Meet The Team

Meet The Team

Our success is based on our people understanding your supplier management challenges and priorities, and us having the skills required to not only meet your needs and but to exceed your expectations.

Here is the company’s leadership team.

Mike Edmunds

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Hi I’m Mike, the Co-Founder and Managing Director at Trade Interchange. Having worked in IT for more than 20 years, I gained experience in a diverse range of industries, from manufacturing and retail, to construction and law. I was responsible …

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Hi I’m Mike, the Co-Founder and Managing Director at Trade Interchange. Having worked in IT for more than 20 years, I gained experience in a diverse range of industries, from manufacturing and retail, to construction and law. I was responsible for managing project teams and building line-of-business applications, initially building Enterprise n-tier client server applications, moving onto B2C Web and Mobile applications.

I’ve spent more than 10 years with Trade Interchange applying my prior knowledge and experience to the procurement industry. Creating and developing the software that provides our products and services, including the eProcurement and eAuction applications we use with our clients today.

As Co-Founder and Managing Director, I work closely with customers and the development team, ensuring that the ARCUS® Supplier Management platform continues to meet the needs of our customers, both internal and external.
 
I am responsible for establishing the company’s technical vision and play an integral role in the company’s strategic direction, development, and future growth. As product owner of the ARCUS® platform, I oversee all aspects of the software development function, leading all aspects of Trade Interchange’s technological developments.

I’m part of a fantastic team who are passionate about what they do. I enjoy working with great people to deliver innovative solutions that add real value to customers.  

Outside of work I endure the unrelenting pain of supporting Middlesbrough football club, but I retain my sanity by spending time with friends and family and cycling on weekends.

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Andy Tyson

Co-Founder & Director

Hi I’m Andy, Co-Founder and Director of Trade Interchange. My entrepreneurial career path began when I left university and set-up my own seafood import and export business. After successfully building the company I sold it to a large food group, …

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Hi I’m Andy, Co-Founder and Director of Trade Interchange. My entrepreneurial career path began when I left university and set-up my own seafood import and export business. After successfully building the company I sold it to a large food group, and went on to negotiate several other corporate deals within the food industry. I then collaborated with Simon to turn a smart idea we had into a genuine business proposition. Our goal of introducing better methods of procurement and supply chain management eventually gave birth to Trade Interchange, and the rest as they say, is history.

As Director at Trade Interchange I work closely with customers, especially those new to our services, to obtain the best results and value for money from Trade Interchange and our ARCUS eSourcing platform.

One of my key responsibilities is to manage business development from a strategic level, driving sales channel expansion, and liasing between customers and our technical team to steer new product and service developments.  I’m part of a great team and work particularly closely with the Sales and Marketing team to bring in new business to the company. I enjoy working to enhance customers’ procurement and sourcing functions and I never tire of seeing just how much of an impact our products can deliver. 

Out of the office I enjoy an active social life, and keep myself physically active with cycling, golf and skiing whenever I can. My three kids also help to keep me on my toes, so I try to relax by watching a bit of sport, reading, cooking and listening to music.

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Tim Hoiles

Co-Founder & Director

Hi I’m Tim, Co-Founder and Director at Trade Interchange. I’ve been with the company from when it was in its infancy, building and developing Trade Interchange products and services and managing our relationships with some of our key customers. Prior to …

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Hi I’m Tim, Co-Founder and Director at Trade Interchange. I’ve been with the company from when it was in its infancy, building and developing Trade Interchange products and services and managing our relationships with some of our key customers. Prior to this I spent 14 years in a variety of roles at Food Service Company Brakes, including product management and later in the commercial team as a purchasing manager. Before that I also spent some time in the hotel industry.

As a Director, I am responsible for the effective operational delivery of all components of Trade Interchange’s service, ensuring strategic vision, sense of direction and agreed policy priorities are all implemented.

On a day-to-day basis I am responsible for developing our service and providing high level account management. I work closely with our customers to help ensure they achieve their full potential working with Trade Interchange.  With the help of our professional team I really enjoy building close working relationships with our key accounts, seeing the benefits our unique technology provides and delivering tangible savings to our customers. 

I’m a married father of three boys, so when I’m not standing at the side-lines of a hockey pitch, sitting on the edge of a swimming pool or watching various other sporting activities, I enjoy keeping myself fit with circuit training and cycling. Whenever I can I’ll head to the mountains to fulfil my passion for skiing. I like to relax by exploring the world through its cuisine, cooking and eating all kinds of dishes (I did qualify as a chef a long, long time ago!)

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Mike McKenzie

Chairman

Hi, I’m Mike, non-executive Chairman of Trade Interchange. My role is to work with my fellow directors to help them determine and then deliver the growth strategy of the business. Their experience and expertise in the Supplier Management market is …

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Hi, I’m Mike, non-executive Chairman of Trade Interchange. My role is to work with my fellow directors to help them determine and then deliver the growth strategy of the business.

Their experience and expertise in the Supplier Management market is second to none so they certainly didn’t ask me to become Chairman for my supplier management insights! What I do bring is a wealth of experience from leadership roles in medium and large organisations in both the UK and North America. Whether as Managing Director, Strategy Director or Marketing Director each role has had business change and business growth at its core.

My interest in Strategy and Marketing was sparked whilst studying for an MBA at Manchester Business School – awarded with Distinction in 2001. It was here that I learnt how and why many of the world’s best companies (big and small) either succeeded or failed in their attempts to grow. I’ve worked predominantly in the technology sector since 2007; establishing a new UK software and services subsidiary for a Canadian outsourcer, launching one of the world’s first local government mobile ‘apps’ and, whilst in Silicon Valley, leading an international team in the design of a new, cloud-based software offering.

In 2012, I founded McKenzie Growth Management Ltd, a consultancy that specialises in the development and implementation of innovative growth strategies. I enjoy working with organisations that have a proven track record and a genuine passion for delivering value to their customers. That’s why I was delighted to be invited to become Chairman of Trade Interchange and am looking forward to some very exciting years ahead.

Outside of work, you’ll often find me on the golf course (usually in the rough!) or spending time with my wife and our two children at our home in Cheshire.

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ARCUS® Platform

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