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Key People

Information about the key people in our business.

Roger Atkinson - Managing Director

Roger assumed the role of MD in May 2013, upon completion of the full purchase of Tecforce by the MCT Group, of which he is Chief Executive. Starting as a graduate production engineer back in the 70’s, Roger has spent many years in engineering industries working in senior GM roles for such companies as Vickers, Meggitt and McKechnie. He led the MBO of MCT ReMan in 2009.

Dave Bull – Business Development Director

Dave joined Tecforce in May 2010 with the objective of establishing a business development capability, to better identify and capture the opportunities for growth within the rolling stock aftermarket, which had been identified for corrosion and component repair services. Dave is a Charted Engineer with a comprehensive knowledge of rolling stock, including passenger, freight and infrastructure vehicles, having previously worked for BREL, BRB, Engineering Link and ESR Technology.

Richard Banton - Engineering Director 

Richard joined Tecforce in February 2004. As Engineering Development Manager, Richard is responsible for the development of engineering solutions, capabilities, and strategies. Richard’s 30 years of experience in the industry began with BREL, and then Bombardier in engineering, procurement and logistics roles in Derby, Crewe, and Manchester.



Natasha Bingley - Financial Controller

Natasha joined Tecforce in May 2008 as HR, Office and Finance Manager with a background, predominantly, in finance. Natasha has applied her business and contract management skills in support of the business development & improvement changes that have been implemented over the last 2 years.

Laura Cawdell - Customer Account Manager

Laura joined Tecforce in 2012 and following roles in administration and customer services, became the Customer Services and Marketing Manager in 2015.

Alongside studying for her MBA, Laura manages customers experiences by continually monitoring the progress of projects going through the workshop and liaising closely with customers. She manages a number of projects and is also responsible for promoting Tecforce across the UK, attending industry events and developing new markets.

Matt Hillier - Business Development Manager

Matt joined Tecforce in September 2013 to take responsibility of dedicated customer liaisons in respect of contractual performance; Matt supports Dave Bull in managing several key accounts. Matt works closely with clients to identify and capture opportunities for growth with Tecforce.

Matt is a Mechanical Engineer who has previously worked at Interfleet Technology and served 10 years in the Royal Air Force.

Andy Pakes - Key Account Engineer

Andy joined Tecforce in October 2014 to take up the role of Business Development Engineer supporting Dave Bull with the development of new products, and supporting existing customers

Andy is a chartered Mechanical Engineer who previously worked in the Fleet Consultancy Team at Atkins, who specialise in rail vehicle engineering. Andy has spent time predominantly working in design and vehicle inspections while also spending two years on secondment to bombardier as mechanical systems team leader on class 377/6 build and as mechanical project engineer on Voyagers at Central Rivers

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