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Russell Scanlan Announces New Managing Director & Leadership of new Midlands Hub

Russell Scanlan Announces New Managing Director & Leadership of new Midlands Hub

Mike Dickinson has been appointed Managing Director of Russell Scanlan – the highly regarded Chartered insurance broker and risk management firm that has been based in Nottingham since 1881.

Mike has been with the business since 1999 and most recently held the position of Sales & Marketing Director, responsible for driving the business development programme for the firm.

Russell Scanlan has also announced that its parent company, Acrisure UK Retail Ltd, has established its Midlands regional platform. As well as his new role within Russell Scanlan, Mike will become Managing Partner, Acrisure Midlands, a role which will see him assume overall responsibility for Acrisure’s growth in the region.  

Bryan Banbury, who is stepping down as Managing Director at Russell Scanlan will remain as  Chairman to focus on client servicing and mentoring across the business:

“The business is experiencing a huge period of growth which, coupled with our partnership with Acrisure UK and recent acquisition of BLG (Buildings & Land Guarantees) Ltd, means that this is the most opportune time for me to step down to allow for the firm to continue to develop and evolve with this new structure in place.”

Bryan joined Russell Scanlan in 1988 as an Account Handler, becoming Managing Director in 2007 after leading a successful MBO.

“Mike has been absolutely instrumental in the success of Russell Scanlan and heavily involved in the collaboration with new partners – he has been a huge asset to the business and will be an inspirational Managing Director. This is such an exciting time for the firm and I am incredibly pleased to still play a part in that journey.”

Mike Dickinson commented:

“This is a particularly proud moment for me. After 25 years at the business and now to take on the role of Managing Director is a huge privilege and also a challenge to build on Bryan’s legacy. Russell Scanlan is just starting on a new era of growth - developing closer working arrangements with Acrisure UK as part of its nationwide retail insurance offering and working alongside new acquisitions on their development plans.”

Mark Mcilquham, President of Acrisure UK Retail, commented:

“First and foremost, I want to thank Bryan for his exceptional leadership over such a sustained period of time. He is a phenomenal leader and an even better person. When Bryan informed me of his intentions, it was obvious that Mike was the right person to fill Bryan’s very large shoes. Acrisure is building something very special in the UK and Russell Scanlan will continue to play a pivotal role in our exciting journey.”

Russell Scanlan is widely recognised in the insurance sector for its reputation for quality and client service. The firm offers bespoke insurance solutions for businesses across multiple sectors and for all sizes – from start ups to global enterprises. The business holds chartered status from the Chartered Insurance Institute - one of only a handful of brokers in the East Midlands. This year, Russell Scanlan acquired Leicester-based specialist firm Building & Land Guarantees Ltd (BLG). Through the acquisition, BLG will also now become part of Acrisure, the global fintech leader which provides a range of products including insurance, reinsurance and cyber services. 

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