Our Team

About Our Team

Here is the team of Tackle Finance Directors who cover the South of England.

Meet the Tackle Team


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Ian Stanford - Honiton, Devon

Ian Stanford

Ian Stanford

2 Pellew Cottages, Upottery, Honiton, Devon, EX14 9PL

 01404 861534

 07966 114185


Ian was born & raised in the rural environment of New Zealand. He worked for the ANZ Bank, a major agricultural funder, for six years before embarking on the big ‘overseas experience’. He travelled and worked around the world for five years, three of which for major banks in City of London. Ian began working for Humberclyde Finance in 1992 as a South West Area Manager, until going broking on his own in 1999.

Ian is the Treating Customers Fairly Manager within Tackle Finance.

Ken Parratt - Dorchester, Dorset

Ken Parratt

Ken Parratt

Cairn House, 49 Chalky Road, Broadmayne, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8PJ

 01305 852225

 07778 339016


Ken worked for twelve years in the dairy business with Alfa Laval Limited as a salesman and running a depot until milk quotas came in in the 80s. He then spent seven years with Barclays Mercantile Highland Finance – t/a Highland Leasing as an Area Manager for Dorset and the South West. Ken went self-employed as a Finance Broker in 1993 and was an authorised agent for ING Lease (UK) Limited in Dorset.

Ken is Tackle Finance’s Complaints Officer.

Luke Parratt - Dorchester, Dorset

 Luke Parratt

Luke Parratt

Cairn House, 49 Chalky Road, Broadmayne, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8PJ

 01305 852225

 07909 961747


Luke began working fulltime within the family finance brokerage after finishing university in 2009 with a Business Management degree. He has gained knowledge of the asset finance world working alongside Ken, Ian and Eve for the last five years.

Luke is the Money Laundering Reporting Officer for Tackle Finance.

Julian Frost - Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Julian Frost

Julian Frost

UK Asset Finance (a trading style of Tackle Finance Limited)

Park Farm, Hundred Acre Lane, Wivelsfield Green, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 7RU

 01273 891000

 07725 951368


Julian was employed for 12 years as the Barons BMW Group Business Manager, agent for BMW Financial Services, arranging finance & insurance for cars and commercial vehicles to private individuals and businesses. In 2010, he left employment to set up UKA Finance LLP; an independent asset finance brokerage providing funding for cars, commercial vehicles, plant & machinery and general equipment.

Jeff Hamblen - Fareham, Hampshire

Jeff Hamblen

Jeff Hamblen

19 Victory Road, Stubbington, Fareham, Hampshire, PO14 2SE

 01329 510230

 07831 559392


Jeff is a farmers Son, first employed to sell New Holland and then Case Tractors. He spent one year with NFU Mutual Finance before moving to ING Lease where he was employed for eight years before going out on his own as a Broker in January of 2003.

Steve Hunt - Totnes, Devon

 Steve Hunt

Steve Hunt

Stephen James Hunt Finance (a trading style of Tackle Finance Limited)

2 Green Close, Cornworthy, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 7HW

 01803 732499

 07799 787939


Steve started his finance career with Barclays Mercantile Highland Finance in 1995 as Area Manager for South Devon and Cornwall before being invited to join John Deere Credit in 1997 where he was Area Manager for the company’s business in Devon and Cornwall, and eventually Somerset and Dorset as well. After a short spell looking after the same area for Ago Finance from 2006 to 2008, he went self employed and started his own broking business in March 2008 which he runs with his wife, Heather.

Eve Parratt & Jan Parratt - Dorchester, Dorset

Eve ParrattJan Parratt

Eve Parratt and Jan Parratt

Cairn House, 49 Chalky Road, Broadmayne, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8PJ

 01305 852225


Eve joined Tackle Finance Limited in July 2004 after leaving university to initially assist Ken and Ian with the ever-expanding amount of administration required within running an asset finance brokerage. Ten years later, her role has evolved greatly to include coordinating the proposals and deals from our colleagues within Tackle Finance, office management.

Eve is Tackle Finance’s Compliance Officer and Office Manager

Jan Parratt has run the back office of Tackle Finance since it’s formation, handling the VAT, accounts and banking side of things. Previous to this she assisted Ken with the administration of his finance brokerage.