Hello, I'm Ben. I am the co-founder and CEO of The Small Robot Company. Along with my partner Sam and our incredible team of passionate visionaries, our mission is to help farmers feed the world while regenerating the planet. Our sustainable farming robots Tom, Dick and Harry - and the brains of the operation, our AI driven operating system Wilma - will deliver Per Plant Farming for the world’s biggest food crops. We are rolling out our first commercial robots right now, and plan to have our full service working at scale by 2025. Our Small Robots have won a Europa, a Cog-X and a Drum, and Sam and I are in Business Leader's list of Top 30 UK Entrepreneurs. We are the SW regional winners of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards. Over 2500 farmers and supporters like our idea so much that they have invested in us. Over two rounds we have helped us raise nearly £6m, alongside over £2m of grants from Innovate UK and others. Previously, I have founded two agencies, two consultancies, an app start-up and a phone for blind people. I have held the role of Creative Director, Experience Director, Head of Innovation, and Head of Brilliant. I have been in the Drum Magazine’s Mobile Top 50 for two years running, #23 in the Digerati Top 100 and won MEX Experience Innovator of the Year.

My employment type:

Full-time employees

My work level:


I have posibility relocation
I'm looking for a position:

Chief executive officer (CEO)

Desired salary

1000000 $ per year

Work experience

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    Co-Founder and CEO
    Small Robot Company 01.01.2017 - 04.10.2022

    We are revolutionising farming with an easy, low-cost, leasing service of autonomous, precision agri-robotics for a healthier, more efficient and sustainable future. This ‘Farming as a Service’ end-to-end system is designed to increase crop yields, accelerate food automation, preserve soil condition and provide a step change in productivity, accelerating the pace towards automation in the farming industry. Our team brings together pioneers and leaders in their fields of agriculture, engineering, machine learning and engineering. Gathering over 15 years of academic research in agri-robotics and 20 years of service design experience we will help farmers to continue to feed our population in a sustainable and smart way.

  • Tutor
    Squared Online - a​ ​Google/​​AVADO partnership 01.11.2014 - 01.12.2019

    I have been a tutor on the subjects of Mobile and Social for the award winning Squared Online digital innovation course since the end of 2014. This involves giving an interactive video presentation online to over 100 students at a time. It is extremely engaging and rewarding for me, and is becoming a reference course for digital innovation. I have also worked with Avado to present the Mobile Cubed interactive video course.

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    Mistake 1
    Mistake 1_1 01.01.2013 - 01.11.2014

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    Warsash School of Maritime Studies
    01.01.1991 - 01.12.1993 BSc Marine Architecture, Designing ships


Active listening Communication Computer skills Interpersonal skills Problem-solving skills Time management Interpersonal Skills Critical Thinking Problem Solving Customer Service Skills


  • English - level 10/10
  • Italian - level 10/10

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