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The Protection Team

Our Sales and Distribution teams have a wealth of experience in relationship management, business development and the protection industry in general.  The Protection Distribution Managers act at a strategic management level and work alongside our Protection Development Team.


Protection Specialist


Alun Beynon

  • Alun Beynon Chartered Insurer, ACII, DipPFS
  • Alun has over 30 years experience in the financial services industry. In 2001, as Head of Sales, he was part of the senior management team that launched Scottish Equitable (latterly AEGON) into the individual protection market. In 2010 he left AEGON to set up his own consultancy business which is what brought him into Scottish Widows in 2013, as they planned their re-entry into the intermediated protection market.

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  • Telephone: 07551 008815


Financial Protection Market & Industry Affairs Manager


Johnny Timpson

  • Johnny Timpson
  • Johnny has over 37 years’ business development experience in bank, independent intermediary, direct, partnership and joint venture distribution channels.  Before joining Scottish Widows in 1987 Johnny worked for Commercial Union.  His current role is supporting the development of financial protection need awareness, advocacy and advisory capability within Scottish Widows Protect. Johnny has been a member of numerous protection industry taskforces both past and present, bringing his wealth of experience and unique insight and knowledge to bear.  Most recently he’s represented Scottish Widows on the Seven Families Project, leading the Industry Affairs Workstream.
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  • Telephone: 07718 802013


The Protection Distribution Managers

Our Protection Distribution Managers are a core part of our sales team and are primarily responsible for supporting and developing relationships with major National/Network/Service providers that benefit from Head office to Head office relationships. Between them they have over a hundred years’ experience in financial services and a wealth of protection expertise.

Andy Broadhead

  • Andy Broadhead FPC
  • Andy has over 30 years' experience in the financial services industry with a large proportion of this being in the protection market. One area of the business which Andy focuses on is that of Business Protection, a sector he has been heavily involved in from 2008 in helping to bring Bright Grey’s corporate business proposition to market. Andy works closely with a number of National Accounts to ensure that Scottish Widows help them maximise every opportunity to grow both their Personal and Corporate protection business.
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  • Telephone: 07780 339598
Tim Fox
  • Tim Fox 
  • Tim has over 25 years' experience in working in the financial services industry with a key focus on protection and developing business. He has extensive experience working at head office level with National Accounts, Service providers and Networks. Resourceful and creative, Tim enjoys the challenge of developing new opportunities and is excited to be an integral part of the new Scottish Widows protection proposition.
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  • Telephone: 07770 642115
Vicki Goddard
  • Vicki Goddard
  • Vicki has belonged to the world of Financial Services & managed intermediary relationships for over 16 years. Whilst she is qualified across all planning areas, she has specialised for many years in Business & Personal Protection Planning, supporting financial planners & insurers as they develop the most relevant & progressive solutions for their customers in a challenging economic world.
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  • Telephone: 07780 339610
Tom Robinson
  • Tom Robinson
  • With over 22 years experience in the financial services industry, Tom has worked for Scottish Widows for 18 years. During this time he has built strong intermediary relationships in the Central London area specialising in the Corporate Pension market. Excited by the prospect of the new Intermediary Protection launch and the challenge of specialising in a new product area, Tom joined the Scottish Widows Protect team in 2015. Tom has CII qualifications in Advanced Pensions as well as R05.
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  • Telephone: 07801 795088
Tom Robinson
  • Marcus Speirs
  • Marcus has worked in the financial services industry for over 20 years and has worked for Scottish Widows & Lloyds Banking Group for 16 of those. During this time he worked as a Bancassurance Financial Adviser & Wealth Manager, and gained his Level 4 Diploma in Regulated Financial Advice. Marcus has been regarded as a Protection Specialist over the last few years within the Mortgage business in Retail Bank, and is extremely passionate about helping people protect what matters most to them. Joining the Scottish Widows Protect team in January 2016, he is delighted to have the opportunity to develop relationships within the intermediary market and bring our Scottish Widows Protect proposition and iconic brand back to the forefront of the financial protection market place.
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  • Telephone: 07557 938750
Simon Vooght
  • Simon Vooght DipFA
  • Simon has over 11 years experience working in the financial services industry with much of this in the protection market and has achieved his level 4 qualification in Financial Advice. He was delighted to help develop and launch Scottish Widows Protect and to help further raise the awareness of the need for protection. He is very passionate about the protection industry and the support it provides to people, families and businesses in what can often be the most difficult of times.
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  • Telephone: 07770 975556
Steve Evans
  • Steve Evans Bsc Econ, DipPFS, CeMap
  • Steve has over 18 years’ experience working in the financial services industry and has spent the last 7 years working in the protection market for Scottish Widows as an Account Manager. He passionately believes in the difference protection can make to a client’s life, at a time when they need it most. He is excited by the opportunity of working with the intermediary market to help close the protection gap that exists in the UK today. He is looking forward to helping advisers protect more customers through Scottish Widows Protect and make a real difference to their lives.Steve has the full CII qualification, achieving the Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning (R01 to R06), together with a full CeMap accreditation.
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  • Telephone: 07595 123473


Protection Development Consultants

The Protection Development team work alongside our Protection Distribution Managers to build relationships and provide additional telephony support to advisers.

Paul Roberts

  • Paul Roberts Team Manager
  • Paul has 15 years’ experience within the financial services industry in a variety of sales and management roles. Paul joined Scottish Widows in 2005, where he held roles within the Scottish Widows Direct Sales Force as both a sales consultant and latterly in management. Excited by the prospect of joining the Scottish Widows Protect Team in 2015, Paul now heads up the Telephony Account Manager Team. Before joining Scottish Widows, Paul started his career within the financial sector at Aegon in their Corporate Pensions Division.

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  • Telephone: 07770 574196

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