The UK GETS Team
Richard Logie and Linda Sim became involved in the Trade Exchange (barter) industry in 1991 and established The Business Exchange (TBEx) in 1995.
Together they share a philosophy that has always been based on quality and governance of procedures.
Coming from the sectors of Finance (Richard) and Oil (Linda), they applied their knowledge and experience of strict controls and good business practices to run TBEx.
These principles have ensured the sustainability of the TBEx barter system and the retention of the local client base in United Kingdom.
The TBEx currency is respected, stable and does not suffer from inflation.
Richard Logie email
Richard is the founder of GETS (Global Exchange Trading Systems) and has been involved in the Trade Exchange industry since the early nineties and operates TBEx (The Business Exchange) a Peer to Peer Mutual Credit Clearing System based in Scotland and has established a large network of contacts in the Complementary Currency industry across the globe. Richard has been engaged as a speaker at several international economic conferences in North America, Europe and Asia with the most recent being a TEDx talk in Leeds UK and the World Riba Conference in Kula Lumpa Malaysia.
As a technology supplier to the industry his experiences in dealing with a broad range of trading exchanges and networks underlined the difficulties many organizations have faced in maximizing their potential to trade, and has broadened further still his knowledge and experience of working with a varied range of businesses and communities.
Richard has become a passionate student of the monetary system and its effect it has on society by using his experience in Engineering and Finance, particularly in the social enterprise aspect of peer-to-peer mutual credit and community currencies, and how such systems can provide huge benefit to local and rural communities in this economic climate if operated properly.
Richard believes that possessing the right credit-clearing technology is the key, but that’s only part of the challenge. Baked-in to the technology must be standards and protocols. Such as Transparency of the system, Credit Line Issuing Standards, both follow set processes that have been established from proven and ethical practices.
Richard identified the main obstacle to existing trading systems was the lack of trust, transparency and accountability and after studying closely the impact that trading without standards and quality procedures created he became convinced for the need for Common Standards, Quality Procedures, Transparency and with Mandatory Industry Accreditation and most importantly mutual ownership and shared responsibility, and so was born the GETS philosophy, vision and technology.As a past IRTA Global board Director and Chairman of Universal Currency (UC) for 6 years and recognised as one of the Legends of Barter his experiences in dealing with a broad range of reciprocal trading exchanges underlined the difficulties many organizations have faced in maximizing their potential to trade, and has broadened further still his knowledge and experience of working with a varied range of businesses and communities.
Like Richard, Linda built her experience as a director of The Business Exchange where she oversaw all of the operational processes.
Her experience has been invaluable in the development of the GETS software and the creation of structured administrative processes.
Having had such relevant experience over such an extended period of time, Linda has seen every aspect of administrative process imaginable in the trade exchange industry, developing ethical, good and best practices from around the world and understands the challenges the back office has in running an effective business.
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UK: GETS Ltd
Ashley House 4 Bon Accord Crescent Aberdeen,Scotland AB11 6DH
tel. (+44) 01224 574123
fax. (+44) 01224 574333
US: GETS Plus LLC
2920 East Northern Ave. Ste 104 Phoenix, Arizona 85028 US
tel. +(602) 412 3082