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About Us

As the UK’s premier independent asset finance specialist, we add value to give our customers the ability to succeed.

About Us

Praetura Asset Finance, a privately owned company, was launched on January 6th 2014 in response to the inability of the banks and other funders to assist the SME marketplace with its cashflow needs. Three Directors manage it: Mike Hartley – MD, Daryl Johnson – Company Secretary, and Mike Dalzell – Credit Director. With over 60 years of experience between them they are ideally placed to meets the needs of their brokers and  customers.

Our Goal

Our aim is to help businesses thrive via the products we offer to SMEs across various industry sectors – including construction and plant, engineering, printing, transport, waste and recycling, and agriculture. We get to know a business and we match its goals and ambitions to the practical requirements of affordability.

Our 5 Value Pillars

1. Brilliant team working
  • Understanding our role and the roles of others
  • Taking ownership and performing to the best of our ability
  • Respect for all
  • Integrate with our introducer’s teams
2. Customer focused/excellence
  • We listen to our customers and provide innovative, flexible solutions
  • We exceed expectations
  • We always treat our customers fairly, developing relationships that last a lifetime
  • We take responsibility and never make a promise we can’t/won’t deliver on
3. Trusted and admired
  • Brokers trust us to deal directly with their clients and act with integrity, enhancing our mutual relationships
  • We meet or exceed expectations which has helped with our reputation
  • We understand customers needs, structuring proposals to meet their cash flow requirements
  • We provide excellent customer service at all times
  • Customer referrals provide the best endorsement of our values
4. Positive attitude
  • Praise is given when it’s due
  • We respect one another
  • Commitment to “moon landing”/”who we are”
  • We embrace change positively
  • We have a “Can do”/“Will do” attitude… at all times
5. Creative thinking/problem solving
  • We’re not afraid to question/challenge to improve self/company
  • We always look for a positive solution as every contact is a potential customer
  • We have a “deal doing” mentality because we think outside the box
  • We go the extra mile to maximise success at all times
  • We utilise diversity, product range and experience to provide solutions

Our Promise

Praetura Asset Finance customers are financially protected throughout the purchasing process, whether the assets are workshop installations, printing presses, commercial haulage vehicles, tractors and more; or for business expansion, management buy-ins, management buy-outs, for cash flow, and more.

“It is extremely rare to find an asset finance company which displays such customer focused service, both totally professional but at the same time bespoke to the client’s needs.”

- Martin Smith

One Stop Energy Ltd

Contact Us

If you would like to speak with us, then you can get in touch via our contact page.


Our Management page contains more information about the managing directors of Praetura Asset Finance.


If you would like to speak with us, then you can get in touch via our contact page.