Tifosi Events | Team
Mark Lawrence, James Gaston, Rob Brind, Forbes Pirrie
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Meet the Team

Tifosi’s success is formed out of its unique support teams.

Mark Lawrence

Mark Lawrence, founder of Tifosi Events has lead teams on events such as the Trois Etapes, Ride of the Lions, LeJoG record attempts, IMG – Giro d’Italia and more recently the London – Monaco ride for Winch Designs; as well as having a career within the services providing risk based solutions in a variety of environments to a multitude of different customers & clients.

Marks ‘pal mares’ includes being trained to instructor level in several outdoor sports as well as being a qualified teacher and competing within a variety of endurance sports. He has the ability to get the best out of people through creating safe environments in which they can flourish. Marks ‘unflappable’ approach to adventure and ability to work hard whilst having fun sets the tone for Tifosi Events.


James Gaston

James has been running events for nearly 20 years with both corporate & public groups. His  eye for detail and constant striving to improve things is part of the reason our events are such a great success. He has worked with all levels of employee from the shop floor to chief executive using powerful experiences to add impact to classroom theory. He enjoys all kinds of adventures and has lived in New Zealand, France, Greece and Zimbabwe and even in his overweight state competes in National Racquetball competitions!


Rob Brind

Rob has been an active team Tifosi member over the last four years including events such as the Trois Etapes, London to Monaco as well as some of the smaller bespoke one day corporate events. Rob has a wealth of experience that comes in many guises from his career in the services to his endurance sports knowledge as a former GB swimmer through to his logistical abilities formed out of studying to doctorate level. Rob is loved by all and his level of professionalism and ability to work under pressure is second to none.

Forbes Pirrie

Forbes like Rob has worked as a Tifosi team member for the last four years including events such as the Trois Etapes, London to Monaco and some smaller bespoke corporate days. Forbes runs a motorbike event support team that regularly partners up with Tifosi to provide market leading event support (4BS). Forbes’ unique style leaves people feeling protected and safe whilst they push themselves individually on their adventure. Forbes has a background formed out of the services as well as being an active competitor in endurance sports.

Dave Mann

Dave operates Nidderdale Cycles, a bicycle repair and hire company in the Yorkshire Dales. When not cycling round the Yorkshire Dales or servicing bicycles, you may find him competing in Triathlons and Duathlons, having represented GB in his age group (old man section….). He is qualified as a triathlon coach working with up and coming triathletes at his local club and also coaches colts rugby having played professional rugby league.

Akin to a duracell bunny on speed, Dave loves exercise and keeping up with him can be seen as a mission.

Colin Tee

Colin has the outdoors in his blood. Kayaking the second ever descent of the Rio Urubamba, rock climbing the Cassim Route on Piz Badile, Heli skiing in Canada & latterly road cycling the Hundred Cols Tours through France are just a few examples of his passion. Colin has lead and taught others to lead groups in rock climbing, mountaineering, caving, kayaking and sailing. He holds international licences for Alpine Ski Teaching and Alpine Ski Race coaching and has 30 years experience teaching Outdoor Adventure. He gets his biggest buzz however,  from bumping into former trainees who have gone on to great things patting him on the back saying “Hi there Col, how are you doing?”

Cat Rawlins

Cat is Team Tifosi’s creative bod and brand guru. She has years of experience designing marketing material for global events. She’s on hand to customise event kit, design vehicle wraps and brand your event.