David Smith is a member of the Board at Gambica and Commercial Director of Specac Ltd, a designer and manufacturer of accessories for the spectroscopy market, employing 85 staff at its Science and Innovation Centre in South-East London. Some 95 per cent of Specac’s products are exported. David is passionate about SMEs, especially encouraging them to export, and he has a growing passion for the digitisation and automation agenda within SMEs as part of closing the UK’s productivity gap. David was Managing Director of Specac between 2008 and 2020, and oversaw a sharp growth in export revenues, culminating in a Queen’s Award for International Trade in 2018. He was also part of an MBO from Smiths Group PLC in 2015.