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Grove is a pro skateboarder from Manchester who also doubles up as a fashion model having worked for the likes of Pretty Green and Vans. Ben got into skateboarding a fair few years ago and he is in his own words “Mad for it”. We caught up with Ben on one of his many visits to London to find out a little more about what floats his boat…

Us: You have modelled for a range of brands, but what do you wear on your days off?

Ben: I love all kinds of fashion and when I’m out and about I mainly wear smart clothes and I’m really into mod suits and shirts. However when I’m skating I rock a Zukie tee shirt. Zukieclothing was set up by my good friends and I now work closely with them, you can check out the full collection on the website

Us: So when you’re suited and booted where do you go to show off your outfits?

Ben: The best night club in Manchester has to be South Nightclub on South King Street. Clint Boon’s been putting on a Saturday night there for years now so if you’re in the city go and check out! Boon army! You should also check the Norther Quarter which has lots of nice bars, cool shops and good food joints.

Us: We’re big fans of Manchester so we just might do that! And where do you go when you leave Manchester?

Ben: I would definitely say Cuba has been the best place I have visited. The weather, the chilled out lifestyle and friendly people make it an amazing place. Apart from that I’m a big fan of London, Stockwell in Brixton has a mega skate park and the bars in Shoreditch are all pretty good.

There you have it, Ben Grove pro skater and if you fancy seeing more of Ben check out some of the skating videos online…