Benjamin CrossleyMarketing Coordinator
Joining Shawston straight from University Benji hit the ground running in his newly appointed position of Marketing Assistant. Within 12 months he was jointly heading up the internal communications team running alongside his extremely active role in the external communications team. A thirst for knowledge and self-development Benji was a vital cog in the production of the new Shawston website, showing real discretionary effort to ensure the project was completed on time.
His ability to harness opportunities as and when they arrive and to use his creative flair to benefit the company is second to none. A key member of the Shawston family Benji is one to watch develop and grow with the full support of his co-owners.
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Who has been the biggest influence on you during your time at Shawston?
Benji on James Collins
“James has definitely inspired me the most. He has been massively helpful.”
“He (James) has allowed me to bring out my personality whilst knowing the boundaries of a working environment.”
“I found James to be very relatable – a good choice of mentor – we have a brother like relationship.”
What does Employee Ownership mean to you?
Benji on Employee Ownership
“Being a co-owner changes the way you view the company. You are responsible for your business so it’s up to you to drive the business forward.”
Tell us about your Shawston journey.
Started at Shawston Head Office in Hyde as a Marketing Assistant in 2018.
Became joint lead on the Internal Communications Team in 2019.
Project lead on the new Shawston website design and development March 2020.
Heads up the Shawston in-house design lab