Meet The Team

Being one of the UK’s leading rope access companies, Absen are able to offer both high quality training and professional contractual services in this specialist area. Our highly qualified staff have extensive experience in both the training and practical aspects of rope access. They have worked on major projects throughout the UK including high-rise construction, geo technical services and huge format advertising.

Neil Wibrew – Company Director

Neil served over 8 years in the marines. Since leaving in 1998 he has worked within the construction and civil engineering sectors. Having worked in rope access for various companies carrying out general services, height-related training and consultancy to a high level. He continues to work as an IRATA level 3 supervisor and continues to offer rope access contracting services, rope access, work at height safety and rescue training at the Absen Rope Access Specialists indoor facility, based in Ashford, Kent.

Neil can be contacted on 01233 623245 or

Neil Wibrew - Absen Rope Access Specialists

Craig Goodfellow

Craig Goodfellow came from a steelwork & fabrication background and has experience in glazing systems, general construction and has worked at managerial level.

Since he undertook his level 1 training course with us in February 2015, Craig has worked in many varied environments within the rope access industry including, training, telecoms, geotechnical, power plants, marine and high rise structures across the UK. Craig has now attained his Level 2 with a view to becoming a level 3 in 2017.

Craig Goodfellow

Heidi Wibrew – Company Secretary

Heidi has been with the company since its inception in 2007 and is an invaluable member of the team. She is involved mainly with the company accounts but is also involved with P.P.E, course bookings and the day to day administration of the company.

Heidi can be contacted on 01233 623245 or

Neil Wibrew - Absen Rope Access Specialists