Experts Without the Ego

Meet the Team

Knowledge is power, but so is trust, warmth and honesty. With BANC, you’ll get all four in spades, with plenty of experience thrown in for good measure.

With You Every Step of the Way

We’re all about working in true partnership with our clients. Alongside our expertise, we’ll get to know you and your brand inside out. So while we’re serious about your business, we’ll keep things friendly and down to earth.

Say hello to the team who’ll put your goals within reach – whatever those might be.

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Rita Sofiane
CRM AND EMAIL SPECIALIST
Rita Sofiane
CRM AND EMAIL SPECIALIST

Hailing from Morocco, trilingual Rita loves nothing more than live music and her dog Parker. Having won everyone’s hearts with his office visits, we can see why.

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Rachel Buck
OPERATIONS MANAGER
Rachel Buck
OPERATIONS MANAGER

BANC’s unofficial “director of vibes”, Rach is responsible for making sure we play hard too - and still finds the time to settle debts.

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Oliver Urwin
SENIOR COPYWRITER
Oliver Urwin
SENIOR COPYWRITER

Bothering the neighbours with his drums, bashing out top copy for our clients, Oliver’s icy exterior belies the man’s true passion: taking care of his houseplants.

Oliver Sewell
WEB DEVELOPER
Oliver Sewell
WEB DEVELOPER

UFO enthusiast, abstract artist, and animal lover - Web Developer Oliver might just be BANC's most well-rounded individual.

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Niki Lau
CREATIVE LEAD
Niki Lau
CREATIVE LEAD

Petrolhead Niki’s past life designing cars and living in Turin wasn’t extravagant enough. So now he calls West Didsbury home and works in Stretford.

Nicolas Mahler
SENIOR DEVELOPER
Nicolas Mahler
SENIOR DEVELOPER

A riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside a developer, Nico’s earned comparisons to the likes of Pedro Pascal and Jason Segel. His web dev skills are A-list worthy, too!

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Neil Dring
ACCOUNT DIRECTOR
Neil Dring
ACCOUNT DIRECTOR

Part cycling fanatic, part account management extraordinaire, all Scouser. Walking Carhartt ad Neil does his bit for the cool dad quotient, with a touch of cheeky wit as well.

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Neil Birchall
COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR
Neil Birchall
COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR

The cool dad by which all cool dads are measured, Neil’s easy-going charm, and equally charming doggo Mac, light up everyone’s day. He’s ace.

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Nathan Bretherton
SEO EXECUTIVE
Nathan Bretherton
SEO EXECUTIVE

Wigan born and bred, a passion for rugby courses through Nathan’s veins. The only other things that come close: meta tags, canonicals and a well-optimised web page.

Megan
Megan McAnee
SENIOR PAID MEDIA EXECUTIVE
Megan McAnee
SENIOR PAID MEDIA EXECUTIVE

After spending time living and working in Korea. Megan's back in Manchester - and she's brought her paid prowess with her too!

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Matt Hampson
CMS DEVELOPER
Matt Hampson
CMS DEVELOPER

Making a splash at Olympic swimming trials in his younger years, philosophy-loving Matt now brings a cool, calm to the Dev team. BANC’s most zen employee.

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Mathieu Muller
LEAD ENGINEER
Mathieu Muller
LEAD ENGINEER

Bringing French finesse to the creation of our client websites, Matty’s 20 years of experience make him a worthy leader of the web development team.

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Martin Cozens
MANAGING DIRECTOR
Martin Cozens
MANAGING DIRECTOR

“Golf, film, literature, food” read Martin’s interests. A snapshot of sophistication that’s only slightly offset by his appearance as a fake husband on the Dale Winton-hosted show The Other Half.

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Leanne Kearey
HR & ADMINISTRATION DIRECTOR
Leanne Kearey
HR & ADMINISTRATION DIRECTOR

Gracing Manchester’s galleries with her own masterpieces, Leanne’s arty side is matched only by her skills at making BANC an ace place for us to work.

