Ben’s been a builder and maker since the early 2000s. Early in his career he was CTO of ActiveHotels - one of the most successful UK start-ups, now part of He co-founded Reevoo in 2004, running the biggest Ruby team in the UK. He’s worked at Thoughtworks and was a member of the team that grew into the Government Digital Service. In between he’s worked at Moo, been CTO of award-winning toy company MakieLab, built iOS apps for innovative healthcare trials and most recently was Head of Technology for agile public-sector agency, dxw. An agilista and rubyist since 2003, he came home to GFR in 2018.