DIRECTORS / CONSULTANTS
Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and Associate of The Academy of Experts (TAE)
After studying History and Philosophy at the University of York, Ben trained and qualified (2015) as a Chartered Accountant with Moore Stephens (now part of BDO). During this time he worked as an auditor in the Financial Services and General Businesses team.
Following qualification Ben moved to KPMG to work in their Private Equity department and was responsible for providing valuation assurance for his mid-tier Private Equity clients’ portfolio investments, which included equity and debt investments in European businesses to renewable energy assets in Asia.
In July 2019 Ben moved to CVR Global (now part of BTG Advisory) where, as a Forensic Accountant, he worked on valuations in an advisory and dispute context. Advisory valuations followed instructions from third parties for numerous reasons, the internal pensions covenants team and the internal insolvency team. Dispute valuations were undertaken on an Expert Witness basis. Ben’s knowledge of Expert work has been enhanced since he became an Associate of the Academy of Experts in January 2020.
In VC Ben is dedicated to financial valuation and modelling of business and intangible assets in both contentious and non-contentious appraisal.