Ben holds a first-class degree in BSc Sociology with Quantitative Methods from Manchester Metropolitan University. Before joining Steer ED, Ben gained 18 months industry experience working for GlobalData, analysing wider-ranging market trends for a portfolio of private sector clients.
After successfully completing our 18-month graduate training programme in 2021, Ben has progressed into a consultancy role providing analytical and project management support across a diverse range of projects including economic strategy and action planning, business case development, evaluation, and economic impact assessment.
Ben specialises in quantitative analysis, including local area socio-economic baseline assessments and project/programme level economic impact modelling in line with HMT Green Book requirements. He also undertakes qualitative research, including policy analysis and stakeholder consultation.
Working at local, national and international levels, recent projects include Town’s Fund Business Case for Huntingdon; economic impact assessment of Doncaster Sheffield Airport; baseline assessment for an inclusive economy strategy for Newcastle; and capability mapping for Science and Innovation Audit across Liverpool City Region.