Below is a selection of testimonials that people in the media have said about Ben.
‘Ben has a pretty impressive CV. I’ve been working as a national newspaper journalist for a mighty 40 years and people are always asking me how do you become a journalist, what course should they go on, should they do media studies/journalism at university? My answer always is that the only way to do it is to do it. Ben’s done just that.’ Peter Hardy, National freelance journalist for The Telegraph and many more.
‘I would like to say how impressed we were with your news programme here at the BBC – especially your ‘Petenque’ symbol in France!’ Alex Baxter, Assistant Editor BBC Points West, BBC One.
‘Congratulations on all your publishing success – I was still doing the school magazines at your age!’ Patrick Thorne, The Independent.
‘Ben’s an absolute asset to the team; diligent, timely, self starter, everything you could possibly want!’ Dominic Killinger, Owner and Publisher, InTheSnow Magazine.
‘Your report on Les Deux Alpes was very informative and interesting and we were even more surprised when we found out you skied for Kandahar ski team’ Kevin Mccloud, Presenter Grand Designs, Channel 4.
‘We can’t believe you actually make the whole programme [News 140] yourself – its fabulous’ Robert Coxwell, BBC News 24, YourNews producer.
‘Ben’s work shows great talent and enthusiasm… It’s all very impressive stuff.’ Nick Fellows, Hot House Productions & World Cup Skiing on 4, Channel 4.
‘Ben is an inspirational young man. He is a top skier and incredibly driven to succeed in everything he does. Skiforce and the wider Gapforce family are delighted to have the opportunity of working with him. He really is a fabulous role model for young people today’ Marcus Watts, Managing Director, GapForce.