Tristan Manuel

Tristan brings a wealth of cross-sector investment experience to Equistone, having previously lead M&As at Nomura and private equity transactions at KPMG. As a board member for BFT Mastclimbing, Tristan is involved in the overall company direction and focus.

Dominic Geer

Dominic has been pivotal to Equistone since 1998, having completed numerous high-profile private equity transactions including MBOs, MBIs and equity releases. Dominic sits on the BFT Mastclimbing board and plays an important governance role to develop the business further.

John Gill

Prior to joining BFT as non – executive Chairman John gained over 25 years in leadership and board roles having served as CFO, COO and then CEO of equipment rental business HSS Hire Group plc giving John significant experience in the construction services market. Prior to HSS John was Finance Director of Screwfix and has extensive M&A experience with both GE Capital and Kingfisher plc. Johns experience ranges across both the public and private equity markets and in the UK and other European markets.

Robin Head

From starting his own scaffolding firm aged just 18 to fearlessly championing UK mastclimbing as early as 2006, Robin has led BFT from inception to a nationwide business with annual revenue in excess of £15million and 30% year-on-year growth.

Rob Munns

Joined in Nov 2020 after 18 years in numerous sales, business development and leadership roles in the travel hire industry. Rob brings a wealth of experience in customer engagement, client development and delivering strategic business growth.

Steve McEwan

Steve has worked with mastclimbing his entire career and today provides IPAF MCWP training to staff and clients alike. He is currently establishing the BFT Training Academy, a competence enhancing platform for all our staff.

Nick Colloff

Nick brings over 30 years’ experience in both Commercial & Sales and Support Operations, holds Green Belt Six Sigma certification and is an Appointed Person for Lifting Operations.

Paul Faloone

Paul has worked in construction his entire career, spanning 47 years. Starting as a scaffolder, Paul was a key player in the transition of BFT into a Mastclimbing specialist. Paul manages the day to day logistics of all transport and labour, as well as client and contracts.

Brian Webber

Brian’s mastclimbing journey started at Harsco Infrastructure and SGB before joining the BFT team, where he expertly handles the front end level of contracts and commercial issues.

Spencer Davis

Prior to joining BFT as CFO in 2021 Spencer gained over 25 years in senior finance roles having served as CFO in various PE-backed businesses including manufacturing of Dairy equipment, manufacture of advanced composites for use in the defence, automotive and medical sectors and provision of water treatment services

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