Geoff runs Wetwheels, a community interest company (CIC) in Portsmouth which operates fully accessible boats to provide boating opportunities for people of all ages and abilities.The company offers disabled clients educational and mentoring programmes, along with sporting and recreational trips on the sea.
Geoff was also the first paralysed person to sail single-handed around Great Britain.
‘I am deeply honoured to have been chosen by Sir Stelios and the award will really give us the chance to expand our services for disabled people.
‘Over the years I have witnessed thousands of disabled people of all ages enjoy our boats and services.
‘It doesn't matter if that is on a sail boat or a motor boat; it is being on the water that makes the difference.’