Founder of Labelexpo
He has been in the exhibitions industry for all of his working life and is the founder of the Labelex Group of companies. He joined United Trade Press Limited in 1966 as a sales manager in its exhibition division.
He left that company in 1974 to set up his own business, Clive Smith & Associates. In 1979 he established Labelex to incorporate the exhibition interests of that business and to launch the Labelex exhibition in the United Kingdom.