We are not accountants but a growing international team of experienced entrepreneurs with multi-industry track records. We believe passionately in the vibrancy of the UK's small and medium businesses and never more than now post BREXIT and in the middle of an international health emergency as the country desperately needs to find leadership and inspiration from this sector.
Since 2008 we have all witnessed the collapse in commercial support that the high street banks had been offering to the SME business sector as the banks struggle to rebuild their own balance sheets at the cost of everyone else's. This has effectively pushed up the cost of finance to the UK's largest employment sector and growth engine (SME's) at a time when rates have been at a record low for everyone else.
We help our clients compete on even terms both for funding and for marketing and nowadays the two are often synonymous. We can remove the constraints that are preventing the businesses profitable growth whether they be lack of capital, lack of funding, lack of vision or lack of sales growth.
Our team with offices in Europe, Asia and Africa prides itself on delivering real results measured in actual cash to businesses that have often failed to find support elsewhere.
We have never failed to deliver value in every case we have been instructed. Our team have personal experience of creating, growing, turning around and selling businesses and therefore know exactly what it's like to be in your shoes. Where appointed we hit the ground running, advising cash generative changes immediately and delivering liquidity transformations within 12 weeks.
Recently, we have come of age as the business world has been turned upside down by the impact of Covid 19. Directors need to reassess their strategy and their funding options in an environment that is rapidly changing.
We offer real support and guaranteed results to real business owners at any stage of their companies journey whether they are in the market for additional funding or not.
To Your Success.
All The Team At Funding Nav
Clayton Von Belen
I have spent the bulk of my career in the technology sector working initially for a couple of large IT systems manufacturers and latterly focussing on software and services. Having exited a software consultancy business in 1999 that I co-founded, I have indulged myself in the horse racing and breeding industry and continued to look for innovative tech businesses to work with and, on occasions, invest in as an angel. These days, as a Funding Nav Partner, I am mainly focussed on helping early stage and growth businesses improve their respective cash positions. When I’m not working, I enjoy cycling and walking.
I am a successful Business Manager with extensive experience within the property and retail sectors. I am passionate about helping business owners make their businesses more profitable and deliver the best funding at the lowest cost. As a business owner myself I understand that business is personal and through hard work I can support any business to be more successful.
In my spare time I am a father to two wonderful daughters and a keen runner.
Head of Research
As Head of Research I serve as a point of contact for our analysts. With extensive experience in the financial sector, my role it to find solutions to problems, build on our analysts great ideas and ensure processes are executed to the highest degree of success.
In my spare time I love being outdoors, cycling and hanging out with my little Scottish Terrier Blu.
As a business analyst my core responsibilities are to initiate conversations with prospective investors. As a start-up/investor match maker if you will, I am genuinely passionate about the innovative start-ups we look to expand.
Away from work I enjoy being active and keeping up with the rugby and football along with boxing because who doesnt love to watch a good knockout.
As a Business Analyst my key focus is on finding the ideal investors for the innovative clients we have the pleasure of working with. I am passionate about assisting them in their respective raises and I strive to always make the most valuable introductions.
Being an extremely competitive athlete I enjoy all exercise, especially football and boxing.
I work with Entrepeneurs and Business Owners, helping them find Investment and Funding to acheive their business goals.
In addition, I help businesses obtain Grants and make cost savings in areas such as R&D Tax, Capital Allowances, Energy and Forex.
Out if work I enjoy playing tennis and cycling, as well as travelling and spending time with family.
Starting and managing my own business combined with my education and constant research has expanded my experience in various fields from management to finance to marketing. Time management, good work ethics, quality in performance, combined with a highly analytical mindset are some of the key skills I have developed from an early age.
I qualified with a first-class honour’s degrees in Business studies with financial management and hold a master’s degree in financial analysis from a top 10 U.K. University. My experience spans from retail, finance, business consulting and property.
I enjoy keeping fit and spending time with my family.
I am a qualified accountant with over 40 years business, accountancy and consulting experience to call upon. Helping businesses grow and prosper!
I am a keen reader – technical and non-technical and love football. Any spare time is spent with family and on local charity work.
I am lucky to possess a mixed and varied career encompassing Entrepreneurial Recruitment & Telecoms, Snr. Corporate Telecoms, Business Broking, SME’s and Mergers & Acquisitions. In the UK, North America and Australia.
It is this experience variety that enables me to relate to most Business Owners situations, whatever size, and indeed I pride myself in identifying the ‘need’ that entrepreneurs look for in realising their ambitions.
Outside of work I enjoy travel, current affairs, and Chelsea F.C. And a glass of red.
I have been very fortunate to have worked across many sectors but the one constant is I like to help businesses achieve their goals by understanding their needs. is this experience I bring to Funding Nav.
Outside of work I love my sport, more watching than taking part these days. My spare time is spent with family and walking my dog “Frank”
My background is in strategic business & franchise consulting, entrepreneurship, as well as commercial, contract & supply chain management within the oil, gas & construction industries, working in the UK, Europe & Africa.
I enjoy the outdoors primarily through my passion for adventure travel and self-supported Ultra Marathons that have taken me all over the world.
I am passionate about finding the key to unlocking company value. My work at Funding Nav certainly gives me plenty of scope.
When not working I like most sports and cooking.