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• 25 Apr. 2017

Five lessons from the ‘4 Pillars Challenge’

By Dave Garrett, Business Change Analyst at Ben At the beginning of the year, I set myself an epic personal challenge to raise money for Ben by covering 4,000 ‘self-propelled’ miles in a year by walking, swimming, running, kayaking and

• 20 Apr. 2017

Industry Leader Challenge update: preparation begins

A team of colleagues at Jaguar Land Rover are taking on an epic challenge for Ben this summer – they are swimming the English Channel as part of the Industry Leader Challenge. This is no mean feat as the Channel

• 7 Apr. 2017

Ben’s new campaign highlights key social challenges for automotive industry’s people

Top 3 social issues for industry: relationship breakdowns, abuse and homelessness Ben highlights that social health is key to overall wellbeing New social health and wellbeing campaign launched on World Health Day It’s World Health Day and Ben, the not-for-profit

• 7 Apr. 2017

Let’s talk: Improving your social health

Over 9 million adults in the UK are either always or often lonely, according to a study by The Co-Op and British Red Cross. Loneliness not only affects our mental health, but can be worse for us than being obese

• 7 Apr. 2017

Let’s Talk: Creating a social workplace

In 2015 a survey by Relate discovered that 4 in 10 people have no close friends at work. As we spend around a third of our lives at work, loneliness in the workplace has the potential to impact on our

• 5 Apr. 2017

Ben announced as one of the five most popular payroll giving charities

In recent news from the Charities Aid Foundation, Ben has been listed as one of the five charities currently most popular for receiving payroll giving donations. Listed alongside Ben are some big names in the charity sector, Cancer Research UK,

• 30 Mar. 2017

Blog: Best practice for paying employees commission

By Jools Tait, Business Development Director Paying commission to employees in positions such as sales, is often considered to be a good form of performance motivation. On the flip side, this can cause stress to individuals who may struggle under

• 30 Mar. 2017

Blog: How to manage on a fluctuating income

Whether you work in a job which pays commission or you are self-employed, fluctuation in income can make it hard for anyone to make any future plans. We are often contacted by people whose unpredictable income has caused them to

• 24 Mar. 2017

Ben and Motor Trade Radio announce new strategic partnership

Partnership to boost awareness about support Ben offers the automotive industry Ben, the not-for-profit that partners with the automotive industry to provide support for life to its people and their families, is delighted to announce a new strategic partnership with

• 20 Mar. 2017

Blog: How to embrace happiness

Today is the International Day of Happiness, so we’ve put together our advice on how to put a smile on your face… and keep it there! Have a chat Humans are social animals and having people we feel close to

• 20 Mar. 2017

Toyota donates new 4×4 to Ben’s Birch Hill Care Centre in Berwick-upon-Tweed

New car offered lifeline for local care centre staff and residents during winter Ben, the not-for-profit that partners with the automotive industry to provide support for life to its people and their families, has been delighted to receive a generous

• 17 Mar. 2017

Blog: 5 Mothers’ Day ideas on a budget

By Jenny Ross, Digital and Content Marketing Specialist Mothers’ Day is fast approaching (26th March) so here are some ways to put a smile on her face without making a hole in your wallet. Afternoon tea Treat her to afternoon

• 14 Mar. 2017

Blog: Getting the most out of your pension

By Yvonne Hignell, Care & Support Services Director More and more of us in the UK are saving into a pensions scheme than ever before, in line with government advice. In 2015, the Office of National Statistics recorded its highest

• 13 Mar. 2017

Blog: A guide to renting – keeping costs down

By Yvonne Hignell, Care & Support Services Director With ever increasing house prices, a record number of us are renting. As much as 22% of the UK rented from private landlords in 2015 (ResPublica), compared to only 9% back in

• 27 Feb. 2017

Blog: 5 cheap ways to spruce up your pancakes

By Jenny Ross, Digital & Content Marketing Specialist It’s Pancake Day tomorrow – the exciting time of year when you can indulge in one of the nation’s favourite desserts. But, if you’re sick of lemon and sugar or bored of

• 15 Feb. 2017

Ben sees mental health concerns double

Quarterly Impact update reveals figures for October-December 2016 Ben, the not-for-profit organisation that partners with the automotive industry to provide support for life to its people and their families, has released figures showing a 50% rise in people contacting the