A coffee with Ben
If you don't already know Ben then we're pretty sure you'll get a pretty good idea of just how much of a Midlands lad he is from these quick fire questions.
First and foremost why did you choose to partner with Mr and Mrs Clarke?
Having sold my share of another brand-led, forward-thinking property business, I wasn’t even looking for a route back into the industry at the time, and I certainly wasn’t looking for “just a job”. I already knew Paul and I knew the business and when I knew about the Partner model. It was clear it would suit me and my strengths, provide support with my weaknesses and give me access to the tools needed to grow a really impactful regional presence, under a national and established brand.
Favourite type of property?
A spacious, clean and modern twist inside a period beauty.
Your Mr and Mrs Clarke highlight so far?
Selling a 7 figure home to someone who didn’t even know they really wanted to move (turns out they really did!) and, in doing so, also selling theirs off-market to a lovely family who’d had some woeful property luck and deserved a break.
Other than lovely Solihull, what is your favourite city?
I have to say Birmingham. I’m an adopted Brummie. I moved there in 2002 post-uni and travels. The city has evolved into a true destination city, as well as a friendly and inviting one. It’s far more aesthetically pleasing than many will ever give it credit for.
A little more personal…
Tea or Coffee?
It was always and only ever tea, until I started intermittent fasting for the health benefits during Lockdown 1, and now a couple of black coffees get me through my mornings.
Early bird or night owl?
Night owl all day (night) long.
What 3 items would I always find in your fridge?
Nyetimber, grapes, Lashfords sausages.
What was your first job?
In the local chippy in Kenilworth on £1.20 per hour – rising to £1.40 when I was trained on the kebab machine.
Last series you binge-watched?
Which website do you visit the most?
I should probably say some uber-stylish, magazine-worthy-property site, but in reality it’s a news aggregator page…specifically for info on Coventry City. You can take the boy out of Cov…