Park Cameras have a special price on the super-compact Gitzo Systematic series 4, 5-section tripod (GT4553S) at just £699. See here for more details. It’s normally £1024 (inc VAT), if you click through the Gitzo advert, shown on the left.
It has a lowish 1.36m (about 4ft) maximum height but the plus side is better usage at or close to minimum height than the standard 3 or 4 leg section variants, plus great portability of course. So it’s great if you work with sports or wildlife and also good for interiors and architecture, which is more my thing.
In fact, I’m considering buying one myself, instead of an RRS TVC-24 Mark 2 (at around $1100 plus VAT and shipping), as a lighter and smaller variant to my Gitzo GT5543LS, which is great – it’s just heavy and large is all.