Funding Connection Pty Ltd offers a unique and highly valued service to guide business owners through the entire process to secure capital for their venture. This includes business plans, consulting and the full support with applications. We have a group of experts, business plan writers, researchers, marketing experts, coaches and consultants in our successful team.

The driving force behind Funding Connection is Dagmar Breiling.

She is passionate about business, service and commitment. She holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Kiel, Germany. Her expertise will guide you and analyse the opportunities for your business establishment and upgrading. After a decade in the service and retail industry, she worked at the German Economic Development Corporation in Germany as a Project Manager, where she offered support to start-ups as well as existing companies.

She also lectured and created workshops on various business topics. During her corporate career, she offered a variety of internships and apprenticeships for disadvantaged young people. She was instrumental in starting up various restaurants, and due to her reputation for developing successful business concepts, she was approached by numerous businesses, including the Deutsche Telekom for assistance. In South Africa, she has worked with many companies helping them to access grants and loans from local and international organisations and government departments with bankable business plans,

Your Team:

Cindy Beukes, Office Manager, our very own Curly Sue!  Cindy joined our team in September 2017.  When not in the office organising our lives and keeping our clients happy, Cindy is home with her children, two cats and four dogs.   Cindy has mastered the art of escape by plugging in her earbuds and listening to a few familiar favourites.

Stephen Thring, is a Rhodes University graduate, finishing with a Masters in Economics degree, Stephen is one of the project managers in the Funding Connection team. Stephen has a passion for development economics, which is what brought him away from the financial services industry to fill a role that helps South Africans develop their entrepreneurial dreams. Being a born and bred Durbanite, Stephen enjoys surfing in the early morning before a day of work.

Caitlin Millar is a business and marketing graduate with a knack for finding creative solutions and helping business owners realise their visions. Caitlin has a flair for marketing and a love for paddling and cycling. She is passionate about creating ideas and helping companies to grow as a project manager here at Funding Connection.

Wade Osborne has an MBA in Economics and taught 2 years English in South Korea.

Mark Peddle is our Funding Expert in the Johannesburg Office. He is an Accountant by profession with over 17 year’s downstream Oil Industry experience in Southern Africa. He has extensive experience in Mining, Oil and Gas related industries and held various Senior management roles within Total SA, among others, heading up Financial Control, Internal Audit, Procurement and Human Resources Administration.

Shannon Beukes, Business Development Manager – She is your first contact and will evaluate if and how we can assist you.

Ben Mayo is our Funding Expert in our Satellite Office in Cape Town, he is a qualified accountant and an experienced businessman. He is passionate about helping entrepreneurs to develop professional business plans and raise funding for them.

Belinda Vabaza is our Funding Expert in Port Elizabeth, she worked before at the ECDC and is an experienced consultant able to advise and guide you.

Funding Connection is proud of its customer care service and its long-term relationship with its clients. Please have a look at their success stories.

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