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Lauren Regan
ORGANIC SEARCH STRATEGIST
Lauren Regan
ORGANIC SEARCH STRATEGIST

Content strategies fear her, beaches love her, Lauren’s jet-set lifestyle sends BANC’s glam levels sky high. Her dog Ringo’s a cutie too.

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Laura Reddington
COPYWRITER
Laura Reddington
COPYWRITER

1/3 of our North East contingent, Mackem Laura makes light work of copy briefs, bringing words to life with her quiet confidence. Low key our most stylish, too.

Katie Rossington
CONTENT & DIGITAL PR EXECUTIVE
Katie Rossington
CONTENT & DIGITAL PR EXECUTIVE

Part of BANC’s youth wing, Katie’s made some proper progress within the industry so far. Rumours that she celebrated with a tattoo in Gran Canaria are unconfirmed.

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Kate Woods
HEAD OF DIGITAL
Kate Woods
HEAD OF DIGITAL

Originally setting her sights on a job in Nuclear Physics, Kate of course landed in the world of marketing instead. Re-joining us in 2022, she’s back and bossing it now.

Jonathan Tuplin
COPYWRITER
Jonathan Tuplin
COPYWRITER

Routinely voted BANC’s Best Dressed, JT’s steely, Goldblum-esque stature is more than a match for any complex copy briefs that come his way.

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Jonathan Branney
STRATEGY DIRECTOR
Jonathan Branney
STRATEGY DIRECTOR

The 27th great-grandson of William the Conqueror, JB’s resume may lack military efforts, but he still wields serious power mapping out long-term growth for our clients.

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Jessica Mottershead
CONTENT & PRODUCTION SPECIALIST
Jessica Mottershead
CONTENT & PRODUCTION SPECIALIST

Gracing the small screen aged 11 alongside Helena Bonham Carter, Jess swapped it all for her true calling: a career in content marketing. So humble, Jess.

Jamie Feely
SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER
Jamie Feely
SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

Jamie's a published author! During secondary school, Jamie wrote a poetry book which was released to (obviously) critical success!

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Jack Surrall
SENIOR PAID MEDIA EXECUTIVE
Jack Surrall
SENIOR PAID MEDIA EXECUTIVE

Holder of BANC’s best fact – serving Sam Allardyce and Fergie pie and mash – footy fanatic Jack also serves up the goods across paid, social and CRM too.

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Helen Swarbrick
DESIGNER
Helen Swarbrick
DESIGNER

Painting, knitting and mosaic-ing in her free time, there’s not a lot Helen can’t turn her hand to. Which is good news for us, as she’s a top designer too!

Fabrice Rodrigue
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Fabrice Rodrigue
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Fabrice is an integration and transformation director with 20+ year track record working in top tier management consultancies.

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Daniel Gibson
COPYWRITER
Daniel Gibson
COPYWRITER

The newest member of the copywriting team, Daniel's background in journalism and editorial stands him in good stead for marketing output.

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Chris Balme
PRODUCTION LEAD
Chris Balme
PRODUCTION LEAD

The closest thing BANC has to a talisman, Chris’ near 10-year tenure with us pales only in comparison to his real crowning achievement: beating Harry Styles at 10 Pin Bowling.

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Catherine Tansey
CONTENT & DIGITAL PR SPECIALIST
Catherine Tansey
CONTENT & DIGITAL PR SPECIALIST

Meeting the Queen at age 5, Tansey’s been unphased by everything else ever since. Case in point: being first to do karaoke on her first day at BANC.

Bella Roebuck
DIGITAL PR & SOCIAL MEDIA EXECUTIVE
Bella Roebuck
DIGITAL PR & SOCIAL MEDIA EXECUTIVE

BANC's first dedicated PR & Social Media specialist and our first Floridian, Bella moved to the UK in 2018 - where she's spreading Sunshine State vibes ever since.