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Elite Business Funding are a team of independent commercial finance specialists.

Formed in 2018 we have more than 15 years’ commercial finance and banking experience helping SME businesses and individuals in sourcing the commercial finance solutions and business loans that they require. We take a consultative approach to helping our customers and you can be assured our experienced team of experts will take the time to fully understand your business and identify the best available product and rates.

Operating out of our Essex offices we are FCA regulated and members of the NACFB giving us access to an extensive panel of banks and lenders. We aim to add value to our clients and their businesses while building a long-term relationship based on trust and integrity.

Our Team, Our Mission, Our Values

In many ways we see ourselves as a replacement for the traditional bank manager only with a much greater flexibility in the range of products available. Due to the number of available options Commercial finance can be a confusing topic which is why it can be advantageous to work with a specialist that has the knowledge, expertise and proactive approach in sourcing you the best available product to meet your requirement.

Charles Groves

Charles has spent many years working in the Wealth Management (IFA) industry in both London and Luxembourg. During this time, he worked with one of the world’s leading independent financial advisories with more than $10 billion under advice from 80,000 clients in 100 countries.

Charles has over 5 years’ experience in the alternative finance sector working for a lender in both Underwriting and Relationship Manager roles. He has also worked extensively in finance, construction, hospitality, Law and customer service positions.

Beyond the office, Charles is a passionate outdoorsman; he enjoys trekking, lake and river fishing and spending time out in nature. He is also obsessed with health and fitness and is a regular fixture at the gym although he does also enjoy a good TV series binge session too.

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Craig Childs

Craig brings a wealth of finance experience to the Elite Business Funding team, having worked directly for high street banks for almost a decade. He spent 5 years at Lloyds TSB Card Services and 3 years with Halifax Bank of Scotland providing merchant services to small and medium enterprises.

During his career, Craig has gained extensive experience with alternative online payments brand as well as working as a Personal Finance Broker. Having worked for a major SME direct lender for 5 years, he has a wealth of knowledge that can benefit any start up business seeking funding.

Craig is a self-confessed sports addict and a life-long supporter of his home team, Southend United. He believes in staying active and so when he isn’t watching sports, he can usually be found taking part in them. He is also a dedicated gig goer and music fan of all genres.

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Julie spent many years in the Investment Banking sector in London, having worked for UBS, Shell Oil and SMBC Nikko to name a few. Julie specialised in Cash Management, specifically setting up and managing new teams in this field.

It was from here that she moved into the SME direct lender space 4 years ago, where she was the Broker Manager before moving into Underwriting, giving her extensive experience in all aspects of the business.

When not at work, Julie will be found at the stables, riding her horse and getting her ready for the many dressage tests that she takes part in.

Alba Korvafa

Alba has spent many years working for lenders and brings a wealth of industry knowledge and lender appetite. During this time, she has assisting many SME businesses in obtaining the finance solutions they require.

Specialising in unsecured finance and invoice finance having worked for global companies such as Bibby Financials Services and Boost Capital helping lend over £40 million to businesses across the UK.

When out of the office Alba enjoys spending time with friends and family, finding new Turkish restaurants to visit and finding new places to go on holiday.

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  • To source and provide customers and UK businesses with the commercial finance they require
  • Treating each customer individually and gaining a clear understanding of their business and finance requirement in order to identify the most suitable product for their goals
  • Keeping at the forefront of changes, updates and new products within the commercial finance industry
  • Striving to achieve an unequalled level of customer satisfaction
  • Combing the use of Fintech and online automation technology with a personable dedicated relationship manager approach where you can pick up the phone and speak with someone whenever required


To be recognised as an and integral and trusted resource for individuals and SME businesses that require any form of commercial finance that adds value to their organisation.


  • Open and honest relationships built on integrity
  • Providing a service that is efficient and adds value
  • Embracing change and innovation
  • Providing excellent customer service that surpasses expectations
  • A positive working environment based on mutual respect, a supportive team spirit and loyalty
  • Dedication to learning and ongoing personal and professional development to remain at the top of our game

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