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EBLEX video specialist Ben Coates joins the Guild

Published on 24th September 2014

Ben CoatesBen Coates, Media Officer at EBLEX, the organisation that supports English beef and lamb farmers and producers, has become a Member of the Guild.

As well as contributing to the overall output of the communications team at, Ben joined EBLEX with a specific brief to develop and drive the video output of the organisation, primarily through its online video channel EBLEX TV.

"Through a combination of film, print, digital and social media, I help to ensure that levy payers are kept abreast of the latest market developments and findings from the EBLEX research and development programme," he explains. "The objective of all our communication activities is to enhance the profitability and sustainability of the English beef and lamb sectors."

Ben began his career in the television industry after graduating with a degree in video production. He worked both in format development and production on a range of shows.

"My personal favourite was the ITV1 docu-drama Stockwell, which told the story of the police shooting of Jean-Charles De Menezes," he says. "It was one of those 'stories that need to be told' in my view."

Prior to his current role, Ben led the communications team of a local government authority, successfully introducing a number of social media initiatives to engage with young adults, a demographic that was previously difficult to attract to the world of local politics.

Outside of work, he enjoys football, travel and developing and producing his own film projects.

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