Gavin Maitland-Smith

Called to the Bar, Gavin has spent the last 15 years specialising in all areas of working capital both as an advisor and a lender.

He has founded and run a number of specialist lending businesses and regularly lectures and writes on the subject of trade finance and working capital. He is regularly retained by companies looking to create and launch lending structures and has worked for blue chip clients on a global basis.

Gavin is also the current Chair of the Audit Committee and Governor of Abingdon and Witney College, an award winning college of further education.


Robin Smith

Robin is a recognised leader in the working capital sector. He formed Gower House Associates in 1983 and has been involved in numerous major fundraisings over 35 years. Gower House was acquired by Maitland-Smith, with Robin joining the board as Chairman.

Robin headed up the turnaround team that raised over £75 million for Eurodis Electron PLC, during a period of distressed trading. Facilities were on a global basis and included receivables funding, stock finance and trade finance in jurisdictions such as the UK, Benelux, Germany and the Czech Republic.