Meet the team

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 Tradgett

Business Owner and Director

With over 40 years’ experience in metal trading, Mike established the company in 1997.  His trading experience spans a wide product range including steel, ferro-alloys, primary metal and secondary/scrap metals. Mike has extensive knowledge of trading disciplines including futures hedging and financial instruments which aid Tradmet’s ability to operate successfully in continually changing markets.

Jamie Millar

Chief Financial Officer

Jamie is a Chartered Accountant who has been working in the metals and commodities trading sector for more than 25 years.  He has a broad experience within both the futures and physical markets and has concentrated in recent years on finance and risk management while managing our accounting and finance function.

Amy Priest

Shipping Manager

Amy joined us in 2013. She has a wide experience across all elements of the business. She manages the logistics and shipping function requiring close contact with suppliers, customers and logistics providers and ensuring contractual obligations are met.  She is also responsible for documentary operations, maintaining accuracy and efficiency of the transactional flow.

Barry Ming

Risk Manager

Barry joined Tradmet over 15 years ago; originally trained in production of shipping documents he further developed knowledge of the hedging process and is now responsible for the LME hedging and the management of the daily LME risk position. He continues to assist our logistics team in the production and monitoring of shipping documents as required.

Nick Marcinkowski


Nick joined Tradmet in 2019. Prior to this he was a buyer for a well-established merchant scrap yard in NW England. He joined to develop existing business and to establish new supply opportunities within the UK. At the same time he has been able to develop a good knowledge of the shipping and finance function.

Ghislaine Tradgett

Finance Accountant

Ghislaine is a Chartered Accountant and she runs the accounting of our Hong Kong office, whilst in the UK she is responsible for internal audit which covers ISO and contract closure and archiving.  She also maintains personnel records and is the company pension administrator.

Karen Abouchabki

Office Manager

With over 30 years of experience, Karen is responsible for the day-to-day smooth operation of the office whilst fulfilling the role as Office Manager, HR Manager and PA to the Director.

Helen Brusby


Helen as Management Accountant is responsible for day-to-day management of Sale and Purchase ledgers, ensuring non-trade suppliers are paid in a timely manner whilst working on production of our regular management accounts and pre year end audit figures.

George Tsagarakis

European Consultant

George is based in Athens and has been part of the Tradmet team for over 7 years.  With an extensive knowledge of shipping and trading having worked for two large scrap merchanting groups, he has developed and grown the business for Tradmet in Greece, the Mediterranean and other European regions, whilst being responsible for sales to the Indian market.

Kenny Tai

Commercial Manager

Kenny has been with our subsidiary, Tradmet Hong Kong Limited since 2017 where he has used his many years of experience in the non-ferrous scrap business to successfully develop and increase Tradmet business in this region, with a particular emphasis on sales to the Chinese and other S E Asian markets.

Olha Valyka

Shipping Administrator

A specialist in international relationships and logistics, Olha has over 8 years of experience working with suppliers, customers, and carriers in the international metal market. Olha is responsible for the logistics and delivery of customer cargo to all corners of the world.


Accounts Administrator

Terence is responsible for the daily treasury function. This involves working closely with the finance team and shipping team to ensure collateral and availability at our credit facilities is maintained and up to date, to enable the company to effectively meet its ongoing financial commitments.

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