Ben Collyns is a second generation Master Thatcher from Somerset. Ben completed his apprenticeship throughout Somerset and Dorset and has worked with many other skilled and conscientious thatcher’s in the area, including his father. Ben is an alumni of the Prince’s Foundations Building Craft Programme, having graduated in 2012. Since graduating Ben has gone on to tutor for the Prince’s Foundation on their Summer School and Live Build projects. Ben now runs his own successful business, Country Crafts Master Thatcher’s.