Ben is the Founder/Director of the behaviour change collectiveMade With+, Co Founder of male talking movement Talk Club and Co Founder of GoodFest (a creative festival at the beach in Cornwall).
South Londoner Ben, began his career as a copywriter. In the 20 or so years since he’s worked at some of the world’s most creative agencies in London and Sydney (HHCL, BBH, Droga5 to name but a few picking up over 50 national and International awards).
But in 2011 just being “creative,” just wasn’t enough and he joined the sustainability revolution at Republic of Everyone, and began to use his “Evil powers for Good”.
After 6 years in Sydney he returned to the UK to Write and Direct (the now multi award winning) documentary “Slowing Down Fast Fashion” presented by Alex James which is now on Amazon prime.
Since then he’s continued working in ethical and sustainability led projects, concentrating on behaviour change and creating campaigns and documentaries that are good for world.
In 2013 he was named Australian Creative's "Power Top 20" - which coincidently was just before he went home.
He is currently touring pubs nationally (and hopefully internationally soon) screening his male mental health documentary, “Steve” saving men from suicide - sparked by the death of his childhood best friend and introducing Talk Club.
Insta: @STEVEDOCUMENTARY @Madewithltd @TalkClubUK
Twit: @benakers @Madewith_ @TalkClubUK