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 has worked in the rope access industry for nearly 20 years. 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 active IRATA level 3 supervisor, IRATA instructor and IRATA Assessor & continues to offer rope access contracting services, IRATA rope access, work at height safety and rescue training internationally.

Neil enjoys mountain biking, skiing, climbing, adventure motorcycling and most adventure sports.

Neil can be contacted on 07971 579949 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 back 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 IRATA Level 3 and is actively training internationally and actively working as a level 3 supervisor in the UK.

Craig enjoys Motorbikes and Beer!!

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, IRATA administration and the day to day administration of the company. She also pays people!

Heidi enjoys peace and quiet, her granddaughter and Cider!

Heidi can be contacted on 07837-400506 or

Neil Wibrew - Absen Rope Access Specialists

Dean Willis

Dean “Deano” Willis joined the ABSEN team back in 2017. He had works with us previously as a grounds man and soon learned that it was a good idea to be on a rope.
Dean has attained his IRATA level 2 and has become a valuable member of the team carrying out a variety of work throughout the UK.

Dean holds; IRATA, confined space SCBA & rescue certification, CSCS & is working towards first aid and his level 3 in the coming year.

Dean enjoys working and cars!

Sennen Wibrew

Sennen Wibrew has been with us since 2017. Having attained her level 1 just before having her first daughter she now works 3 days a week on and off site and assists with administration in the office.
When on-site Sennen is a valuable member of the team holding IRATA level 1, First aid and High risk confined space SCBA and rescue certification.

Sennen enjoys eating and Boys!

Dave Hammond

Dave “Hamster” Hammond joined ABSEN back in 2017 when he attained his level 1. He has worked with us on an Ad-hoc basis and holds a variety of certification. Dave is rescue and medical mad and is an active member of Kent’s Lowland search and rescue team. Dave holds his IRATA level 1, many first aid certificates, confined space SCBA and rescue and is keen to become a level 2 when the opportunity arises. Dave loves everything medical and adventure and is a devoted Partner and father to his two children.