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• 11 Oct. 2018

Ben announces the appointment of Health & Wellbeing Director

• Rachel Clift joins the Ben team as Health & Wellbeing Director • Rachel will lead Ben’s health & wellbeing services to the automotive industry • Former Olympian is welcomed into Ben’s executive team Ben, an independent charity and dedicated

• 26 Jul. 2018

Ben’s automotive industry mental health fundraiser is back! Save the date and sign up now – Hats on 4 Ben – World Mental Health Day

Ben invites everyone in the automotive industry to join in with its Hats on campaign for the third year – that’s a hat-trick! Wear a hat to work on 10th October & donate £2 to help transform mental health support

• 19 Jul. 2018

Ben publishes annual Impact Report 2017-18 outlining biggest health challenges for automotive industry people

Top issues are low income, anxiety and depression Ben, the independent charity and dedicated partner to the automotive industry, providing support for life for its people and their family dependents, has published its Impact Report 2017-18. This annual report reveals

• 17 May. 2018

Lookers fully charged and ready to take on 2,000 mile fundraising challenge for Ben

National motor retailer Lookers has launched one of the biggest charity drives in its history at the London Motor Show – the Lookers Electric Charge. The carbon-free challenge is in aid of industry charity Ben and will see a relay

• 14 May. 2018

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week: Ben shows support for those working in the automotive industry

Anxiety and depression are most popular content topics on Ben’s website Mental health is second biggest concern for industry people, after money worries Ben launches new online anxiety and stress checker tool This Mental Health Awareness Week, Ben is showing support

• 16 Apr. 2018

Ben is supporting the AM ‘Best UK Dealerships To Work For’ 2018 programme

Ben is proud to be supporting the AM initiative, which highlights great workplaces in the UK’s franchised dealer networks. Participation in AM ‘Best UK Dealerships To Work For’ is free and the registration process is now open. Zara Ross, Chief

• 11 Apr. 2018

Did you know that April is Stress Awareness Month?

A staggering 49% of sick days and two fifths of work-related ill health in 2016/17 were caused by work-related stress, depression or anxiety which amounts to 12.5 million lost work days. With this in mind, during April we’re concentrating on

• 7 Mar. 2018

Community of local heroes help Birch Hill Care Centre in severe weather conditions

Birch Hill Care Centre is paying tribute to the local heroes who helped ensure the smooth and safe running of the centre during the severe weather conditions last week. The care centre’s staff and the local community have been praised for

• 22 Feb. 2018

Ben reveals biggest money worries for automotive industry people and launches new tools to help

42% of people Ben supported last year experienced money problems Of these, the top concern for people was low income (52%) In response, Ben launches two NEW online tools to help people with their finances Ben, the not-for-profit organisation that

• 5 Jan. 2018

Dave completes epic 4 Pillars Challenge for Ben

We would like to say a huge thank you and congratulations to our colleague, Dave Garrett, who completed a mammoth challenge to raise money and awareness for Ben last year. Dave completed an incredible 4,160 self-propelled miles last year by

• 14 Dec. 2017

The Ben Ball has raised over £135,000

Ben, the not-for-profit organisation that partners with the automotive industry to provide support for life to its people, hosted its flagship Ben Ball last night at the Grosvenor House London, raising over £135,000 on the night. The funds raised at

• 1 Dec. 2017

Ben launches NEW mental health training programme exclusively for the automotive industry

New training responds to increased demand for help with mental health challenges Training programme provides practical skills, tools and advice to managers and employees Visit ben.org.uk/BenTraining for more information Ben, the not-for-profit organisation that partners with the automotive industry to

• 13 Nov. 2017

Ben’s vintage vehicle rally drives over £6,000 in fundraising

Ben’s vintage and classic vehicle tour of Ascot and Windsor Great Park has driven to success after raising over £6,000 for the charity. Over 100 vintage cars took part in the Ben Windsor Great Park Vintage & Classic Vehicle Tour

• 10 Nov. 2017

Ben’s care centre celebrates double win at coveted award ceremony

Ben announces that employees at its Town Thorns Care Centre near Rugby are celebrating a double win at the Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce Training Awards. Anthony Brannen, who has recently been appointed as Team Leader at Town Thorns

• 7 Nov. 2017

Mark’s story is nominated in Charity Film Awards!

Mark’s story, our short film about a family supported by Ben, has been nominated in the Charity Film Awards. If you haven’t yet watched it, it’s an inspirational story about Mark, who suffered life-changing injuries as a result of a sudden

• 3 Nov. 2017

Car Dealer Magazine’s Bangers4Ben event 2017 raises over £56,000 to support automotive colleagues

Car Dealer Magazine’s Bangers4Ben event 2017 has raised over £56,000 for Ben, the not-for-profit organisation that partners with the automotive industry to provide support for life to its people and their family dependants. This annual sell-out rally event has now