Meet The Team

A dedicated team of Phone Mast experts, leading the way in mast sales, lease renewals and rent negotiation.

Experts In Phone Mast Advice

Matt restall

Matt Restall

Founder & Director

Matt Restall, the visionary founder of The Phone Mast Advice Company, is an unrivalled authority in providing expert advice on phone mast rents and contractual terms. With an impressive track record spanning over two decades, Matt has become a revered figure in the industry.

His most notable achievement came in the groundbreaking case of Compton Beauchamp Estates Limited vs CTIL (Cornerstone). In this landmark battle, Matt played a pivotal role in defending landlords against a code operator’s attempt to impose a mere £25 per annum agreement through the Upper Land Tribunal. Thanks to Matt’s efforts, the tribunal dismissed the operator’s claim, delivering a resounding victory for all mobile phone mast landlords. This triumph marked the first-ever win for landlords under the new Electronic Communications Code, which was enacted into law in December 2017.

When Matt isn’t busy championing the rights of landlords, you’ll find him embarking on thrilling adventures with his kids, travelling or going to the gym.

Matt restall

Matt Restall

Founder & Director

Matt Restall, the visionary founder of The Phone Mast Advice Company, is an unrivalled authority in providing expert advice on phone mast rents and contractual terms. With an impressive track record spanning over two decades, Matt has become a revered figure in the industry.

His most notable achievement came in the groundbreaking case of Compton Beauchamp Estates Limited vs CTIL (Cornerstone). In this landmark battle, Matt played a pivotal role in defending landlords against a code operator’s attempt to impose a mere £25 per annum agreement through the Upper Land Tribunal. Thanks to Matt’s efforts, the tribunal dismissed the operator’s claim, delivering a resounding victory for all mobile phone mast landlords. This triumph marked the first-ever win for landlords under the new Electronic Communications Code, which was enacted into law in December 2017.

When Matt isn’t busy championing the rights of landlords, you’ll find him embarking on thrilling adventures with his kids, travelling or going to the gym.

Raquel smook

Raquel Smook

Senior Business Manager
At the core of our team, you’ll find Raquel Smook, our vibrant and indispensable Senior Business Manager. With her finger on the pulse of our operations, Raquel seamlessly handles client relationships, keeps our office administration in check, and collaborates closely with our surveyors. As the maestro of accounts, Raquel expertly manages the financial aspects of our day-to-day operations. Her specialisation lies in meticulously reviewing agreements and diligently tracking any outstanding payments owed. With her sharp eye for detail and unwavering commitment, Raquel ensures that our clients maximise their financial returns on telecommunications equipment occupying their land or building. Besides being the organisational wizard at our office, Raquel has a passion for animals that rivals Dr. Dolittle’s. She also has a few secret talents: crocheting and baking the best cakes ever!
Charleen van blerk

Charleen Van Blerk

Business Manager
Charleen Van Blerk, is the newest addition to our dynamic team. Charleen, our brilliant Business Manager, works hand in hand with Raquel, serving as her trusted “right-hand” woman. Together, they form an unstoppable duo dedicated to delivering the highest level of service to our valued clients. In addition to her instrumental role in managing company operations and administration, Charleen’s creative flair shines through her exceptional copywriting and content creation skills. She takes charge of maintaining our social media profiles and website, ensuring that our online presence reflects our company’s expertise and cutting-edge solutions. Charleen loves nothing more than spending time with her family and friends, or cozying up on the couch, binge-watching the latest series. She is also a qualified makeup artist which showcases her versatile creativity.
Andrew chinn

Andrew Chinn

Chartered Surveyor
Andrew Chinn, a distinguished Chartered Surveyor with The Phone Mast Company, brings a wealth of expertise to our team. His primary focus revolves around providing professional advice to site providers and landlords, empowering them to optimise their financial returns from telecommunications equipment on their premises. Andrew’s professional journey encompasses a diverse range of roles and experiences. From consulting in the clothing and shoe industry across Southern Africa to working as a General Practice Chartered Surveyor for esteemed national and medium-sized firms in the North West, Andrew has honed his skills across different domains. He even ventured into running his own successful firm of Chartered Surveyors for over a decade. Beyond his professional pursuits, Andrew finds joy in sports, particularly cricket and football. He is an unwavering supporter of Birmingham City Football Club, thanks to his father’s influence. Andrew’s interests extend to the realm of hobbies, where he indulges in his passion for keeping Koi carp, much to the amusement of his wife. Residing in the North West with his wife and daughter, Andrew faces a constant battle to resist his family’s pleas to curb his love for real ale—an ongoing saga he promises to address someday.
Mark dernes

Mark Dernes

Telecoms Consultant

Meet Mark Dernes, an esteemed consultant at our company, whose wealth of experience and expertise is a valuable asset to our team. With a remarkable career spanning over four decades, Mark specialises in facilitating lease negotiations, including renewals and mast sales, to ensure the best possible outcomes for our clients.

Mark's unique perspective is rooted in his extensive negotiating experience across diverse sectors, including telecommunications, finance, and real estate. What sets Mark apart is his exceptional insight, having worked with both of the United Kingdom's leading mast investment companies.

Beyond his professional commitments, Mark is a dedicated advocate for personal well-being. An enthusiastic gym-goer, he strives to defy the ageing process and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Additionally, Mark is an avid music aficionado who travels across the country to catch performances by his favourite up-and-coming bands.

Mark's extensive background, expertise, and unwavering commitment make him an indispensable asset to our team, guaranteeing our clients receive unparalleled service and results.