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Business Loans and SME Funding
Over £100,000,000 Raised to Date

Do you need Funding to grow your company?

Are you sick of always thinking about raising cash for your business?

Would you like to regain your life back and not have those worries?

Funding Nav could be the answer to your problems. We’re your business funding specialists who will work with you to get the venture debt, equity financing and/or tailored funding solutions you need now, and for the future.

SME Funding and lending is our specialty.

Do you love your business?

It may seem like an odd question but, when many of our clients first come to us, they’ve fallen out of love with their business. The constant pressure caused by financial problems has taken all the joy out of running the company. Some of them have even grown to resent it.

Maybe you can relate?

Perhaps you and your family are exposed to onerous personal guarantees? You’re probably spending your weekends and evenings glued to your phone. You’re definitely sick of thinking about money. Now’s the time to take action and call us for a chat. Let us help you regain the enjoyment of running your profitable business and reaping the rewards.

What can Funding Nav do?

Free Business Funding

In the UK, there are over 8000 business amd startup grants worth £200bn available to you. We’ll start by getting you all the free cash and tax rebates that you haven’t claimed (like R&D tax credits). This alone can give your cash flow a massive boost.

Turnaround Funding

We have access to debt funders and debt providers that can pay out the same day and equity investors that are looking to create value.

Business Loans

We work with over 300 lenders and aren’t affiliated with any. This means we can find the best value loans for you, including the BBB backed Recovery Loan scheme.

Private Investors

Through our database of 17,000 HNW (High Net-Worth) individuals, we can attract private equity investment into your business. We can raise anywhere from £250k to £10m and are exceptionally well-connected with Chinese investors.

Mergers & Acquisitions

If you are thinking of exiting your business or of growing through acquisition then we can advise you and introduce you


Paul Mitchell, Managing Director, Accentia

“I have worked with Stephen Sacks and Funding Nav for two years, I have found Stephen to be both knowledgeable and influential in the processes of developing their client businesses”

Jeremy, Managing Director

“Seamless, simple and easy step by step process — great people to with, and and they keep it simple!!! Win win.”

Lester, Director

“An efficient, accessible, helpful and friendly approach to something which at first seems like it might be more trouble than it’s worth. In fact, it was no trouble at all.”

Richard Armstrong, Partnerships Director Catax

“I have been working very successfully with Stephen for a number of years, although new of his wonderful reputation many years before that.

He is incredibly knowledgable about the business world, is clear and appropriate with advice, knows what good looks like and I, and our company, Catax, have benefited hugely, as have his clients, through the warm introductions he has provided.”

Imran Hassan, CEO, Lilly and Sid

“I approached Stephen Sacks to help facilitate the part sale of our business. our requirements were unusual in that we wanted to find a partner/investor that would understand our culture and fit into that rather than just a buyout deal. Stephen understand our requirements and personalities and found a win win solution. we now regard him as someone that we trust and go to for advice, which is rare in the business world.”

Paul Gosling, Founder, Corporate Planning

“Having met Stephen at his engaging talk at a London based bank, we now continue to work on joint venture projects for clients. Stephen’s open minded attitude towards business is truly refreshing and I think, key for his progressive business techniques. His deep problem solving insight has been an asset to all who work with him, and his charming attitude provides positive results. I am so pleased that I have the honour of working with him and I looking forward to many years of working with this excellent and talented professional.”


Stuart Miles, Founder & CEO

“Stephen was incredibly helpful working with us to not only helping us envision our ideas, but expand them become something even better than it was before. A great team player. Highly recommended.”

Contact Stephen Sacks


Stephen Sacks

I founded Funding Nav to be the advisor that I wished I would have had access to when I was running trading companies for 30 years.

My passion is helping entrepreneurs to realise their ambitions and of course my wife, four daughters and Barry the Pug.

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Alan Turner

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.

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Jyoti Chandarana

I am an IT graduate with 30 years of business consulting experience in analysing, designing and implementing customer focussed solutions. My passion is helping businesses to achieve their potential.

Away from work I enjoy boxercise, running, tennis, yoga, painting and watching box sets.

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Mike Howard

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 variety of experience 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.

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Shaffin Jaffer

I have over 35 years experience in owning and running businesses. By training I’m an engineer and by vocation an entrepreneur.

I enjoy playing tennis, squash and bridge.

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Oliver Codrington

Oliver Codrington is a non-practising Barrister, and also a Level 4 qualified Financial Advisor (Securities and Investments). An entrepreneur at heart Oliver has been advising founders and owners for two decades and owns and operates several ventures of his own. Passionate about small businesses and the important role they play in global economies, often overlooked and taken for granted by successive governments, Oliver will do all that he can to maximise growth opportunities and margin improvement, ultimately to ensure that a profitable exit is achievable.

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Edmund Hatsu

I am a seasoned Business Development Consultant, Company Systems and Finance Expert with over Fifteen (15) years of experience in management positions including owning and running businesses.

With extensive experience in the financial sector, I am passionate about empowering entrepreneurs and supporting their growth and sustainability by finding solutions to their company systems and funding challenges.

I am genuinely fervent in helping Start-ups and existing businesses especially in Africa to explore the HUGE opportunity Africa presents because Africa is the last BIG opportunity to see stellar growth as the continent modernises, leverages technology and industrialises.

I specialise in financing strategies for corporate and commercial enterprises in Africa and my role is to connect these enterprises to funders, investors, and acquirers. I am a Nature Tourist, and I also love to spend quality time with my adorable family when I am not working.

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Zandy Von Weichardt

As the Senior Manager of Operations at Funding Nav, I work closely with the CEO to optimise daily operations. My responsibilities include: strategic planning, operational efficiency, team management, financial analysis, risk management, client and partner relations, and decision making. I play a vital role in driving the company's growth and success.

I am an internationally certified Personal Trainer & Online coach through HFPA Academy and bodybuilding is my passion.

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Amber Geldenhuys

My role in the company is research and marketing with my top priority connecting with people. Having prior experience in hospitality and teaching English abroad I am definitely people oriented.

I enjoy going to the gym, I am currently studying personal training and I like to paint in my spare time.

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Imran Ashraf

Bio: With close to two decades of experience within the financial advisory sector, I bring a rich tapestry of expertise to Funding Nav. Throughout my career, I've served as a trusted advisor, offering bespoke and holistic financial guidance to a diverse clientele, encompassing both personal and business sectors. My advisory spectrum spans from mortgage and investment advice to pension planning and protection strategies, coupled with meticulous cash flow analysis that forms the cornerstone of my practice. This breadth of experience has equipped me with a nuanced understanding of financial dynamics and a keen insight into the intricacies of client needs, paving the way for a seamless transition into the role of a Partner with Funding Nav.

What sets me apart is not just my professional acumen, but also my deep-rooted commitment to understanding the unique needs and aspirations of each client. I take a holistic approach to financial management, meticulously analysing market trends, assessing risk factors, and exploring innovative funding avenues to tailor solutions that align with my clients' goals. My passion for empowering businesses to thrive extends beyond the boardroom, reflecting my personal ethos of excellence and integrity in everything I do.

Outside of the financial realm, I'm an avid traveler who finds inspiration in exploring new cultures and cuisines. My love for adventure is complemented by my dedication to fitness and wellness, often found hitting my home gym or embarking on outdoor excursions with my family. These personal interests not only keep me grounded but also fuel my creativity and resilience in tackling complex financial challenges.

I believe in the power of forging genuine connections and leveraging diverse experiences to unlock opportunities and drive meaningful change in the businesses I serve.

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