Ben has been involved in market work since 2007, when he cut his teeth inspecting the street markets of Brick Lane, Truman Brewery, Whitechapel and Chrisp Street. He is currently leading the City of London’s three wholesale markets, and the plans to co-locate these historic markets in Dagenham. He describes the ambitious £1bn change programme as one of the most significant and impactful projects involving markets for a generation, that will revolutionise the way food is accessed in London.
Prior to his appointment as Markets Director for the City of London Corporation, Ben was Head of Environmental Services for Adur and Worthing Councils, ran his own food consultancy for top chefs around the country, and was Superintendent of the Corporation’s New Spitalfields Market. He also previously headed up the Environmental Health Food Service with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets where he had responsibility for oversight of Billingsgate Market and some of London’s most well-known food establishments.