Ben graduated with a BA (Hons) in Business Management before completing a MSc in Renewable Energy, Enterprise and Management at Newcastle University in 2010. He went on to work for a mechanical engineering SME as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate for two years, subsequently becoming the company’s marketing lead. In 2014, Ben joined another UK SME working in FMCG consumer packaging, establishing the company’s presence in the Middle East, as well as securing a key partnership with international multimedia firm, Shazam.
In 2016, Ben joined ORE Catapult as Marketing Manager at the National Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth to head the marketing and communications of ORE Catapult’s world leading test and validation assets, as well as championing the North East of England’s offshore wind cluster as an Offshore Wind Ambassador with the Energi Coast – specifically, a member of both the Energi Coast Skills and Marketing groups and the Offshore Wind North East event industry panel. Ben also leads on local community engagement programmes, is an Enterprise Advisor to a local secondary school, and an original member of the group that established the Blyth STEM Hub (sitting on its strategic steering group thereafter).
Ben is an Affiliate Studying member of the Charted Institute of Marketing (CIM).