Ben Carpenter Merritt

Job Title

Regional Affairs Manager – North East


First Class BA (Hons), Politics and Sociology - Newcastle University





Ben heads EEF’s policy and external affairs programme in the North East, working to raise the profile and influence of EEF and its members by driving engagement with policy makers, regional decision making bodies and the media. He also leads on EEF events, developing and delivering a programme of regional networking events which enable best practice sharing and business collaboration. Prior to joining EEF, Ben worked in Public Affairs at FleishmanHillard in Brussels, before returning to the region and spending a brief time working in Public Relations.

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