Ben Hardy

ben_hardy_photoSenior Project Manager

Ben started his event career during his final year at University when he undertook a work placement at REM. Since then Ben has worked for two of the UK’s leading youth charities, Barnardo’s and The Prince’s Trust, organising a diverse range of fundraising events.

In 2010 Ben joined the REM team and helped to secure one of our biggest contracts, the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta. Ben now leads REM’s delivery of the Fiesta and has worked on a number of other projects including the Bath Christmas Light Switch On, Diamond Jubilee Celebrations in Bath and Salisbury, Royal Wedding Celebration Concert (Bath), Cowley Road Carnival (Oxford), Mathew Street Music Festival (Liverpool), Mersey River Festival (Liverpool), Bristol 10k and Bristol Half Marathon (Bristol), Foodies Festival (Hampton Court and Bristol), The Tree of Light (Oxford and Henley Thames), HM The Queen Diamond Jubilee Visit (Stockton on Tees) Olympic Torch Relay Evening Celebrations (Bristol and Oxford), Brisfest (Bristol), Party in the Park (Woking), West Byfleet Live (West Byfleet) and Ashton Court 10k (Bristol).

Recently Ben has secured the renewal of our contract with organisers of the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta for 2013 – 2017.

Ben is a Board Member of the Bristol Festivals and Events Forum.

Outside of work Ben has a range of charitable interests. He is a Past President of the Bristol Junior Chamber, a member of the West of England Initiative, a member of the Anchor Society and Chairman of Young Bristol, a city wide youth organisation.