Ben joined the AIM Group in 2019 as analyst for the U.K. He has over 10 years’ experience as a business journalist. Switching careers from accountancy to journalism in 2008 proved a good move as his background got him work at Yahoo Finance UK when the credit crunch gave financial news a higher priority. He later became editor of a small financial website, and in 2014, after a short spell at a news agency covering stories for the UK national newspapers, he went freelance and has since worked freelance for This Is Money, MoneySavingExpert.com and WhatHouse and writes for a range of companies, business start-ups and financial institutions.
- Was U.K. correspondent for a Prince fanzine, “Dream Nation” from 1990 through 1992.
- Worked as a cleaner at Wembley Stadium while studying in London; won the job by being able to use a broom and smoke a roll-up at the same time.
- Majored in American Studies and spent four months at the State University of New York where U.S. students liked his accent and got him to record answerphone messages for them.