04 Nov 2015

Introducing Ben – our new Associate and comms champion!

By Ben

Hi everyone!

My name’s Ben and I am the newest member of the BGV team. I’m here for the next six months and my role will be largely focused on strengthening our alumni network, managing the day-to-day communications of BGV, and processing all of the wonderful applications we’ve received for our 2016 winter cohort.

So, a little about me… I’m from Australia and came to the UK in 2013 to play semi-professional cricket for a club side in Surrey. I completed my Master’s degree in Business Management at the University of Westminster in 2014, and have been working in the UK tech startup scene ever since.

I feel extremely honoured to be joining BGV. After attending an event for social change in Oxford earlier this year, I knew that I wanted to work with ambitious businesses creating more than just profit. BGV has an outstanding reputation, and the training our cohorts receive is world class.

There are so many things about working with BGV that I am excited about. I get to see some incredibly inspiring entrepreneurs go from having the passion for change to getting their idea off the ground. I look forward to getting to know our alumni and hearing stories of the impact they have been able to achieve. BGV’s mentors too provide a huge wealth of knowledge that spans multiple industries, and I can’t wait to witness first-hand the wisdom they will impart on our next cohort.

BGV has been able to deliver some incredible success in its work to date. I can’t wait to dive in.

So please feel free to reach out and get in touch!