About Finance For Entrepreneurs

Our Mission

The overriding Mission of Finance For Entrepreneurs, is to assist micro, small and medium sized enterprises, to locate sources of business finance and that are suitable, with ease and speed.

Our Vision

And our Vision: to safeguard business survival and continuity. To remove the fear in seeking finance. To play our part in positively contributing to the economic vibrancy of UK, helping to fuel the growth of small businesses and, in shaping the future sustainability of the small business sector – the lifeblood of any thriving economy.

Our Experience

These are our fundamental beliefs. What we have been championing, individually and collectively for over 20 years; lobbying policymakers and decision-makers in governments, at local and national level, working with leaders in industry, contributing to consultations and legislation likely to impact the small business sector.

All of these; coupled with our extensive business experience, knowing of the pains and pleasures and the risks and rewards, of owning as well as working with diverse businesses of all sizes, are what led us to form Finance For Entrepreneurs, and Finance For Female Entrepreneurs, coming soon.

 

Our Founding Directors

Adam Tyler

Following a career with the Royal Bank of Scotland, in 2005 Adam took over the running of a financial Trade Association responsible for 1600 Commercial Finance Brokers and 140 lenders to business. During that period he oversaw lending to SME’s of around £100 billion.

In addition he also had the chance to help shape and influence some of the new business lenders that came to market following the financial crisis.

Adam is the Chairman of the Financial Intermediary and Broker Association, a Director of a Westminster based Small Business group and he also owns and runs a Commercial Finance brokerage helping businesses across the country gain better access to finance with a speciality in the Development sector.

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Karen Finegold

Karen has worked with engineering companies for over 25 years.

She has been Executive Director and board member of the Engineering Industries Association, since 2008. The EIA promotes trade and represents the interests of its members and the UK engineering manufacturing sector, particularly SMEs, both in the UK and internationally.

Karen also holds director and advisory roles with industry and government bodies, championing the UK manufacturing and technology sectors and working with them to encourage engagement and promote the skills and innovation available in the UK.

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Taravat Taher-Zadeh

Following a corporate career in the City’s international reinsurance broking sector, managing multi-million value client portfolios and trading operations globally, in early 1990s Taravat changed direction to pursue new business interests and launching T&T Consulting, an advisory, interim and project management practice.

Her management and board level experience span four decades, delivering projects of all sizes, scope and complexity, focused on growth, development and transformation, working with multi-sector clients – start-ups to FTSE 250 – in broad-ranging jurisdictions, emerging and developed economies.

An active champion of the small business sector and the professionally independent, for over two decades, she has worked on consultations, with government and public sector bodies, aimed at alleviating barriers faced by these, hugely important, economic groups. Other business interests and advocacy activities include national and international enterprise, trade and community development programmes, where she has led and supported initiatives and campaigns, to fuel the growth of SMEs, and women and minority business groups.

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Tina Knight

Tina has held executive managerial positions, owns a number of diverse companies and sits on boards in both the private and public sector.

A Fellow of the IoD, RSA and PSA, she has been a Chairman of the Government’s Fair Play Consortium, London Chair of British Association of Female Entrepreneurs, member of BAWE’s National Council and Vice Chairman of the Small Business Bureau and is currently Chairman of Women into Business.

She was actively involved with many boards and committees including the Essex Board of the Princes’ Youth Business Trust, RFCA, SBB’s Policy Advisory Unit and one of the first women to be appointed director of a government Training & Enterprise Council.  She also served as a member of the East of England Industrial Development Board of the Government’s Department of Trade & Industry.

Tina has won many distinguished awards, including Women in Business Award, TOBIE award as Personality of the Year and Runner-up for the “Business Woman of the Year” award.  Judged a Top Entrepreneur of the World and recognised as “UK Business Pioneer” at the Global Summit of Women in London.  Widely quoted in the press, she has made numerous television appearances and radio interviews.

She has previously worked as CEO of The Entrepreneurial Exchange, Deputy Chair Entrepreneurial Working Party, Founder Member of The Entreprenologists and spent 27 years in local politics.  She continues to run her core business in addition to holding other senior positions and being Honorary President of the TTTA charity.

 

Our Partners

With the support of our industry leading and accredited partners, we aim to facilitate your journey in securing the most suitable source of finance for you and your business; providing you with the ability to go direct to the Business Lending Community.

Working in conjunction with Alternative Business Funding (ABF) the British Business Bank designated finance platform and their Funder Finder engine, we at Finance for Entrepreneurs aim to help find a solution that is right for you – on that will, hopefully, open up more opportunities for raising finance for your business, than could be possibly imagined.

Finance for Entrepreneurs powered by Funder Finder provides a free and easy way to research and find finance for your business. The unique Funder Finder engine uses straightforward information to match SMEs with an impressive selection of funders within minutes, offering access to a broad range of funding products across the UK.

ABF is approved by HM Treasury and the British Business Bank as one of three designated platforms for the Bank Referral Scheme.

So go ahead, follow this link to Funder Finder with Finance for Entrepreneurs to take you to our funding platform. Good luck, we are here for you, we welcome hearing from you.

If you feel that, in the first instance, you would like to speak with a specialist commercial finance broker and seek some initial advice, we can facilitate this too, by directing you to your locally based adviser.

Who will contact me to give me advice?

We work with Connect Mortgages through Click Business Finance who have a team of specialist advisers located around the country who will be happy to help you with your business finance needs.

Connect Mortgages and Click Business Finance can offer face-to-face or telephone and email advice from advisers that specialise in this market and from a panel of over 150 different lenders in the market, helping to ensure clients get access to the best possible options for their finance needs.

Connect Mortgages can also assist with guidance on the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) and have a range of lenders on their panel that they can help you to access.