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Our Specialist Team

Your Trade Finance Partners

Paul Tinkler Executive Chairman of MTF - offering import and export finance solutions to SMEs


Paul Tinkler

Executive Chairman and Managing Director

Mobile: 07702 675710

Paul has been involved in the use of trade finance for the past 35 years. As a former factory owner, importer and exporter, and Managing Director of a Carnaud MetalBox subsidiary, he has an in-depth knowledge of the processes and pitfalls of international trade and maintains strong commercial connections with Hong Kong and China in particular. He was Chairman of Trade Finance Partners until September 2013.

Glyn Powell Head of Risk - Trade Finance for UK Businesses

Glyn Powell

Head of Risk

Glyn has been involved in Sales Finance for over 40 years, for companies such as Xerox, Diageo, Phillips and GATX.  Currently Head of Risk at MTF, Glyn has established local and cross border leasing companies in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, stock finance facilities in Africa and Western Europe and recently acted as Risk & Operations Director at Trade Finance Partners.

Sharon Charles Senior Client Manager and Head of Operations - providers of trade finance solutions for business

Sharon Charles

Senior Client Manager & Head of Operations

Sharon has been with MTF since its infancy and has established its systems and training programmes. She spent 18 years in the Rubber Industry, latterly as Head of Customer Service within a large local producer. Her responsibilities ranged over Order Processing, Troubleshooting and Staff Training.
Within MTF she has created an efficient and dynamic Operating System tracking all aspects of a Clients order, its funding and the resulting receivables. She monitors and transacts the in-flows and out-flows of the Matched Funding model which we operate with our funding partners in the United Kingdom and the Far East.
She has three Client Managers and an Administration Assistant reporting to her and co-ordinates the activities and remunerations for the MTF Associates in the field.

Syed Ali - Accountant providing Trade Finance for UK SMEs

Syed Ali


Syed administers all functions of our Accounting and Payroll Package.  He is a Trained Accountant and has extensive Global Trade experience following engagements with leading Trade Finance houses and property companies. He runs ledgers on each Client and produces a Trail Balance and Statement each month. He advises on Treasury issues and our Currency Hedging policies. He also acts as an introducer of potential Funding Partners in the Sterling Area.

Contact our team of specialist trade finance providers - they can offer support and advisory services for your business. Or why not use the MTF online trade finance application process to help us tailor the right trade finance solution for your company.