Ben Farrin...........


Hello thanks for visiting my page.

The reason for me setting up this profile is to see what opportunities it might bring. If there are any likeminded business people, investors or entrepreneurs out there that would like to get in touch then please say hi.

I am a very driven, determined and self-taught "go getter". From a very young age I have been fascinated by business, and it wasn't surprising that I was selling sweets at school, or out washing people's cars for cash from about 10 years of age. Throughout my childhood I learnt what the true value of money is.

I am extremely passionate and I thrive on challenges. Since 2005 I founded and continue to manage The Student Pocket Guide Ltd. The company and I have picked up many prestigious, national awards along our journey including the Barclays 'Take One Small Step' competition, which secured a £50,000 investment. Plus I was over the moon to be titled the Shell LiveWire Entrepreneur of the Year in 2006. We’re now publishing The Student Pocket Guide across 15 regions, reaching approx 2 million subscribers per term.

In 2013 I set-up my second Limited company - SPG Recruitment. This company provides its clients with a talent acquisition service, headhunting people for roles within the marketing, media and design sectors.

With two businesses to manage and expand, I am now looking at working smarter rather than harder. So I’m sure the lessons I continue to learn will keep coming and I thoroughly look forward to developing both businesses.

If you're someone whose interested in my story, either of my businesses, or would like to discuss any possible future collaborations get in touch.

  • Work
    • The Student Pocket Guide