Ulster Supported Employment and Learning (Usel)
Bill Atkinson was appointed as CEO of Usel in 2015 to drive Strategic Leadership, Innovation and a Circular Economy, under a social enterprise model. Usel, under Bill’s leadership, is Northern Ireland’s largest provider of supported employment for people with disabilities or health related conditions. Its strategic vision is to “Champion Ability”, helping people living with disabilities and health related conditions find and sustain employment. Its manufacturing operation, based on Cambrai Street, produces a wide range of products, including mattresses, hand stitched vintage leather satchels and bespoke bags for clients such as UK emergency services.