Ben has been working to help grow tech and digital businesses for the last decade and is Managing Director of TechSPARK, the Southwest’s network for tech start-up and scale-ups working with 35,000 people a month to help them recruit, network and raise capital.
Prior to working for TechSPARK, Ben worked in consultancy with businesses opening new sites internationally. In this role he helped set up Invest Bristol & Bath and the Netherlands consulate for the north of England. In these roles, he has supported over 100 companies invest in the UK helping enable 3000+ jobs. Ben is also an assessment lead for TechNation’s exceptional talent visa, which considers whether potential applicants are globally leading talent and entitled to UK residency.
Ben is a co-founder of Bristol Tech Festival and sits on the boards of Tech South West, UK Tech Cluster Group and Bristol’s One City Board.