Peter Critchley, Garden Vets at Keele, Staffordshire

Feb 24

“It has been incredible to work with Keith Dickinson and his team, who have helped us raise significant funding for the Garden Vets programme. Without their help this would have been significantly more difficult and we just want to thank Keith for the work he has put into this.”

Alvaro McIntosh, Lomond Veterinary Clinic, Helensburgh

Jan 24

“Shire Insurance & Finance Brokers recently assisted us in the process of sourcing, applying and securing funds to purchase a clinic. Graham Scott was appointed as our contact for the whole process. He was an absolute superstar. Was very patient with all the questions we had, always available and extremely knowledgeable on all the aspects involved. Dealing with such an important process with large numbers involved under all normal circumstances could and can be very daunting however having Graham in our corner made a world of difference, couldn't recommend him enough and I will always keep Shire in mind for any future finance queries”.

Luke Ainsworth, My Visit Vet, Manchester

Jan 24

“When I was in the early stages of setting up my practice, Keith and Graham from Shire were really vital to me. They not only helped me organise finance for the business but also introduced me to many figures within the veterinary business sector who helped advise me along the way to building my business. Getting the finance was easier than I expected and I would happily recommend Keith, Graham and Shire."

Alex Hirst, River Veterinary Care, Ponteland

May 23

“We have had a lot of positive feedback which is great! Thank you very much for the well wishes, we open end of May, we couldn’t have done it without your help. Of course let me know when you are in the area, pop in and look around!"

Vicki Farbon MA VetMB GP Cert (SAM) PgC SADI MRCVS Scott Veterinary Clinic, Bedford

April 23

“Graham has been a fountain of knowledge and experience to help us navigate through one of our director’s retiring. His previous knowledge of the bank sector and his network was not only invaluable but instrumental in completing in a timely fashion with a positive outcome for all involved.

Thank you Shire”

Greg Elliot, Live Well Vets, South Wales

Feb 23

"I can fully recommend Keith Dickinson and his team at Shire who were incredibly supportive and helpful to me as I was setting up my new veterinary practice.

Arranging the money was a difficult process, but they were able to deliver just when it mattered."

Laura Waring, Teme Vets, Ludlow

Feb 23

"Our dealings with Shire and Graham started right at the beginning of our journey towards buying the practice we were working at. From the outset Graham provided timely and wise advice. We were very much in the dark about how things would progress and how the process would work, but we were guided at each stage. The process was far from straight forward with various setbacks and hurdles along the way. Each time Graham was the calm voice of reason and helped us to find a solution.

We wouldn't have got the deal across the line had it not been for Grahams help and advice, our dealings with him were always a pleasure. We cannot thank Graham enough for all of his assistance along the way. I would not hesitate to recommend Graham and Shire to anyone looking to buy a veterinary practice or to source funding when starting out."

Charlie Greenwood, Alverley Village Vets, Bridgenorth 

Oct 22

"My business partner and I could not thank Graham at Shire Insurance enough for all his help, support and encouragement. Before we had any help from Shire we really did not have a clue where to start. He has helped us through every step of the process and we really did feel like we could contact him at any time of day. He would always reply quicker than expected and we could not have asked for any more. We really do not think we would be where we are now without his help. Following our success, everyone that we have had the pleasure of dealing with at Shire has been extremely helpful and supportive and we have truly felt looked after."

James Parton BVSc MRCVS, Teme Veterinary Practice LLP

Mar 22

“We used Shire Insurance to acquire funding for an independent takeover of our small animal veterinary practice. Graham was fantastic and went above and beyond the call of duty to secure us a great deal as well as providing much needed advice and gentle guidance to navigate us through unfamiliar waters. Highly recommend to anyone in a similar position.”

Ian Jobson BVM&S MRCVS - Rochford Veterinary Ltd, Rochford

Dec 21

“My grateful thanks for your own input Graham and help to us in organising this refinance which I suspect has been one of the longer ones undertaken by yourself.”

Tim Harrison - Harrison Family Vets, Reading

Dec 21

“I have dealt with Keith Dickinson for over 20 years in the veterinary industry and I have come to trust his sector knowledge on all things insurance and finance. Not only are he and his staff at the centre of things they are discreet and reliable. I would recommend them to anyone.”

Harriet Baxter MRCVS

Sept 21

“I would definitely recommend Graham’s services. He helped me sort financing for a business acquisition where I was unable to secure high street financing. It was not a straight forward transaction, but Graham was extremely patient and with his help we had a very successful outcome”

Iain Russell MRCVS - The Crossings Veterinary Centre, Norfolk

Sept 21

“I used Graham as my advisor for the finance required to buy out my partner in our veterinary practice.
He was an absolute star. Helpful, professional, diligent and knowledgeable are just a few of the adjectives I would use.
It is fair to say form filling and finding information are not my number one pursuits, but Graham was a master of gentle cajoling to move the process forward. He found me a competitive and suitable finance solution
and was an excellent intermediary with the banks. I had confidence from our first conversation that my aims could be achieved. Highly recommended.”


Sept 21

“Graham Scott’s involvement was critical in progressing the share purchase I made. Given the lack of flexibility from my own bank and limited advice from non-specialist advisors it was a relief to be dealing with a company who fully understood the business I was in, took time to understand my own requirements and then did a really efficient job in finding the loan arrangement which was a near perfect fit. At every stage I felt informed and supported, appreciating the thoughtful and professional way the task was undertaken and successfully completed.”

John Bower MRCVS MBE

“Keith Dickinson has supported the veterinary profession for many years and I would wholeheartedly recommend him and his team for anything concerning finance and insurance.”

Simon Wilson BVSC MRCVS – Cain Vets 

“The help I received from Graham and Keith was most useful in enabling me to finance my purchase despite a complicated lending environment. They made themselves available to negotiate problems as they arose and their depth of knowledge was a great reassurance.”

Gary Kelly BVM&S MRCVS – Warren House Veterinary Centre Ltd. 

“Our practice just recently had to find finance to purchase the shares of an outgoing Director/Shareholder. This was impossible for myself and the remaining Directors in the business to do at the time and we all faced a very difficult dilemma. Fortunately, we contacted Keith Dickinson at Shire who, along with his incredibly helpful staff, guided us to a solution. He looked at our Business and the problem that was before us in great detail. After considering the options he introduced us to the right people and guided us to a solution that benefitted both our business and the outgoing Director. Almost a year on I can’t thank Keith, the staff at Shire enough for the excellent service and expertise they provided our business.  I would happily recommend them to anyone.”