BEng (Hons) CEng MICE - Managing Director
Ben is a Chartered Civil Engineer (CEng) and member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (MICE) and Engineering Council. As founder and managing director, Ben innovates and directs 48.3’s strategic partnerships, growth initiatives and service development. He’s responsible for the rise of 48.3 as a top scaffolding and temporary works consultancy.
Driving Ben’s success is his solution-orientated mindset and ability to steer projects to safe, timely, and cost-effective completion. A strong advocate for raising standards and promoting awareness about the role of temporary works in construction industries across the world, Ben has consistently evolved 48.3’s capabilities, equipping contractors and scaffolding specialists with the tools and knowledge to tackle their most pressing access challenges. Within 48.3, Ben cultivates a culture of curiosity and empowers employees to develop innovative solutions on behalf of clients.
Previously, Ben was the engineering and design manager at Tone Scaffolding, where he helped shape core capabilities and ran a highly successful team. Prior to that Ben worked at Alwyn Richards Ltd where he started his career as a temporary works design engineer. He has over 17 and a half years of experience pioneering the field of scaffolding design, and a track record for masterminding solutions to the most complex access and scaffolding challenges. His scaffolding background includes a series of technical engineering and senior management positions in Dubai and in the U.K.
A recognised industry thought leader, Ben served on the technical committee for the National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) between 2015-2020. Ben has been a director of the Temporary Works Forum (TWF) since 2014 and in September 2021 was appointed as Vice Chairman. Ben co-authored and chaired the working group that produced TWF guidance document "Effective Management of Scaffolding to BS 5975:2019" that was published in September 2020. Other authorships include the market-leading training course “The Secrets of Scaffold Design,” a program that sets the quality standard in scaffolding education.Contact