Supporting the automotive industry

In partnership with:

We’re delighted to announce a new partnership with automotive industry charity, Ben. As part of the partnership, we’ve made a significant donation to Ben and we’re committed to supporting the charity over the coming years.

Why we’ve partnered with Ben

As a direct result of the Coronavirus pandemic, the charity is struggling to cope with the unprecedented levels of demand for its services. The charity made an earlier rallying cry in an open letter, asking automotive industry leaders for much needed funds, to ensure it could continue to offer the invaluable support services to those in need.

Auto Trader has responded with a partnership that will not only provide the charity with much needed funds, but also broader skills support, in the form of mentoring and volunteering. Read on to find out more about the support available to you through this charity.


About Ben

Ben is the charity dedicated to supporting the people of the automotive industry, providing support for life, for them and their family dependents. Ben supports individuals to navigate through life’s challenges, empowering them to make positive, lasting change. Ben works with people to improve their lives, by enhancing their health and wellbeing, through its free and confidential online self-help, helpline and support services.

Ben provides life-changing support to those facing crisis, as well as helping them prevent crisis. Their support empowers people to be more in control of managing their health and wellbeing; to help them live well, think well, feel well and work well. Ben’s support is tailored and relevant to the needs of the individual, based on a wide range of support options and addressing every aspect of a person’s life.

Who Ben helps

Ben is here for the people of the automotive industry. Whether you work on the shop floor or the top floor, in a factory, garage, office, showroom, or on the road, if you’re one of the 800,000 people working in automotive in the UK, then we’re here for you and your family.

Ben eligibility

Am I eligible?

If you work for, or have worked for, the automotive industry, or you are a family dependent of somebody who does, then you are eligible for Ben’s support.

If you are unsure, you can always call Ben's free and confidential helpline to verify – 08081 311 333.