Graham Smith

I have been playing Bridge for a relatively short time and, because I am still earning a living, I am but a social player. However, I am blessed with a partner who wants to play just for fun! I would like everyone to have fun first and foremost as a precursor to them improving their game, regardless of their level of competency and enjoyment.

I have had three careers in my lifetime: procurement/supply chain in construction and petrochemical; sales and marketing in IT; and I am now a freeelance consultant on personal, business and corporate performance enhancement. I previously worked in senior positions in Europe, the Middle East and the USA for companies such as IBM and Aramco. I built up and sold my own plc - The Status Group plc and now run my own consultancy based in Beaconsfield, Bucks. I thrive under pressure and am calm in a crisis.

My professional qualifications: include Marketing (CIM), Purchasing and Supply Chain (CIPS), Life and Executive Coaching and Mentoring, Member of the British Institute for Learning and Development (MBILD,, Associate of the Institute of Business Consulting (AIBC). All designed to help people improve their lives and businesses- from business strategy to personal development. I have also served on the local council and I am a Former Mayor of Beaconsfield.

I keep fit by cycling and rowing. When I am not with my wife and three kids or playing Bridge my other interests include football (Spurs and Wycombe Wanderers), rugby, sport in general, driving my Triumph Stag and riding my Yamaha Virago.