About Us

  • Drawing on the experience of its founders and a global network of senior associates with complementary skills, Trade Advisory Network delivers technical excellence, market insights and an external perspective.
  • Trade Advisory Network’s clients include banks, non-bank funders, FinTechs, investors and technology service providers.
  • Trade Advisory Network also supports corporates directly through deal structuring and placement.

At the heart of our model is a strategic management process.


Exploring and defining desired outcomes and aspirations and challenges in the context of the organisation’s current situation.


Reporting the insight and analysis, clarifying alternatives, refining ideas, and quantifying solutions.


Creating a detailed project pathway based on actionable insights, scoping how optimal benefits realisation will be achieved.


We deliver and validate your program results, ensuring you receive the intended benefits for your assignment.

Our Network

Trade Advisory Network brings together likeminded professionals with successful track records gained within distinct disciplines in trade, supply chain and invoice finance. We match selected associates to assignments with precision. Our partners combine seamlessly on some of the international banking and financial services community’s most critical challenges and opportunities.

Founders and Managing Directors,
Trade Advisory Network

Lionel Taylor

Lionel Taylor is recognised as a receivables finance, international trade and supply chain finance business leader and is at the forefront of the development of financial supply chain thinking.

Lionel has spearheaded the development of supplier finance platforms and programs at both Citibank and The Royal Bank of Scotland and also initiated supply chain finance programs promoting trade between China and the West.

He has spent time enabling the fledgling factoring industry to develop in China and currently facilitates on the ground supplier on-boarding for a number of financial institutions looking to extend their respective supply chain finance programs into China and Hong Kong.

More recently, he supported Lloyds Banking Group in the development and build out of its Global Trade and Supply Chain business.

He advises a number of financial institutions and alternative financiers on the development of their trade and supply chain finance businesses and is frequently invited to comment and write for specialist international trade publications, as well as chairing and speaking at international events.

John Bugeja

John Bugeja is a highly experienced trade, supply chain and invoice finance specialist with more than 40 years experience in senior leadership roles with HSBC, NatWest, RBS, Barclays and Lloyds Banking Group.

John is passionate about promoting the development of supply chain finance in all its forms and was a member of the drafting group that wrote the ICC rules for the Bank Payment Obligation (URBPO).

In his management career, John has been Divisional Trade & International Manager, HSBC Trade Services and Head of Corporate Business Development, International Trade and Banking Services at Nat West, leading the national sales force.

Following the acquisition of NatWest by RBS, John became Head of Global Trade Services, combining sales and product management responsibility for the trade product set. John was appointed Regional Trade Head for the UK and Ireland at RBS and then in 2010, took on the role of Global Head of Trade Services.

After leaving RBS in 2012, John set up JB Trade Advisory Limited and was contracted to Lloyds initially as Head of Trade Sales and then as Head of Open Account Products, Global Transaction Services. John has now joined forces with Lionel Taylor to establish Trade Advisory Network Limited.



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    Trade Advisory Network will be key contributors at the following upcoming events: GTR Asia Trade & Treasury Week, Singapore, 4th- 5th September 2018 Trade Advisory Network will be attending the GTR Asia...
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