Launceston developer Errol Stewart is used to juggling big business deals, but this month he will undertake a different kind of a challenge - all for a good cause.
Mr Stewart is among some of Tasmania's 'top bosses' who will work blindfolded for a day, as part of a fundraising challenge for Guide Dogs Tasmania.
Boss' Blind Date encourages business leaders across the state to raise awareness of sensory disability and in particular blindness.
Mr Stewart said he wanted to help, however he could.
"It is a way of putting things into a new perspective," he said.
"You see people who live with a disability, people who are living without sight.
"Really what I am doing is small, but hopefully it will help do some good."
This will not be the first time Mr Stewart has helped raise awareness for Guide Dogs Tasmania.
When Peppers Silo Hotel opened in Launceston last year, trained guide dog Archie was made its official mascot.
The dog, who lives at the hotel, helps to raise awareness for guide dogs and the role they serve.
Mr Stewart said while he had considered recruiting Archie to help him with the challenge, he knew that might be breaking the rules.
"I thought about it, but I think Archie could get me into some trouble," he said.
Other top bosses taking part in the challenge include Aurora Energy chief executive Rebecca Kardos, Willie Smith's Cider Makers' Ellie Smith and RACT chief executive Harvey Lennon.
Participants will spend the day at work without vision, with the assistance of a nominated colleague as their own personal guide.
They will also complete a variety of challenges under blindfold, including using public transport, eating out and leading a meeting.
Guide Dogs Tasmania fundraising coordinator Kristy Wright said the event was a great opportunity for bosses to showcase their commitment to the community, in particular those living with disability.
"Boss' Blind Date is a fantastic way to increase moral and engage staff by encouraging them to support their boss in this exclusive and rewarding challenge," she said.
"It will also allow us to place more guide, therapy and companion dogs for Tasmanians living with disability, by raising vital funds throughout the month."
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