Ben is an experienced Commercial Manager, with in excess of ten years experience working within the Business Publishing Industry. Five successful years in the mid-late 2000s at North West Business Insider were ended when Ben joined the Creative, Media and Digital platform How-Do (now known as Prolific North) in 2009 as Commercial Manager and only its second employee. Having spent three years in the teeth of the recession building up the commercial side of the business, Ben left in 2012 when it was sold and focused for the next five years into the technology and consulting marketplaces, including developing the commercial channel for a new VoIP business and, more recently, working as Head of New Business for a data analytics consultancy. When Ben decided that he wanted to return to the energy, creativity and impact of publishing, the way in which TheBusinessDesk.com has established itself as the leading digital platform for regional business news, meant that the opportunity was too good to turn down! Ben is looking forward to working with the talented team in place to grow and develop the editorial and commercial proposition in the region to offer our readers, advertisers and sponsors the very best in engagement, insight and opportunity.
When not nose to the grindstone at work, Ben enjoys operating a taxi service for his older children and being a punch bag for his toddler; playing football, cricket and table tennis (badly); and falling off his mountain-bike in a variety of picturesque locations across the North of England.