Investor Ben Quashie

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Ben Quashie, aged 67, is married with three children. Ben is a Shared Interest Society Ambassador, as well as an investor. Ben explains: "I became interested in fair trade during my last year at Middlesex University, and was encouraged by my lecturer to do my final project on fair trade."

Born in Ghana, Ben started working life as a civil servant. He then studied nursing in the UK and became a staff nurse. He spent much of his career in social care, before retiring in 2006 to pursue a part time degree in Development Studies at Middlesex University. The principles of fair trade inspired Ben to join the Enfield Fairtrade Campaign Group. It was there he was introduced to Shared Interest Society. 

I wanted to help raise awareness of Share Accounts. I became an ambassador so I could tell others about what the Society does. It is a new challenge for me.

Since then, Ben has been working as an ambassador to promote awareness of Shared Interest Society at conferences and local libraries.

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