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Russell Bence

27th November 2019

This month our latest team member, Russell Bence, takes to the hot seat. Russell joined us recently as Commercial Director.

In a short sentence, tell us what you do in your current role? 

Only a few weeks into the job it’s an exciting time to join Blink IS as they enter their 10th year of trading. My role is to work with Richard, Carol, Zoe and Steve to deliver new products, relationships and become involved in our key partnerships.

Did you choose the insurance profession or did it choose you?

Like most people I fell into insurance, I started at Swinton Insurance as an office junior at 16 years old, straight from school.... this seems like a lifetime ago!

I’ve never left the industry and it’s been great for me. I have met some amazing people and made some great friends.

What is something that people are obsessed with but you just don’t get?

The Kardashians.... I just don’t get it!

What is your biggest frustration with modern technology?

Mobile phones... why with modern tech can I still not have a hands-free conversation on the motorway for more than 10 minutes without my signal going! Will they ever fix this?

What do you do when you’re not working? 

Is this where I should talk about going to the gym? On a serious note, I do try and do a little exercise each week, I like to eat out and socialise. I also enjoy a night in watching Netflix.... anything Zombie or sci-fi related is good for me.

What was the last book you read or movie/box set you watched?

I’m not really into books. I do enjoy movies and have just finished the Dusk til Dawn series on Netflix.

Who’s your go-to band or artist when you can’t decide what music to listen to?

My music taste is quite varied, when I’m in the car I am usually tuned into Heart 90s... they play some bangers!

Past or present, which five guests would you invite to your dream dinner party? 

  • Sascha Baron Cohen
  • George Lucas
  • Margot Robbie
  • Tyson Fury
  • Stacey Dooley

You can probably work out why!

What is on your bucket list? 

I don’t really have a bucket list, I’ve been very fortunate and achieved many of my personal goals in life.

If you really need an answer I would like to see the Great Barrier Reef, or fulfil my life ambition and become a zoo keeper!

Finally, why should brokers consider using Blink IS?

Why wouldn’t you? One of the team visits your offices, talks to you about where you have gaps or issues with your current panel of markets and brings to life some of the great commercial and personal insurance products and services we can provide access to some of which are unique and exclusive to us?

They then continue to work with you, we are a relationship-led business and are committed to making UK brokers thrive and help you compete, what is not to like?

Why not touch base with your Blink IS Business Development Manager for a review on the broad range of personal and commercial insurance products and facilities we can provide access to? Click here for more information.

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