Sir William Lawrence

Sir William Lawrence Bt. OBE MA (Hons)

Conservative Councillor and Campaigner for Accessibility

Oil on canvas, 30″ x 36″, 2011

Painting of Sir William Lawrence with his objects a family portrait and a book Open London 2010

Painting of Sir William Lawrence with his objects a family portrait and a book Open London 2010

His great interest is in the world of tourism and he is currently Chairman of the
Heart of England Tourist Board. One of his particular interests is
accessibility. As a wheelchair user, he promotes the issue of welcoming visitors
and widened access provision throughout the leisure and tourism industry, with the goal of
helping everyone.

Health provision at both Warwick and Stratford hospitals is a priority and
involvement in the Arts is of great enjoyment, working with the Royal
Shakespeare Theatre, Orchestra of the Swan
and, regionally, with the West
Midlands Cultural Consortium.

“When Tanya said that she would like to draw and paint me at
the Wolverhampton Art Gallery, I was amazingly honoured and, when she said that
a group of students were going to do the same, I was totally gob smacked. I
found it a very satisfying experience, one to be highly recommended; and it’s
good to know that Arts Council England are supporting disability art.”

2 Responses to Sir William Lawrence

  1. Susan Faye says:

    Hello Sir William,
    we met when myself and two other ladies from the helping hands training course were out walking and trying to find the castle.I am Sue the blonde lady.I would just like to say I have just seen your video and what an amazing man you are.Your toilet openings and accessesibility rights are to be commended.
    Best wishes,

  2. Roger Berry says:

    Dear Will,

    Thank you for all your hard work and guidance to the Public Toilet World. We at Healthmatic, have tried to follow your strong and committed leadership in helping Councils deliver a service to the public. You are an inspiration to all of us at the British Toilet association and will remain so in perpetuity.

    Thanks Will and Tamara

    with love,

    Roger (Chuck) Berry
    Managing Director

    Cllr for Minety Division at Wiltshire Council

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