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Ben Scrimgeour

Building Workshop
Kirriemuir, United Kingdom

Ben's business is Building Workshop. It is a small architecture and design practice. Their office is in an old cow shed in Angus. They love good design and enjoy working with their clients on all sorts of projects, from a new house to a cool hen house!

60-Second Interview

Who was your biggest hero when you were younger?
Renzo Piano - my favourite architect - his father was a builder and he has a very practical approach to architecture which I relate to having grown up on a farm.
What initially attracted you to enterprise?
A love of architecture and an ambition to create buildings in my own way within my systems.
Can you tell us about the first £10 you ever made?
Mowing the lawns on the farm where I grew up with my little brother!
What has been your biggest challenge so far with your business?
Becoming a chartered architect, while running my own company, rather than the traditional route to practice.
Who is it that keeps you going through any tough times?
My family!
What is it that gets you out of your bed in the morning?
The sunshine!
How do you define success?
Achieving your goals and ambitions, and being happy.
Where do you see your business in 5 years’ time?
In our super cool new Drawing Office, working with a team on lots of exciting projects.
If you could give your “teenage self” one piece of advice, what would it be?
Never be afraid just to ask.
If you could have any 1 person on your business contact list who would that person be and why?
Richard Rogers - because he's my favourite British architect.