About Us

Experts at Height

Our Vision

To be the best in class experts at height and high risk confined space company in the North West whilst creating a greater impact in the communities we work and the planet we live.

Our Mission

To provide innovative height access solutions in a safe, reliable and professional manner - Looking at access from a different angle.
Who We Are

Experts at height.

Orb Rope Access is a family-run business with a can-do attitude and clear focus for delivering excellence at every level. We face challenges, solve problems and deliver quality. 

Clients benefit from speaking directly to Matt and Julie, the owners of Orb Rope Access, rather than a call centre. We offer a friendly approach and are transparent about our services and what can be achieved. Our honesty and reliability have built trust and an enviable reputation within the industry that we love being part of.

We worked very hard to achieve our full IRATA membership to give clients peace of mind that safety is core to our business. 

ORB Rope Access Directors


Our company values represent our determination to provide unrivalled customer service and the highest standard of work which stems from Matt’s time spent in the Royal Marines. Our values are the foundation of our business and everything we do.







Meet the directors

Matthew Lavery ORB Rope Access

Matthew Lavery

I spent over 10 years of my life bouncing all over the world’s hot spots as a member of The Royal Marines – one of the most elite forces in the world! I trained in a huge range of skills from mechanics, parachuting and intensive medical training to demolitions, communications, and counter-terrorism operations. I had to learn new skills fast and adapt to any situation, knowing that the people around me were relying on me, just as much as I was on them to stay alive. 

After my time in The Royal Marines, I moved on to Rope Access and have since worked all over the world on various projects from bat surveys to unblocking nuclear power station seawater inlet pipes! 

Keen on working and playing outdoors, I regularly take part in skiing, running, diving, climbing, cycling, camping, and pretty much anything that is active, while dragging the family along, come rain or shine (the kids will appreciate it when they’re older!?). 

My passion for challenge led me to take part in the Lakeland 100 race and Ironman Triathlon in recent years, both of which are great achievements that I’m extremely proud of. 

I apply all the same values and attitude from The Royal Marines to Orb Rope Access. Honesty and integrity are key to business growth, as is building a trustworthy and friendly relationship with clients. 

Julie Lavery ORB Rope Access

Julie Lavery

I have been a Director at Orb Rope Access since January 2016, prior to which I gained business and managerial experience with RBS Bank, and as a School Business Manager. That mix of public and private sector experience gave me a good grounding for running a family business that relies on teams to work effectively together. 

For Orb Rope Access I am responsible for pretty much everything that doesn’t involve a rope. This includes marketing, finance, networking and growth. I enjoy being out and about, mixing with other businesses both inside and outside of the construction arena. I have built up a large network of amazing contacts who we can call upon and recommend to others.  

Outside of my career I have volunteered as an Enterprise Advisor for a Lancashire school, working with the senior leadership team to help facilitate work opportunities for pupils with local employers. I am also a member of an advisory board for family businesses and a Governor at our children’s school. 

Family values, honesty, reliability and transparency are at the core of my approach to the growth of Orb Rope Access, and I’m loving every minute of it!  

Our Purpose

Armed Forces Covenant

The military is close to the heart of Matt and Julie, Directors of Orb Rope Access, with Matt having served as a Royal Marine for ten years. 

That’s why Orb Rope Access is proud to have signed the Armed Forces Covenant. The covenant pledges that those who serve, or have served, in the armed forces, and their families, are treated with fairness and respect as they go about their everyday lives in their local communities and in wider society.  

As a company, and as individuals, we want to help the armed forces community to gain access to the same government and commercial services as non-military citizens. These include education, family wellbeing, having a home, access to a career, access to healthcare, discounted services and financial assistance. 

ORB Rope Access Director Matthew Lavery Royal Marine

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