Nottingham based insurance broker, Russell Scanlan, is extending its senior team with two promotions following a year of change, development and expansion.
The long-established firm, which is based in Wellington Circus in Nottingham City Centre, has promoted Steve Wright to Claims Director and Matt Franklin to Director. Both experienced professionals with many years’ experience within the Russell Scanlan team.
The pair now join the senior team alongside Managing Director, Bryan Banbury, Director Simon Winiarski and Sales and Marketing Director, Mike Dickinson, to help drive the business forward.
Matt first joined Russell Scanlan in 2004 as an Account Handler, learning the ropes as a junior member of the commercial team. He soon found himself climbing the ranks within the business, taking responsibility for a wide book of clients. In his new role, Matt will be involved with the general running of the business, while continuing to look after clients.
Matt said: “I’m really proud to have been asked to be a director and to start a new and exciting challenge. I have been part of the Russell Scanlan team for 16 years now, over this time I have built strong relationships with clients which has been incredibly rewarding. I’m looking forward to the new role and responsibilities, while maintaining the client facing aspect as an Account Executive. Despite the challenges faced over the last year the business and team have performed well. I look forward to being part of the future success of Russell Scanlan.”
Steve first joined Russell Scanlan in 2014, introducing the role of Claims Function, before taking on the responsibility of Claims Manager. In his new Director’s role, Steve will retain responsibility for insurance claims while broadening his remit to oversee the HR and Health & Safety department.
He said: “I am extremely pleased to have been given the opportunity to join the senior team and feel honoured to be following in the footsteps of the late Andy Jenkins. It has been a challenging time over the past year, like most businesses we have felt the pressure, yet we have pulled together as a team and I’m proud of the outcomes we have achieved for our clients. I look forward to continuing to provide this support to clients while contributing to the growth of the business in my new role.”
Sales and Marketing Director, Mike Dickinson adds: “We’re thrilled to announce the promotions of both Matt and Steve and welcome them as directors. Both have years of experience within the business and across the industry, so their knowledge will be invaluable in supporting both the continued growth of our client portfolio and the business itself.
“It has been an incredibly strange year for everyone, with remote working and the absence largely of being able to meet with clients, it has been a challenge. Nonetheless, I am incredibly proud of what the entire team has achieved, and these two new promotions are testament to Russell Scanlan’s success.”
Russell Scanlan has been based in Nottingham since its foundation in 1881 and has a reputation to match its longevity and is highly regarded in the insurance sector. The firm also holds chartered status, one of only a handful of brokers in the East Midlands to do so.
For more information, visit www.russellscanlan.com or get in touch by calling 0115 947 0032.