Shaun Mapp

TFT founder

Hi, I’m Shaun Mapp, the CEO/Founder of TFT.

I live in Northamptonshire with my 3 beautiful, healthy girls and a very supportive wife who is my rock.

My trading journey started in January 2020, learning small bits here and there in my spare time. I was a run-down, self-employed plumber who simply wanted to earn enough to live comfortably without working 7 days a week and to be able to afford to take a couple of weeks off a year to enjoy a holiday or two with my family. TFT was created during the first lockdown in 2020 when it became apparent, I was given the luxury of time to really turn this into something special, not just for the couple of holidays for myself, but to help other people, just like me, to make a better life for themselves.

I decided to contact Tradesmen in a similar position through social media to see if they wanted to learn with me. Three and a half years on and I have 10 like-minded leaders that help me run TFT. Together, we have built a large community, and partnerships, to help Tradesmen get their time back.
We have achieved so much in such a short period of time, but the part of this I am most proud of is the community we have built. Not just for learning to trade, but for mental health and mindset support. Mental health and mindset are a huge part of trading. I’ve really learned through this journey that good mental health and a positive, healthy mindset is key to all areas of life. There is always someone on hand to listen/help and everyone really pulls together to support each other.

We have massive plans for TFT in the coming years and I hope to see you inside our community where everyone helps each other become successful.

Meet the TFT team

Justin Marlow

Hi, I’m Justin and I’m from Northamptonshire.

I’ve been trading FOREX, and involved within TFT, for over 2 years now. I’ve been a part of TFT since the start, when there were only about 15 of us and all we had was a Facebook messenger group!

It has been an amazing experience watching the group grow organically over the last few years, into what it has become today. I couldn’t be any prouder to now be one of the leaders in this great community that we have all built together.

I now trade FOREX consistently; great risk management and a winning mindset have allowed me to do this. The FOREX knowledge I have gained over the years has also allowed me to venture into the world of Futures trading in Crpyto, which has allowed me to hit the ground running.

Using SMC, market structure, and finding key levels in the market have all been possible from the solid knowledge I have gained from years of learning FOREX.

I look forward to welcoming you into our community, and sharing the FOREX and Crypto knowledge that I’ve gained, in order to help as many people on their journeys too.

Leon De Sola Pinto

Hi everyone -I’m Leon! I’m 36, I live in beautiful Cornwall, I was in the construction industry for 20 years, and I’m a carpenter by trade.
In December 2021 I took the leap to becoming a full-time currency trader, something that was only a hobby until I found TFT. TFT enabled me to take my trading to levels I didn’t think possible; now with multiple funded accounts, my main focus has become the psychology of trading.

I’ve found a space in TFT where I can pass on my experiences and knowledge in order to help others along their trading journeys; it’s incredibly fulfilling to see others succeed and being a part of that is far more rewarding than the construction industry ever was! I work closely alongside June, our in-house chartered psychologist, to provide a supportive and safe space for all members to embark on not only their trading journeys, but their personal growth journeys too.

My journey has been full of highs and lows, wins and losses, but being able to spend my time with my family and be present while my daughter grows up has made it all worthwhile. The skill and mindset of trading takes time and can’t be rushed, but it will change your life and believe me when I tell you…it’s worth it!

Conor Sadler

Hi, my name’s Conor Sadler, I am 24 years old, and I live in Milton Keynes. I started a 4 year engineering apprenticeship at the age of 17, and I started to learn about FOREX trading 2 years in. I’ve been trading ever since, and was able to leave my engineering job in 2021 to become a full-time trader. I trade the markets using a strategy called smart money concepts, and I now also teach this to the team!

Last year, I reached a milestone of becoming a 6-figure, self-funded trader which I’m very proud of. One of my main goals in life was to have a lot of freedom, and now that I have achieved that, I want to help other people reach their own goals. My goals going forward are; to become a millionaire by the age of 30, to reach a professional level of MMA fighting, and to open up new business ventures!

I’ve been with TFT since the start, so I’ve seen how it has evolved and grown into what you see today! I’m passionate about helping members along their trading journeys, guiding them to a point where they are able to leave the regular 9-5 life, and most importantly…helping them find the freedom that we all desire.

David Routledge

Hi, my names David- I’m 37 years old, and I live in Newcastle upon Tyne with my partner, our 7 year old daughter Ruby, and dog Lola.

I have been trading a personal account for the last 6 years and this year I became a funded trader. Forex has provided me with the opportunity to spend more time with my family, which includes providing home education for our daughter.

I am extremely grateful to be in a position to trade money for money, as opposed to time for money, allowing us to experience numerous milestones and adventures together as a family.

I am honoured to be part of our TFT community where I can share my knowledge and provide support to others, helping them reach their goals and enabling them to also live their best lives.

Reb Elder

Hi, my name is Reb and I live in Toowoomba, Australia.
I began looking into trading during the beginning of the COVID pandemic, and I joined TFT in September 2020. For the past 7 years I have been the Managing Director of a residential construction company, and I still do this alongside my trading.

During weekends, you’ll find me golfing, waterskiing, or camping with my family; I have a wife and 2 young children.
I’m excited to be a part of TFT as an educator, and I’m eager to help you along your personal trading journey; from your very first candle to your very first funded account!

Matt Lakins

Hi I’m Matt. I live in the Midlands and I have over 25 years’ experience as a tradesman, running my own heating and plumbing business for the past decade. I manage my own property portfolio as a landlord, and I also trade the currency and crypto markets.

Initially, I got involved in FOREX circa 2010, and the first few years were an eye opener to how important mindset is in order to be successful in this industry. I joined TFT in September 2020, and my trading journey stepped up a gear from the support I received within the community. I believe I have made almost every trading mistake there is, and this has sculpted me into becoming the trader I am today; I wouldn’t be a funded trader without the support from TFT. I still play 6 a side football, although my knees and ankles keep telling me to stop!

Most importantly, I’m a family man trying to be the best father I can be

Jason Jones

Hi all, I’m 32 and I live in Bangor, North Wales. I’ve been trading now for over 5 years, and I’ve enjoyed every moment of my journey so far. It hasn’t been easy, but nothing worth having in life is easy, right?

I ran a successful taxi company for 5 years alongside trading, but the goal is to trade FOREX full-time. The first step towards this was giving up my business and now working for someone else and working less hours!

I continue my day job as it’s still my safety net and it keeps me in check with my trading psychology and emotional responses to the charts. In fairness, I also still enjoy it, it’s a great earner, and the hours work well with the way I trade with scalping/intra-day trading; one could call it a comfort blanket.

I’m a very proud father to two boys and I’m due to get married in july 2023! Becoming a funded FOREX trader has given me the flexibility to be at home with my kids, to witness precious moments, and still pursue my interests such as football, kayaking, walking, and going to the gym. Quality time with the family is irreplaceable.

I trade off SMC – supply & demand, and structural price action; I’d love to be able to pass on my knowledge to you and help you get your time back.