Ben was a teacher for 16 years across the state and independent sector. During his last 12 years as a teacher, he was the Director of Sport and Rugby at Durham School. Having played National League rugby and now coaching in National Div 2, Ben has lived sport and education for the majority of his career.
Having left teaching in 2017, Ben founded pioneering EdTech platform, www.myglobalbridge.com. Bridging pathways between education and industry, globalbridge provides school and college students with a digital ‘e-portfolio’ in order to evidence their Knowledge, Character, Skills and Achievements, beyond grades alone. With a strong social purpose, globalbridge is levelling the playing field of opportunity for young people. Due to the innovation and fast growing nature of globalbridge, Ben found himself in The Sunday Times, top 100 entrepreneurs list.
Ben hosts Sports Mix, a talk show discussing all things to do with sport and education. Interviews with Physical Education teachers, sports coaches and professional athletes, Ben discusses everything from sport in the curriculum, career pathways, international opportunities and barriers to future participation and success. Included are several rounds of sports questions to challenge the guest and listeners!