Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form is always thrilled to learn of the ongoing success of its former students, and was particularly delighted to hear of Ben Gascoigne’s fantastic career since leaving the College.

As a small and caring college, Nelson and Colne is able to offer personal support and guidance, which ensures its students’ future success. The College has a long-standing tradition of excellence, spanning whole generations of families, and is always delighted to hear of past students’ success.

Ben Gascoigne, from Walton High School, is one of these successes. Ben originally studied a challenging programme of A Levels in Politics, History and English Language—as popular then as they are now—before progressing to the University of Hull to read Politics.

After his time at university, Ben spent two years working as Marketing Manager at Pendle Community Credit Union, then took up a job with the Conservative Campaign HQ in London, working for the Conservative Party Chairman.

In 2007, Ben worked for a member of the then-Shadow Cabinet, and then briefly joined Boris Johnson’s first campaign to become Mayor of London. After Boris won the Mayoral election in 2008, Ben was offered a job as personal event planner before being promoted to Boris’ Private Secretary, accompanying the Mayor to his engagements and providing on the ground support in his office.

Ben’s time at College prepared him well for the rigours of university study and working life. He said, “I’m really grateful for all the support that Nelson and Colne College provided!”