You are an expert at your business. We are communications experts. Together we help you make the impact you want. You’ll get results through a mixture of advice, coaching and training. As a result you will sound persuasive, look impressive and feel confident. We are known for delivering quick results and lasting improvements.
The Benjamin Ball Associates team has been working with FTSE 100 boards, private equity firms, financial PR agencies and ambitious professionals for 10+ years. Most of us have 20+ years experience in finance, communications or journalism. Based in London, we work throughout Europe and the Middle East.
What makes us different is that you see results immediately. We know you are short of time so we equip you with the tools you need to make rapid improvements. With The BBA approach you can transform your talks, pitches and presentations in as little as 4 hours. And these skills will be with you for life.
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Benjamin Ball Associates won ‘Best for Investor Presentation Coaching – UK’ in the 2016 Alternative Investment Awards.
You will work with some of the best presentation and media gurus, trainers and speech writers in Europe.
With a focus on improving financial presentations and increasing pitch win rates, Ben advises business leaders how to present themselves in front of investors, clients and the media.
Over the last 10 years Ben has built this company’s systematic approach to pitch coaching and presentation training. He works with entrepreneurs, senior managers and leaders of major corporations. Clients he has advised include Permira, Statoil, Microsoft, Worldpay and Olswang as well as many private equity firms. Previously Ben was a corporate financier at dot com specialist Durlacher following senior roles at Pearson, Cable and Wireless and the BBC. He is a regular speaker at financial conferences including Super Return and GAIM.
Sandra Davis has twenty years experience of working in communications and marketing. She focuses on coaching presenting, media and management skills for organisations around the world including AXA, Centrica, the Department for Business Innovation and Skills and BNP Paribas.
Previously Sandra Davis was head of corporate communications for George Wimpey PLC, and worked as a consultant for agencies including Edelman and Hill and Knowlton. Sandra is also a trained speech therapist.
Paul Farrow is an expert trainer and PR advisor with over 30 years experience. He has advised a wide range of companies, focusing on financial services. These include challenger banks Tesco Bank and Paragon Group, private equity firms Actis and HarbourVest, hedge fund Man Group, and banks RBS, HSBC and Mitsubishi UFJ Securities. His work spans companies as different as L’Oreal, Singapore Airlines, Cambridge Nanosystems and Tetrapak.
Paul’s background combines PR (Paul Farrow was MD, Financial Services at Fishburn), financial journalism (Deputy Editor at IFR magazine) and investment banking (Swiss Bank Corp, FG Inversiones Bursatiles and Ahorro Corporacion). He speaks fluent Spanish.
Juliet Mann is an experienced broadcast media trainer. She is a journalist and anchor who has worked for CNN, Sky News, Reuters, CNBC, BBC and on radio. Juliet co-hosted CNN’s weekly business show Marketplace Europe and was a roving reporter for Sky News for many years. Previously Juliet worked for Reuters TV as their Paris Correspondent. Juliet speaks fluent French.
Joanne is an experienced media trainer working with corporate and banking clients, in the UK and overseas. Joanne often work at board level, providing media and message training. She helps people understand how journalists work and how to work with them. She rehearses media interviews and helps craft appropriate and appealing messages.
Joanne Hart is the Investments Editor of the Mail on Sunday and has worked in financial journalism for more than 20 years. She is also a regular contributor to the Banker magazine, edits the London Stock Exchange Group yearbook and Bridgepoint’s magazine. Previously Joanne was deputy City editor of the Evening Standard and a reporter and producer for the Channel Four programme Business Daily.
As our Customer Services Director, Louise Angus makes sure our clients get the best from their training programmes.
Formerly Director of Sales for MTV Europe, she has many years experience of working with international brands, helping them achieve their marketing ambitions. Now she helps international companies achieve their communications skills ambitions. Louise can be reached on 07768 882 984
Jane Renton is an experienced media and presentation trainer. She has worked with many international bluechip companies, to train those in the public eye, including senior executives at Swiss Re, BNP Paribas, PwC, Absolut Vodka and CSC. She was a presenter of The Money Programme, BBC2’s economic and business current affairs flagship.
She has also written extensively for a number of national newspapers, including The Sunday Times and Observer, where she was a senior staff writer for seven years. She is also the author of the best-selling Economist book, Coaching and Mentoring.
David Bond is a presentation expert specialising in finance. Recent clients he has helped include Unilever, Sainsbury’s, Bupa, Slaughter and May, Cancer Research UK, Penguin Random House, The Green Party and Ernst and Young.
He began his career as a fund manager at Merrill Lynch Asset Management where he worked as an investment analyst and was heavily involved with running pension funds, analysing their investments and meeting senior management. Since then he has developed successful parallel careers in strategic communication training and documentary filmmaking.
As our Operations Manager, Louise ensures the smooth co-ordination of all our courses from the initial booking stage to post-session follow up, working closely with our trainers, camera people and client contacts. She also manages our accounting and invoicing processes.
She has a background in departmental administration at the University of Oxford
Call Louise Angus today to discuss how we can best help you
Phone on 020 7018 0922
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