To support the next phase of the business’s growth, Praetura Asset Finance are delighted to announce that Daryl Johnson is the company’s new technical and development director and their former operations manager, Samantha Andersen, has been promoted to head of operations.



Praetura Asset Finance was the first truly independent funder to enter the asset finance market in 15 years, when it was established just three and a half years ago. Since then, their client-focused and flexible approach to lending has seen the business grow rapidly. These two new appointments herald the next phase of the company’s ambitious growth plans.

Mike Hartley, managing director at Praetura Asset Finance said:

“Once again, these are exciting times for us here at Praetura! We will never rest on our laurels and are always looking for ways to improve and progress.

“We are in a fortunate position to have built a team at Praetura with a wealth of knowledge and expertise. Being able to specifically draw on Daryl’s strategic and technical skills is intrinsic to progressing our business’s development and growth.

“Consequently, Samantha will be taking on more responsibility within the operational side of the business, which her new role reflects”.

Daryl also commented: “I am very proud of everything we have achieved to date at Praetura and am very much looking forward to the challenge of playing an integral part in building something even more significant”.

MD Mike Hartley concluded: “Whilst more and more businesses are benefiting from the options that asset finance can make possible, there are many others that still aren’t aware, or think if one bank or lender says no, then there are no other alternatives.

“This has to change! Praetura aim to be at the very forefront of driving awareness and promoting the added value that the alternative finance sector can offer, to the SMEs that form the very backbone of this country’s industry”.


Anyone wanting to find out more about the solutions asset finance can offer to businesses, can speak to the experts at Praetura Asset Finance by calling 0333 323 7800 or visiting