6 November 2023 News
A warm welcome to the latest addition to our Street Works team
Introducing Ben Blessett, the newest addition to the Develop team! Ben joins us as a Street Works (NRSWA) trainer. With over two years of experience as a trainer and a background in the industry, Ben’s journey into this role is an interesting one.
Ben’s career began with a summer job that evolved into a long-term career as a foreman and salesman for a marquee company. His responsibilities took him all over the country, setting up expansive event facilities, primarily for weddings. For many years, he thrived in this environment.
However, seeking a change, Ben accepted a friend’s suggestion to work on-site, erecting steel and timber frames. He immersed himself in this role for several years before eventually deciding to become a self-employed site manager.
During his time on the tools, Ben suffered repeated bouts of sciatica, a condition that significantly impacted his physically demanding role. It was at this point that the idea of transitioning into training was proposed. With his extensive industry experience, Ben recognised the opportunity to impart his knowledge to the next generation of tradespeople.
Ben said, “I’m absolutely thrilled to embark on this new adventure with the Develop team and I can’t wait to complete my introductory training and start meeting all our delegates.”
Beyond his professional life, Ben is an music enthusiast who enjoys attending concerts. Over the summer, he also discovered the serenity of open water swimming, a pastime he intends to continue even through the chilly winter months.