Ben – Support for life

We have been a long time supporter of Ben and would ask all members to help us raise awareness of this amazing organisation with their colleagues.

Ben is a not-for-profit that provides life-changing support and care to anyone who works or has worked in the automotive industry, and their families.

The organisation’s tailored, holistic care and support services focus on the four main aspects of a person’s health and wellbeing: financial, physical, mental and social. Ben enables people to navigate life’s toughest challenges and empowers them to make lasting, positive change.

Information, advice, guidance

Quality care for those in later life

Breaks for those dealing with illness

Family and relationship counselling

More about Ben

Everyone who works, or has worked, in the automotive industry can access Ben’s confidential, free support services for themselves and their families.

By phone, online and in person, Ben provides information, advice, guidance and managed referrals to its network of 700 partner organisations, including debt advisors and mental health charities. It may also fund therapeutic interventions, family and relationship counselling, home adaptions, short breaks for families dealing with life-limiting or terminal illness and immediate help for those in crisis.

Ben also provides high quality care for those in later life at its care centres and in their own homes and, for the more independent, at its award-winning retirement village.

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Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI)

We are proud to support the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) by awarding a bursary over three years, as part of its Outstanding Achievers Awards.

These awards showcase the dedication and hard work taking place across the entire industry, from skilled professionals and managers leading teams to success, to learners beginning their careers. They also recognise the centres whose passion, dedication and high quality training provisions are helping candidates to achieve the very best.

Maintaining industry standards

Establishing new skills in the sector

Developing people and their careers

Building public confidence in the sector

More about IMI

The IMI is the professional association for individuals working in the motor industry, it was founded in 1920 when society – as now – was experiencing rapid technology-driven change. The Institute was created to establish new skills and knowledge benchmarks, with the passionate belief that the automotive industry is a driver of innovation, employment and economic growth.

People working in the industry need the most relevant, up-to-date skills and qualifications in order to progress. That is why The IMI’s purpose is to provide, and continuously evolve, the means by which people working in the automotive sector can attain relevant professional competence and appropriate recognition.

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