Our Team

"Group of like-minded individuals with a common purpose within the business as a group of friends who have worked together for many years. We are an extended family."

Andy Bowman
Founder & General Manager

Andy has been climbing for over 45 years, it has dictated the direction of his life. With over 30 years experience working some of the most important and influential brands in the outdoor business his one man agency expanded to incorporate 8 people over this time. 5 years ago he sold the business to travel and climb but the chance to work with Black Diamond was too great, so here we are, the old crew back together for the new adventure.

Sean Manley

Sales Manager.

Snow & Trail Category Specialist

Sean came to us from his co-owned ski school business in France. One summer he got the call from Bigstone, he was our primary 5.10 bike representative alongside the Arcteryx UK work and rejoined the dedicated Bigstone crew to head up all things Backcountry Ski and Snow alongside handling our key Trail Category.

Joanne Keen
Operations & Finance Manager

Jo has worked in the Outdoor business for over 20 years. With Bigstone from the start when we represented Boreal & Mammut through to the ‘glory’ years with 5.10 and establishing the Arcteryx business in the UK, she rejoins us after a sabbatical and heads up all our office administration and financial management.

Tim Hill

Sales Manager.

Climb Category Specialist

Having graduated from Leeds University Tim’s strong climbing capabilities pulled him into the world of Instructing and the Climbing Wall business. We ‘pinched him’ from the Foundry and introduced him to the commercial world of the outdoors. Most recently Tim was Sales Director with Beta Designs and he now oversees the Black Diamond Climbing category and Sales throughout the UK and Ireland.