About Us – United Kingdom

About MyPlus

MyPlus are one of the UK’s leading authorities in disability and student recruitment. Established in 2006 we have worked with, and continue to work with, a variety of organisations including PwC, EY, Goldman Sachs, Shell, Google, Mars and Herbert Smith Freehills.

In addition, MyPlus works with students through their insight days and through our award winning MyPlus Students’ Club website which provides specialist advice and resources to disabled students to enable them to successfully navigate the recruitment process.

I don’t believe I am any more special than anyone else. But I do believe my disability has given me something extra.

- Helen Cooke, MyPlus founder

MyPlus was founded, and continues to be led, by Helen Cooke - an HR professional, disability consultant, trainer and speaker.

Recognised nationally as a leading expert in disability and student recruitment, Helen's unique approach stems largely from her wide-ranging experience, drawing on her commercial background, her HR expertise, as well as first-hand experience of disability. Helen uses a wheelchair as a result of a childhood spinal injury, and she uses her personal experiences to bring the subject alive and to help people to really understand the key issues.

MyPlus is...

  • my determination to overcome the barriers in front of me.
  • my capacity to prove myself to everyone I work with.
  • my desire today to help individuals and organisations realise new possibilities.
  • what makes me who I am.
  • why all employers should open up to people with a disability.

Helen is listed in the 2018, 2020 and 2021 SHAW TRUST Disability Power 100 List of ‘Most influential disabled people in the UK’; and is listed on Cranfield University’s School of Management Women to Watch for 2021.

My Plus has recently been appointed by the Valuable 500 as a member of their Valuable Directory and is accredited as a Level 3 ‘Disability Confident Leader’ of the UK Government’s Disability Confident scheme. The MyPlus Students’ Club website won the National Online Recruitment Awards 2021'Best Innovation in Online Recruitment award'.

Helen’s experience as a graduate, an employer and a consultant gives her a unique insight into the issues faced by students with disabilities, educators and employers. Her work has always been solutions focused, helping drive industry change and improving outcomes for students.

- Stephen Isherwood; C.E.O Institute of Student Employers