About us

The Practice Loan Company PLC

The Practice Loan Company PLC, established over 25 years ago, arrange unsecured loans for you and your practice.

In our many years of business we have developed strong relationships with financial lenders to ensure that we can offer bespoke and tailored funding that helps support and grow your practice.

Meet The Team

Paul Ward

Paul has spent more than fifteen years in finance, working for blue chip firms like Lloyds TSB as part of their forex investment team and respected companies such as Punch Taverns, Shire Business Group and Sun Finance. He is a Director of The Practice Loan Company plc. In addition to his own client base, Paul is responsible for the sales team and liaising with the external lending panel, addressing new lending products and on-boarding of new funders.

When he’s not working, Paul plays in the Derbyshire Cricket League as part of his local village’s team, and he is a dedicated walker. In his spare time Paul is studying Fine Art at OCA.

Sarah Preston

Sarah has worked for the company for 18 months after previously working in sales and marketing for the past 10 years. Sarah is responsible for driving the company brand forward through marketing and SEO.

She enjoys spending long weekends away, going to concerts, eating and drinking.

Also enjoys keeping un-fit.

Susan Ward

After gaining a BA (Hons) degree in French and spending time in Quebec, Canada, Susan taught Modern Foreign Languages for 15 years in various locations including the UK and Washington DC. She now works for the Practice Loan Company PLC as Compliance Officer, overseeing internal processes.

In her spare time, she enjoys dancing and a variety of crafts, including attending courses at the Royal School of Needlework in Hampton Court Palace.

Amy Preston

Amy joined PLC recently coming from a sales and marketing background. A key member of the growing direct sales team, Amy has been an integral part of the increased new client portfolio.

She loves networking and outside of work enjoys spending time with her cat, Oscar and has a passion for special effects makeup. 

Jac Deacon

Recently started a career in the world of sales with The Practice Loan Company. In his spare time he’s a bit of a television binge watcher, and when not doing that you’ll more than likely find him in the gym.

Chris Carmichael

Since leaving the army in 2009 after fourteen years, Chris has been working in financial services including a number of major financial institutions. His past work includes customer facing roles as an External Sales Manager and a Financial Consultant. Chris is a founding Director of The Practice Loan Company plc, providing ample opportunity to put his great knowledge of the markets to full use. In his free time, Chris is an avid climber and spends time with his son enjoying their shared interest in rugby.

Ross McDermott

Coming straight from university after graduating in Architecture, Ross has been with the company for 3 years.

Learning all there is to know about unsecured lending to the professions sector (including architecture practices!) he has progressed to senior account manager where he looks after his own burgeoning client portfolio. Outside of work his passion is for travelling.

Miriam Ardill

Miriam has worked in field and telephone sales for a number of years. Since joining The Practice Loan Company, Miriam has used this valuable experience in her direct sales role.

She enjoy holidays and weekends away and loves keeping fit, shopping and has a love of animals!!

Clare Hodgkiss

Clare has worked in sales for a number of years and is another significant addition to the direct sales team, quickly gaining an understanding of the professions sector and finance products relevant to this area.

Her passions include running, going to the gym and shopping. She also has two French bulldogs who take up all her free time.

Loans for Practice Professionals

Loans for Practices

Unsecured loans for practices and professional businesses

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VAT and Tax Funding

VAT and Tax Funding

Spread the costs of your VAT bill or tax liability with VAT and tax funding

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Equipment Finance

Equipment Finance

Take advantage of the latest technology whilst spreading the costs

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