An experienced and demonstrated innovator in crowd and event safety, Ben has worked in the industry for the past 15 years. He has worked nationally and internationally with Formula 1, Formula E, boxing, football, rugby basketball, cricket, and several other large multi-sport events. He has also worked on large- and small-scale music festivals in the UK and abroad.
Ben successfully created and compiled the event safety plans for the UKs first Covid-19 socially distance music venue in Newcastle (The Virgin Money Unity Arena) in August 2020 which ran for 6 weeks drawing approval from Public Health England and DCMS.
Ben has led many events safety projects in relation to CDM (Constriction Design Management Regulations 2015) and has also delivered training and webinars regarding this across the world. Ben was the Deputy Head of Health and Safety at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games where he was also the CDM project lead.
Ben is currently undertaking a PhD which is focussing on risk and resilience planning, interpretation, and implementation at large and mega events.
Bens interests include beekeeping, where he has kept bees since the age of seven, and long-distance running. He also enjoys vinyl and is an avid fan of browsing second hand record shops.
BSc(Hons) Landscape Ecology, Diploma in Event Safety Management, Post Graduate Certificate in Education, MSc in Occupational Health Safety and Environmental Management, MA in Educational Management, Diploma in Spectator Safety Management, Diploma in Strategic Risk and Crisis Management, NEBOSH qualifications: General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, International Certificate in Health and Safety, National Construction Certificate. CMIOSH, MIIRSM, FISRM, FIPM, MIIAI.