Okay, so I’m ignorant. I’ve worked in the automotive sector for more than a decade and I hadn’t fully appreciated the extraordinary breadth of industry charity Ben.
I’ve just paid a visit to the Sunninghill HQ with super-reporter Darren (he’s writing a blog, too) and super-salesguy Don.
I assumed the charity only helped those currently working in, or just retired from, the industry.
Not a bit of it. Ben will help anyone who has worked in any part of the industry at any point in their career. And their families.
It’s quite amazing how much of the population are eligible for financial, emotional or medical help through Ben as a result – one in ten of the entire UK population and much, much more than this in areas where manufacturing is, or has been, concentrated.
Problem is, too many people might be too proud to ask for help, or get in touch after things have started going truly haywire.
Get in touch with Ben early to nip things in the bud and get things back on track. It’ll be much easier in the long run and the sooner things are sorted out, the quicker you can get back to running productive businesses.
No doubt about it, Ben is brilliant…