Joined Carpenter Oak: 2014
What is your nickname in the yard?
Who do you think you look like?
Definitely Roger Daltrey.
When not in the yard what do you enjoy doing?
Running, surfing, playing the guitar and tending to my vegetable garden.
What is the best project you have worked on and why?
Thesbury – it’s my first!
If stranded on a desert island which three people would you take and why?
The Dalai Lama to teach me wisdom, Mike Stewart to teach me how to surf and Jack White to teach me how to play the guitar.
Ben was born and raised around the picturesque town of St Ives in Cornwall. As a youngster Ben was a fanatical sportsman, his two favourite sports being Rugby Union and Surfing. Ben represented Cornwall in Rugby Union at every age group and would eventually go on to represent England U18’s, Welsh students and Atlantic Canada. As an avid athlete Ben chose to study for a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science at University of Wales, Cardiff (UWIC). During these years Ben majored in Physiology and Biomechanics whilst also playing professional rugby for UWIC in National 1. After completion of his degree Ben travelled extensively playing rugby, working as a physical trainer and therapist and surfing various breaks around the globe. It was during his travels that he met his wife and moved to her native land of Canada. It was during the last seven years in Canada that Ben’s love for carpentry grew exponentially. Ben worked as a carpenter and site supervisor in Vancouver, BC and St John’s, NL. He has since returned back home to Cornwall to continue to improve on his craftsmanship and feels honoured and blessed to be preserving Oak Framing in his native land at the new Cornwall yard.