Category Archives: Social

What makes a good leader

Here, Zara Ross, chief executive at Ben gives us her top 10 management tips. Leadership and management are not the same thing, but being a strong manager goes some way to being an effective leader. We will each have our own style of management, but it’s important to recognise that research shows 42% of people leave jobs because of a […]

BLOG: Why mental health is key to wellbeing

Blog by Yvonne Hignell, care and support services director, Ben There’s a lot of evidence, including within our own findings, which suggests strong links between mental health issues (eg depression and anxiety) and social challenges (like isolation and loneliness). Furthermore, the impact that these situations can have on a person’s physical health has also been well documented. Public Health England’s […]

BLOG: Five lessons from the ‘4 Pillars Challenge’

Blog 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 cycling. This is in line with Ben’s four quarterly awareness campaigns, focused on financial, social, physical and mental health […]

BLOG: John Surtees – an appreciation

CHRIS MANN: The son of a south London motor bike shop owner John Surtees grew up with petrol in his veins, competing with his father in grass-track events in the early post war years. He soon turned to circuit racing, winning his first race at the age of 17 on a self-prepared Vincent Grey Flash. By the mid-50s and clearly […]

BLOG: The development and growth of autonomous cars

Blog by Dan Dixon, Communications Manager for Universal Components UK: The autonomous car market is expanding at an existential rate and a whole host of driverless vehicles are expected on our roads within the next five years. Critics of this innovative technology have clearly stated negative feelings towards the public launch of driverless vehicles, many fearing the safety of pedestrians, others […]

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