Who I am

Ben Hurley

I am an independent campaigns and communications professional offering specialist support to good people who do good things.

With 13 years of experience delivering for high-profile organisations, companies and individuals, I apply a strategic and straightforward approach to communications.

Following a once-in-a-lifetime 5.5 year journey telling the story of the outstanding delivery of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games I am building a portfolio of clients spanning a range of sectors. From demolition through to the creation of the Olympic Park and hosting of the greatest sporting event on Earth, I applied my communications specialism to a huge range of complex areas from landscaping, regeneration and security through to incident management, press operations and elite and community sport.

Previously I led major national campaigns at the Trade Union Congress including the successful campaign for compulsory employee pensions, introduced in 2012, a PR week award-winning campaign on work/lifebalance, unprecedented investor activism with pension fund trustees and employee support for the groundbreaking Make Poverty History campaign.

As an independent consultant I am continuing to deliver a diverse range of successful campaigns and communications, work with incredibly talented and passionate people and master and translate complex issues into simple messages. Clients I have provided strategic and hands-on support to include: the British Airline Pilots’ Association; The Armitt Review of UK Infrastructure Planning; The Crystal Palace rebuild/regeneration; the National Lottery Olympic Park Anniversary Run; the Heritage Lottery Fund; The British Athletics Sainsbury’s Summer Series (London & Birmingham); Commonwealth Games England (Queen’s Baton Relay 2014); specialist sports PR agency Run Communications; Project Art Works;  and, London Parks and Green Space Forum. I also advise the The Parks Alliance, the voice of UK parks, on communications strategy as a member of the establishing Board.

My clients value my honest, jargon-free, strategic approach to every project whether it’s a communications strategy, speech, social media campaign or publication. Starting by asking the right questions we then develop a plan together with the right answers.

If you would like to have an informal conversation over the phone or in person to discuss any issues where you feel my support would be helpful, get in touch.

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