About Us

Shaun Stone


Jamie Welsh

Ical was founded in 2012.

ical is an agency with a distinct difference in that we bring a wealth of merchandising experience and understand all aspects of the business from the grower through to the spinner. We can advise buyers and sellers on market conditions, crop conditions and progress, act impartially to resolve differences and to ensure that all parties understand their duties and responsibilities. We add tremendous value to the role normally carried out by an agent. We believe that we can forge valuable and worthwhile partnerships between shippers and end users. One of our aims is to move away from the traditional adversarial relationship that has existed between buyer and seller; we would like to see buyers and sellers viewing each other as partners based on a mutual trust and understanding. Rather than approaching business on a short term contract by contract basis we would like our customers and shippers to build long term relationships; over time this will lead to a more fruitful business environment. Our customers will be able to engage in purchases from reputable and reliable shippers safe in the knowledge that we will be able to support you throughout the negotiation and contract execution process. We work to minimize risks for buyers and sellers alike.

Shaun has been involved in the cotton market for over 25 years in all areas of the business. A large proportion of this time was spent working with Plexus Cotton as a trader. Prior to this he was involved in the preparation and negotiation of documents against letters of credit and cash against documents business. Shaun’s main trading focus was on sourcing cotton from India, Nigeria and Syria.

Jamie worked as a Director and trader at Weil Brothers and Stern Ltd. for over 12 years, and over the last ten years has been one of the ICA’s leading arbitrators, having handled over 200 arbitration cases. He has seen first-hand what can go wrong with cotton contracts. With this knowledge, and his experience within the industry, he is in an ideal position to foresee and prevent problems from occurring. Jamie is an ICA Board member, Chairman of the ICA Arbitration Strategy Committee and a member of the ICA Rules Committee.


ical cotton

ical is an agency with a distinct difference in that we bring a wealth of merchandising experience and understand all aspects of the business from the grower through to the spinner. We can advise buyers and sellers on market conditions, crop conditions and progress, act impartially to resolve differences and to ensure that all parties understand their duties and responsibilities.

Contact Us.

UK

+44 151 528 8615 (United Kingdom) International Cotton Agency (ical) Limited, Bulloch House, 10 Rumford Place, Liverpool, L3 9DG, United Kingdom trading@icalcotton.com

Bangladesh

Awal centre, 13th floor, Kamal Ataturk Avenue, Banani, Dhaka 1213, Bangladesh