Rooster Talks: Living and Working with Purpose with Ben Veal

Friday 3rd March 2023

Free admission
Booking via Eventbrite

Are you living, and working, with purpose? what ‘mountain’ are you climbing right now?

Ben Veal is the founder of Second Mountain Comms, an award-winning independent consultancy based at Glove Factory Studios that specialises in helping purpose-driven companies and charities reach new heights. Two (and a bit) years since launching, Ben has built up a client base of 15+ national and international clients, won not one but two regional CIPR Independent PR Practitioner of the Year awards, received the ‘Mark of Excellence’ at the national CIPR Excellence Awards and picked up the ’Start up of the Year’ trophy at the Creative Bath Awards. It’s been quite the journey so far – but it’s not all been uphill.

Unexpected redundancy at the height of the first lockdown sent Ben spiralling downwards. Feelings of anxiety, imposter syndrome and depression all led to big questions about whether the time had come to take a new career direction.

Having climbed the ‘first mountain’ of his life, and dropped into a valley, Ben paused, reflected and then began the long and winding journey up the ’second mountain’ – founding a business that would put purpose before profit and place family first.

In March’s Rooster Talk, Glove Factory Studios member Ben will share his personal story about launching a business during the most unsettling of times, aiming to give back to society, carving out a niche in a very crowded market, and life lessons learnt from this journey as we all move forward into a brave new world.

Wild Herb at The Field Kitchen welcome you with platters of delicious light breakfast, teas and coffees all courtesy of Glove Factory Studios.

This event is free however booking is recommended to reserve your seat.

We look forward to seeing you!