At Tradmet the team is the heart of our business and the team is committed to understanding our customers’ current and future needs; striving to exceed customer expectations.
Mike has nearly 40 years of experience in metal trading, after initially working in the shipbroking & chartering sector. Since 1983 he has worked for a number of trading companies gaining experience in a variety of metals/products. Since the late 1980’s he concentrated on non-ferrous metals and scrap. Having developed close associations with a number of clients, he established the company in 1997. His experience spans trading steel, ferro-alloys, primary metal and secondary/scrap metals. Mike has extensive knowledge of trading disciplines including futures hedging and financial instruments which aids Tradmet’s ability to facilitate business in continually changing market demands.
Jamie joined Tradmet in December 2018. He is a Chartered Accountant who has been working in the Metals and Commodities trading sector since 1995. His years in the industry have provided a broad experience within both the futures and physical markets where he has worked for some large companies in the sector and has concentrated in recent years on Finance and Risk Management. His role with us gives him the opportunity to further develop these areas of control whilst having overall responsibility for the Accounting and Finance function.
Amy joined Tradmet in 2013 and as the business has grown she has become more involved in shipping and logistics arranging shipments and inspections requiring close interaction with suppliers and forwarders. With the implementation of a new contract management database in 2017 her previous experience of databases has been invaluable in developing the use of the new shipping system. With further increases in the turnover of the business Amy took on the role of Logistics Manager with overall responsibility for all shipping and documentation matters in respect of metal purchases and sales.
Barry joined Tradmet in 2006. He has for a number of years been responsible for shipping and documentation within the logistics department which included LME hedging and management of the daily LME risk position. With increased volumes of business and the need to closely manage the LME/ Comex and FX hedging activities he has taken on the role of Risk Manager, whilst continuing to assist logistics in production and monitoring of shipping documents.
George has been working for Tradmet since 2014. He previously lived and worked in the UK where he was employed by a large scrap processing group in their logistic and shipping division. After returning to Greece he worked 5 years for a large scrap processing yard in Athens and further developed his knowledge of scrap and trading. He remains in Athens from where he has developed and grown business for Tradmet in Greece and the Mediterranean and other regions and is an important member of the Tradmet team.
Kenny is employed by our subsidiary, Tradmet Hong Kong Limited which was incorporated in December 2017. After a number of years’ working within the shipping industry he worked for a large Japanese trading house for about 10 years followed by a Hong Kong trading company active in non-ferrous scrap business prior to joining us on 1 January 2018. Kenny has successfully developed and increased Tradmet’s business in the region with a particular emphasis on sales to the Chinese market. Though he is remotely located in Hong Kong, he is a fairly regular visitor to UK and very much part of the team.
Ghislaine joined the company in April 2018. She is a qualified chartered accountant having worked in practice as an auditor and accountant for many years. She provides accounting support for Tradmet Hong Kong liaising with their auditors and bankers. In addition, she has a number of roles in the UK office which include internal audit work, contract file checking and archiving, maintaining personnel records and company pension administration.
Nick joined Tradmet in April 2019. He has worked as a buyer for a large scrap merchant yard in the UK and was interested to develop more knowledge of the business and to become more exposed to sales and gain an understanding of shipping, hedging and finance. Nick is responsible for developing new business within the UK, maintaining existing relationships and assisting in support of other trading functions.
Karen joined Tradmet in March 2019. Originally from South Africa she brings with her over 30 years of experience in her field. Her main responsibility is ensuring the smooth running of the office on a day-to day basis. Her role includes all the general office administration tasks, organising of meetings, travel arrangements, facilities management and organising of events. She also fulfils the task of positional management of HR, Office Manager and PA to the Director and is usually your first contact when visiting or phoning our office.
Beth joined Tradmet in May 2018. She had prior experience in merchandising and logistics. Her main responsibility is in the administration of shipments and presentation of documents to our customers. She has developed some effective new processes to closely monitor status of shipment and fulfilment to our customers. Her close contact with our customers to ensure they receive accurate and timely sales documentation is a great contribution towards customer satisfaction.
Georg joined Tradmet in September 2018. Her main responsibilities are in liaising with suppliers and forwarders and arranging collections / shipments of goods and where necessary inspections, to ensure the smooth processing of our outbound despatches and supplier satisfaction. Georg follows this by ensuring supplier invoices are entered for timely payments.
Helen joined us in April 2019. Helen is responsible for treasury and the ongoing accounting function, including production of regular management accounts. She has daily contact with our bank to ensure smooth processing of outbound payment and monitoring incoming monies to ensure treasury and collateral are effectively managed.
Hristo joined us in April 2019. Originally from Bulgaria he is studying for the ACCA qualification. He has regular contact with our banks in respect of maintenance of the accounts and is responsible for daily cash monitoring and posting transactions. This ensures that we have effective management of our financial position and ensure ongoing liabilities and commitments can be met.