Ben Newman joins Cliveden stone team
Ben Newman has joined the management team of Cliveden Conservation as Stone Project Manager. He is the company’s third SPAB Fellow and an award-winning stonemason,
Ben has in-depth practical knowledge of all aspects of stonemasonry as well as excellent management skills, having been the site manager on prestigious heritage projects at the Palace of Westminster, the City of London Cemetery, Harrods, Selfridges, St Pancras Sta-tion, on the Eric Parry Architects’ renewal of St Martin-in-the-Fields, which won the Europa Nostra Award in 2010, Brighton Pavilion and The Queen Victoria Memorial.
Ben sits on the Education & Training Committee of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) and on the Craft Training Committee for the Worshipful Company of Ma-sons. He was Highly Commended in the prestigious Duke of Gloucester Award for stonema-sons in 2009.
At Cliveden Conservation Ben will help ensure the company’s reputation for delivering quali-ty workmanship, compliance and professionalism is maintained. He will also teach stone carving in-house and to a wider audience through courses and CPDs.
“Ben’s practical skills, conservation sensitivities and management experience are a perfect fit for the Stone Project Manager role,” says Lewis Proudfoot, Director of Cliveden Conserva-tion. “We are very lucky to have him onboard working alongside Ben Roberts... they will build upon the success of the Stone Section as Cliveden Conservation enters a new, exciting phase for 2020.”