Cowperthwaite Roofing are delighted to announce the appointment of Ben Cleal to the role of contracts manager. Based at the company’s head office in Penrose, Ben’s main priorities are to look after the company’s team of salaried roofers and to ensure the smooth day-to-day running of jobs all around the greater Auckland area.

Ben brings with him a wealth of life experience and industry know-how. He’s recently returned to his hometown of Auckland after 8 years working in Australia, first as an employee and then running his own company. “Having been a member of staff and a business owner, I do get ‘the bigger picture'”, comments Ben. “When you’re juggling people and resources across so many sites, it’s really useful to be able to keep calm and take a step back. Luckily, that’s something I’ve learned to do well!”

If travel broadens the mind, then Ben is almost certainly the most broad-minded chap in the office! He’s visited the US, Canada, the UK, and a significant chunk of Europe, including France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Portugal. His other leisure interests include fishing, spending quality time with his wife and their two young children, and watching the Warriors.

Business Connections member, Sean Brandon says, “It’s great to have Ben on board. He’s a real professional – level-headed and logical, friendly and approachable. I’m looking forward to introducing him to the members of Business Connections in the not too distant future.”

For more information about Cowperthwaite Roofing Ltd, please visit or phone Sean on 027 543 5154.