Ben Widdowson

Ben Widdowson, Head of Estates & Facilities at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, is a Chartered Engineer with over ten years’ experience of hard and soft facilities management within the patient healthcare environment.

He has an excellent track record for delivery of strategic objectives after managing one of the NHS’ largest Private Finance Initiative (PFI) schemes.

Working closely with the Trust’s board I delivered recurrent savings of £2m (4.5% of Unitary Charge) on a PFI contract whilst continually improving quality of FM services provided to the Trust. FM services performed within the top quartile of the 2017 Department of Health Patient Led Assessment of Care Environment (PLACE) inspections, scoring 97.25 percent against national average of 91.97 percent.

I have up-to-date CPD, effective governance and board assurance experience along with voluntary director positions and graduation from the NHS Leadership Academy ‘Nye Bevan’ programme for aspirant directors.