Oli Monks is an entrepreneur and Founder of Place with Purpose, which creates spaces in which neurodiverse communities can thrive – an initiative inspired by his brother Nicky, who is autistic. Oli’s expertise lies in creating collaborative working environments in which all individuals can flourish.
A Management and Entrepreneurship graduate, Oli is currently an Entrepreneur in Residence at Lancaster University. A fellow of the RSA, Oli is also a youth facilitator and speaks and writes regularly on issues concerning employment, mental health and autism.
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Autism apparently costs the UK £32bn per year but autism need not be a drain. The conversation must change from what it costs to what a neurodiverse workplace and society can contribute. What incentives can we provide employers?