Will Bentley

Will Bentley

Trustee

Trustee providing brand, marketing, website, promotion and video support


When did you join TBBT?

June 2016

 

What was your background before joining?

I’m the owner of creative digital agency bd2 and have known and worked with Mark for many years and within several businesses that he’s either advised or work for directly. Typically this has involved brand, marketing and website development work. Whilst working with him during his time as MD at a food redistribution business, I learnt about issues surrounding food waste and food poverty as we helped establish a new brand for the business focused on providing low cost food to areas of social deprivation.

 

What appealed to you about working for TBBT?

I had many discussions with Mark before the charity was even established and helped with various presentations to get things off the ground which led to providing the brand and various pieces of marketing collateral. As a business, we much prefer to support charities by providing work pro bono as we believe we can add much more value this way compared to a simple monetary donation. We adopted TBBT both to continue to work with Mark and to help alleviate food poverty. It’s something I’m very conscious of personally as both my parents worked full time in various organisations supporting the homeless, running hostels and soup kitchens.

 

What’s the best thing about your job?

It’s been very rewarding to see the charity and Mark’s concept for it come to life, to see it working and then start to achieve its goals. This is very evident when you visit the community hubs and see the benefit it brings to the families who receive the food and hear the ways it’s helped in their lives.

 

What’s your own favourite type of food?

Mmm, well I do enjoy my food, so it’s hard to pick one, but I’d have to go for a fresh Caesar salad.

 

What signature recipe would you share with TBBT members?

Thai green curry

 

Your top tip for reducing food waste in the home:

The biggest thing for us, as a family of five, has been changing shopping habits away from the one big weekly shop to smaller more regular ones and buying what you actually need rather than what you think you’re going to need, then finding out you don’t and throwing it away or giving it to our three dogs