elegance and comfort in BOLD letters.

And yes, you can follow me on Instagram @SAMABULLOCK for other fashion trends that boost your style and confidence. You’ll also love my other articles about summer outfits and the many other things that wheelchair users are capable of. I love being a wheelchair model and fashion blogger. Besides, a wheelchair changes nothing. So get your clutch bag and let me know what you think. 

If you love stylish, you’ll love this little bag as much as I do. Rock your accessories!