Ben Fitton

Ben Fitton

Ben Fitton - Business Studies

Former Business Studies student, Ben Fitton, is on track to gain another first in a Marketing Degree from Manchester Metropolitan University after achieving consistently high grades during his Master’s course. The 23-year-old received an astounding 84% overall for his Degree in Marketing in 2018.

Ben received a large proportion of his marks from a final year project, in which he increased a vending machine company’s profit by a staggering 120%. He did this by designing a new app called Pay4Vend, which notified Broderick’s customers when a vending machine is close by, of recent offers, and of their order histories.

He told us:

“Trafford College tutors really hammered home the importance of forward planning and organising yourself. Without that, my final year project would have been impossible. The support I received at College was amazing, it felt like I had help 24-7. The teaching was out of this world. It has proved really useful for what I am doing now. Being at Trafford College really boosted my confidence. Tutors give you more responsibility, I got treated like an adult, which is what I wanted. I recommend going to college, you’ve just got to believe in yourself.”

Ben plans to use his skills to help companies reduce their environmental footprint by branching into sustainability.


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