Trade and Export Finance Limited (TAEFL) is a family business supporting small and medium enterprises (SME’s) by funding their orders.
We believe that an SME, dealing with a credit worthy buyer, should have funds to complete the order either in the UK or overseas.
– Was incorporated in 2008 by Mark Runiewicz and his wife Mary.
– Has grown from home working to a team of 12, based in central Birmingham and covering the UK.
– Has spent a decade supporting SME’s and continues to do so.
– Has an experienced team with a wealth of knowledge and a passion for supporting SME’s.
– Evolved from a consultancy-based business model, to funding businesses, through their sister companies.
– Has supported businesses trading in the UK, Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America, and in the Middle East.
Our philosophy is:-
Transparency – We do not hide anything from you and only charge fees for the money you use.
Approachability – We understand running a business is challenging. Our staff are available to talk to you through the process and there is no such thing as a silly question.
Experience – With over 100 years of experience, there are few situations our team has not seen. We will do our best to provide you with the best solutions.
Flexibility – All businesses are different, so there is no one solution for all. We aim to work in harmony with your business and we will be as flexible as we can to help you grow.
Leaders – We want to lead the way for SME’s to grow their business, by having the ability to fund orders.
Amy Hitchcox – Account Manager
Amy joined Trade & Export Finance in August 2017 after having worked for a credit union...Read More
Diana Cuciureanu – Account Manager
Diana joined Trade & Export Finance in September 2017 after graduating from Aston University...Read More
Nick Carter – Business Management Consultant
Nick Carter works with new and existing clients in a business and commercial management capacity...Read More
Sheetal Surti – Head of Operations
Following a successful career in banking with Clydesdale Yorkshire Bank...Read More
Ben Richards – Account Manager
With 12 years’ experience working for Barclays Bank in their Trade Operations department, Ben can provide our clients with.....Read More
Philip Hyde – Head of Risk
Philip has 45 years’ experience working for Lloyds Banking Group as a commercial manager looking after SME debts with business turnover......Read More
Ken Gibbs – Chairman
Ken is our Chairman and a non-executive director of Bank Sarasin & Co. Ltd., Guernsey Branch....Read More
Mary McErlain – Director
Mary has been a director of Trade and Export Finance (TAEFL) since its inception in 2008...Read More
Mark Runiewicz – CEO
Prior to becoming CEO at TAEFL, Mark had a successful career in banking ranging from leading Midland....Read More
“I thank Mark and Mary for believing in Complete Kidz and for their continued support for me and enabling Nick to work with us.”Direct, Complete Kidz CIC
“We are very glad to have met you, especially knowing that as our business grows we would need a beneficial helping hand to turn our ambitions into reality”.Director, Sweet Lady Beverages
“We couldn’t have done it without TAEFL.”Director, Aviramp
"The expertise of TAEFL has been decisive in structuring the start-up of our company. We have been approached by several leaders looking to grant a trade finance facility for our first export but most were unable to understand the details behind the transaction. This is a priceless expertise with a value beyond a lender's money. You feel their team is part of your team, which gives you further resources to get your export right. We are proud to say that TAEFL holds one of the most detailed oriented expertise with regards to trade finance in England and we feel confident that relationship is an asset to the development of our export business."CEO, Solarym Energy
“We received a facility offer for SME export working capital finance within 10 days of our enquiry – this speaks for itself.”Finance Director, WACAPOL Mills Ltd.
"TAEFL have a great team of advisers who have provided us with their highly professional services and support since Right Time’s initial start-up. We have built up a strong working relationship throughout our company’s growth as it was TAEFL’s services that have enabled us to grow swiftly. Our team would happily recommend their support and advice to any business."Managing Director, Right Time Recruitment Ltd.
“The team at TAEFL provided a quick, professional service enabling us access the funding that we needed to procure products.
They provide comprehensive, clear and accurate information regarding charges and fees, which has been essential to us in terms of our financial planning.”