Ben is a sought-after speaker all over the globe, and his expertise is regularly featured by broadcasters and news media including the BBC, Sky and CNN. He speaks regularly to large audiences about modern slavery, leadership, and turning vision into practical action.

Ben’s message of hope, his passionate belief that freedom is worth the fight, has resonated with the thousands who have heard him speak, and his profile continues to grow. His team now includes senior investigators and detectives, a former member of the UK National Police Chiefs’ Council, lawyers, social workers, and communications and policy experts all working to a common goal: bringing an end to modern slavery.

In July 2017, Ben published his first book: Impossible is a Dare. Featuring real-life rescues and the voices of many others involved in the story so far, this book is about more than fighting slavery. Impossible is a Dare is a challenge. What are you passionate about? What would you like to build or break or change? This book will inspire all readers to find and fight for their own vision and see the impossible for what it really is: nothing but a dare.


“For many years, I have admired the passion, drive, and excellence that Hope for Justice have applied in the fight against human trafficking. Ben Cooley is a visionary leader who has an incredible gifting to not only start an organisation, but build a movement."

Sir Brian Souter, 
Founder and Chairman, Stagecoach Group

“Ben Cooley is an inspiring leader. He has met every challenge faced with great wisdom and humility. Hope for Justice has become a key player in the fight against modern day slavery and their influence and experience as practitioners and advocates is incredibly important for businesses, governments and individuals to learn from."

Sir Peter Vardy,
Chairman of the Vardy Group

“I have a huge amount of respect for Ben and Hope for Justice. Their commitment to rescue and restoring those trapped in slavery is an inspiration."

Steve McClaren,
former England football team manager

ben cooley is the ceo of Hope for Justice, which exists to bring an end to modern slavery by preventing exploitation, rescuing victims, restoring lives, and reforming society.