Impact report 2018/19

Making a positive difference to peoples' lives

"Every day across the UK, automotive colleagues struggle with life’s toughest challenges and need somewhere to turn. That’s why Ben is here for all automotive industry people and their family dependents today and for life..."

Zara Ross - CEO, Ben

We look after our own

Our mission is to make a positive difference to peoples’ lives. In automotive, we look after our own. The lifeblood of the automotive industry is the people who keep it running year in, year out.  We provide a free, confidential helpline and support service, working with individuals to help them navigate through the toughest of challenges, empowering individuals to make positive, lasting change.

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helpline enquiries
total cases managed by support services team
people eligible for support services
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people supported online

Our year of support in numbers

Measuring our impact

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“I was feeling constantly stressed and anxious at home and then I would have to go out on-call at any time of the day or night for work. It wasn’t long before I realised I couldn’t do both and decided to leave my job. After years of fighting a battle and feeling so down and depressed, I can now look to the future. The support and help from Ben has played a huge part in getting us through this. There are no words I can use to express our sincere thanks for everything that Ben has done for us.”


According to Ben's most recent industry survey:

reported struggling with their health & wellbeing in the last 12 months

Understanding & responding to the needs of automotive people

Partnering with the industry


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"I manage the health and wellbeing initiatives at Bentley and I’ve been pleased to promote an ongoing relationship with Ben. We know that Ben’s support services are a great thing for our people"

Andrew Wiggans - Head of Health and Wellbeing at Bentley Motors

Total income donated by companies and individuals

Funding what we do

Ben exists to provide support for life to the people of the automotive industry and we can’t do this without the ongoing support of the industry and its people.

Thank you

We would like to say a heartfelt thank you to each and every individual and company that has supported Ben this year. We couldn’t continue our life-changing work without you.

Here are some examples of how you’ve supported our work this year:



Ben Ball

BenTraining courses

Bring It On 4 Ben

Challenge events

Company fundraising events

Corporate charity of the year

Corporate and individual donations

Gifts in kind

Golf days

Hats on 4 Ben

Industry Leader Challenge

Legacies and in-memory donations

Payroll giving

Performance Related Giving

Trade Association events

Vehicle registration donations


Our journey continues

We’re committed to ongoing transformation, to ensure we remain relevant for the automotive industry of today and tomorrow.