Ben’s business, Monumental Conservation, is based in the North West but he carries out work across the country regularly. He received the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship to study at the prestigious West Dean College and attend the Restoration of Fine Metalwork Course. Initially Ben completed a degree in Fine Art and had a keen interest in making sculpture and built heritage.
Ben wanted to find a way to bring his skills and interests together, which is why he was interested in pursuing a career in Conservation. Without the scholarship he feels he would not have been able to attend the course and ultimately fulfill his ambitions. He now has his own successful business in the Conservation and Restoration of statues, monuments, public art, war memorials and ornamental ironwork.
Ben works on many important buildings and historic features, where he has learnt many new skills in addition to helping to retain these important aspects of buildings and historical structures for future generations. “I am very much looking forward to developing my studio and workshop so that I can take on more object based conservation work and who knows what more interesting projects are around the corner. My experience with QEST was and remains incredibly rewarding.”