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Automotive Industry charity, Ben, announce the return of Ben Ball

Ben, the charity dedicated to supporting the people of the automotive industry, is excited to announce that Ben Ball is back this year and will be held at the iconic venue, the Roundhouse in Camden, London, on the 8th of December 2021.

 


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Returning to the Roundhouse for the second time, Ben Ball 2021 promises to be the stand-out event in the automotive industry calendar once again, following a break in 2020 due to COVID-19.
Having run for over 70 years, Ben Ball is a spectacular black-tie event with breathtaking entertainment, delicious food and a festive theme to get the automotive community into the Christmas spirit. It’s an event not to be missed, providing the perfect opportunity to celebrate the end of Covid restrictions and reconnect with colleagues.

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Limited spaces are available – Ben Ball 2019 was a sell-out event, so book now to avoid missing out on a night to remember.

Ben Ball raises vital funds to support the charity’s work, ensuring no one in automotive has to face life’s toughest challenges alone. This is more important now than ever before, as automotive people have been facing more complex and urgent challenges due to the pandemic.

The Roundhouse is one of London’s most iconic music and performance spaces, earning its place in rock n’ roll history. For the past 10 years, the venue has been operating as a charity, helping transform the lives of young people – making it the ideal venue for such a big charity fundraising event. Not only that, but the Roundhouse is a venue that fully showcases the awe-inspiring entertainment Ben has in store for guests on the night.

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Matt Wigginton, Director of Partnerships, Engagement & Income at Ben, said:

“We are beyond thrilled that Ben Ball is back for 2021! We’ve missed our automotive family this past year and can’t wait to reconnect in style, back at the Roundhouse. We’re also delighted to announce that one of our biggest supporters, Auto Trader, will be headline sponsor for the event – we can’t thank them enough for their ongoing support!

“As ever, Ben Ball will be a spectacular evening full of Christmas cheer, providing the perfect opportunity to celebrate, catch up with colleagues and do some networking too. With breathtaking entertainment, incredible food and the opportunity to party, it’s definitely not to be missed. On the night, we’ll also be revealing more about what we’ve achieved together in the past year.


“So, what are you waiting for? We want you to be part of something really amazing this Christmas and, at the same time, help us ensure that no-one in automotive faces life’s toughest challenges alone. After the year we’ve all had, we need something to look forward to and Ben Ball 2021  promises to be an unforgettable evening of celebration and festive fun. We’re counting down the days!


“We really hope you’ll be joining us. It was a sell-out event in 2019 so don’t miss out, book now.”

Auto Trader’s CEO, Nathan Coe, said:

“Since the beginning of the pandemic we’ve been committed to supporting the industry in every way we are able. As the industry and wider economy begin to recover, the impact of COVID will be felt in people’s lives at work and at home for a long time to come. We’re honoured to be able to continue our support for Ben and all of the brilliant work it does day in day out, providing help to those who need it most.”

Visit www.ben.org.uk

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Owain joined Volvo Cars in June 2021 to lead Circular Economy in the Global Sustainability Team. The company has committed to being a circular business by 2040 and has financial, recycled content and CO2 based targets for 2025, all of which Owain is working across the company to make happen. Owain previously worked for circular economy consultancy Oakdene Hollins where he advised businesses on evidence led circular economy implementation. 

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The presentation will cover the work Volvo Cars is doing to achieve 2025 but mainly focus on the transformational work towards 2040 and the business and value chain changes being considered. Attention will be paid to the way vehicles are being dealt with at the end of life and the complexities of closing material and component loops. Opportunities and challenges which Volvo Cars is facing will be presented including engagement with 3rd parties and increasing pressure from stakeholders.