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Meet the Team

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At the beating heart of The Loan Partnership you will find our incredible team of people. Combining decades of financial experience, dedication, passion and customer service, we couldn’t be prouder of the TLP team.

Leading the charge

Our Leadership

Responsible for keeping our team motivated and our clients happy, meet the TLP leadership:

John Webb The Loan Partnership

John Webb


A forward thinking, dynamic business leader when it comes to developing financial start-ups, director John founded The Loan Partnership back in 2013. 

Having developed acute market knowledge across the financial sector from working as a CeMAP qualified financial adviser, John pioneered the growth of secured loan brokerage, Dial 4 A Loan. Having successfully developed the business over nearly two decades, growing the team from a small cohort to an over two hundred strong staff, the business was acquired by Cattles in 2003.

Ever looking for new opportunities to thrive, John went on to found TLP in 2013 and has since nurtured it to the powerhouse of expertise that it is known for today. It is under his leadership and vision for exemplary service that the company has grown to be an award-winning team of financial professionals that support both borrowers and fellow brokerages to succeed.

Joe Defries

Managing Director
Having amassed nearly two decades in the financial and sales sectors, Joe’s impressive history of developing high performing businesses brought him to TLP in 2016 as operations manager. Bringing with him an impressive background in negotiation, business planning, operations management, sales, and e-commerce having supported several major UK brands.

Having previously honed and finely tuned his leadership skills in previous roles such as head of sales at and head of B2B telesales at tech giant Just-Eat, Joe has a natural aptitude for strategic thinking and business development, which has proved invaluable to TLP as the company has grown exponentially over the last few years. Fully CeMAP qualified, Joe was promoted to operations director in 2021 and subsequently  stepped up to the role of managing director in 2022. Joe is now responsible for all aspects of the business and supporting the team to deliver the best possible service to our clients.
Joe Defries The Loan Partnership
Sarah Gaffney The Loan Partnership

Sarah Gaffney

Director of Operations

Originally joining the TLP team in 2018 as head of bridging and commercial finance, CeMAP qualified operations manager Sarah has proven to be a linchpin to TLP’s success. 

Her outstanding communication and negotiation skills, combined with her extensive experience of working in the finance and FMCG industry, make her the ideal manager to develop and motivate the TLP  team.

Having previously worked as operations manager for global tech brand Just Eat as well as serving many years within financial brands such as First National Bank, GE and Link Lending, Sarah is no stranger to dealing with complex financial transactions and pressurised deadlines. 

Taking it all in her stride and with a smile on her face, Sarah was promoted to operations manager in 2021 and has recently taken over the day-to-day operational running of the business as director of operations.

Graham Bush

Head of Secured Lending

Prior to joining TLP in 2017, Graham had garnered over 15 years of experience in the financial sector having worked for several national brands including specialist lender Central Trust and second charge brokerage The Loans Engine.

CeMAP qualified and bringing a wealth of industry knowledge in both second charge mortgages and the debt management arena, combined with his natural flair for managing teams, Graham originally joined the firm as team leader to our second charge mortgage advisors. Instilling a client focussed ethos and empowering the team to deliver, Graham was promoted to head of secured lending in 2023.

Graham Bush The Loan Partnership
Katie Flint The Loan Partnership

Katie Flint


After working as an underwriter for GE for many years and with a keen eye for detail, Katie joined the TLP team in 2015 to provide an additional layer of administrative support and criteria expertise. 

Due to Katie’s dedication and clear talent for all areas of documentation, compliance and criteria, Katie was deservedly promoted to the role of compliance manager. 

Now holding an advanced certificate in compliance and a diploma in governance, risk and compliance, as well as being CeMAP qualified, Katie was further promoted to head of compliance, a role that sees her overseeing and supporting our diligent compliance officers as well as ensuring the team deliver the highest quality service in all we do. 

Expertise, Expertise, Expertise

Our Advisors & Packagers

On a mission to help one and all find the right finance for their needs, meet our team of passionate experts.

Frances Harvey The Loan Partnership

Frances Harvey

Second Charge Team Leader
Nikhil Gola The Loan Partnership

Nikhil Gola

Second Charge Team leader
Rob Pavey The Loan Partnership

Rob Pavey

Packaging Team Leader
Emma Rowley The Loan Partnership

Emma Rowley

Dan Venning The Loan Partnership

Dan Venning

Senior Advisor
Nicola Hughff The Loan Partnership

Nicola Hughff

Devon Kears The Loan Partnership

Devon Kears

Charlie Solomons The Loan Partnership

Charlie Solomons

Kurt Thomas The Loan Partnership

Kurt Thomas

Wahid Hussain The Loan Partnership

Wahid Hussain

The Loan Partnership Carol Hickey

Carol Hickey

The Loan Partnership Simon Walsh

Simon Walsh

The Loan Partnership Charleigh Wooddeson​

Charleigh Wooddeson​

Russ Davies The Loan Partnership

Russ Davis

Nimal Shah The Loan Partnership

Nimal Shah

Bridging Advisor
Account managers and packagers at The Loan Partnership

Claire Voss

Customer Account Manager

Leanne Milner


Brooke Lloyd-Hennie

Customer Account Manager

Steve Hancock


Martin Woolhead

3rd Party

Amanda Jones


Tom Lee

Seamless Service


Empowering our team to deliver the high quality service that we have become known for, meet our diligent compliance team:

Emma Johnson The Loan Partnership

Emma Johnson

Senior compliance Officer
Andy Childs The Loan Partnership

Andy Childs

Compliance Officer

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