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Meet The Team

Matt Franklin Matt Franklin Director
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Matt Franklin

Matt Franklin Director

Matt has been part of the Russell Scanlan furniture since 2004 when he first joined as an Account Handler, learning the ropes as a junior member of the commercial team. Throughout his time with the business, Matt has dealt with the face-to-face requirements for a wide variety of clients and is responsible for several significant client acquisitions. Appointed as Director in 2021, Matt is now involved with the general running of the business whilst looking after his portfolio of clients. As a keen runner, he has pounded the streets of a number of European capitals and venues, running marathons and other distance events.

Steve Wright Claims Director
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Steve Wright Claims Director

Steve first joined Russell Scanlan in 2014, dealing with all types of claims across the full client portfolio before being appointed as Claims Director in 2021. NEBOSH qualified, Steve also oversees the firm’s HR Department and can offer extensive advice in relation to Health & Safety matters. When he’s not kept busy by his daughters, Steve can be found on a golf course fuelling his love for the sport.

Simon Winiarski Simon Winiarski Director
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Simon Winiarski

Simon Winiarski Director

Simon joined Russell Scanlan in 2008 and appointed as Director of the business in 2013. Another of the firm’s keen sports fans (Nottingham Forest), much of Simon’s spare time is taken managing a junior football team. He was also significantly responsible for the growing trend of facial hair in the office being the first of a number who decided to grow a beard!

Mike Dickinson Mike Dickinson Sales & Marketing Director
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Mike Dickinson

Mike Dickinson Sales & Marketing Director

Mike, alongside managing his own client portfolio, drives the business development programme for the firm. Joining Russell Scanlan in 1999, Mike became a Director in 2005 and was part of the team that carried out the successful MBO in 2007. A keen follower and participant of all sports, Mike has also played a key role in the development of Russell Scanlan’s specialist brewery and distillery insurance service, Masterbrew, and as a result has become the resident expert on all things craft beer.

Bryan Banbury Bryan Banbury Managing Director
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Bryan Banbury

Bryan Banbury Managing Director

Bryan joined Russell Scanlan in 1988 as an Account Handler for our commercial clients before working his way up through the business becoming a Director in 2001 and becoming Managing Director in 2007 after leading a successful MBO. Bryan is also a Director of UNA, the alliance of independent insurance brokers, of which Russell Scanlan is an active member. A lifelong Manchester City fan (before they became uber-rich!), Bryan loves a wide variety of sports and is still trying to hold onto a single figure golf handicap, currently 8.

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COVID-19

Coronavirus Update

Russell Scanlan is now planning a phased return to office working in the short term (from 17th May) with a balance of office based and remote working in the long term (from 21st June).

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