Russell Manning, Chair of LJWB
Russell was born, educated, works and lives in Leeds!
Educated at Roundhay High School. After a short apprenticeship with estate agents in Leeds he set up his own business in 1979 in Leeds City Centre. That business expanded into the suburbs and was eventually sold in 1987. He set up his current business Manning and Company in 1991 which in due course merged with Staintons Residential in 2001 to form Manning Stainton which is now one of the Top 20 independent estate agencies in the UK, operating from 21 branches and departments across West Yorkshire.
The company has won many awards including the much coveted Top Independent Estate Agency in the UK in 2006 as well The Sunday Times best Medium size Estate Agency in the North, 3 years in a row. The company has also been included on numerous occasions in the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies in the UK to work for.
Russell has been involved in communal activities for more than 30 years, principally with the Leeds Jewish Housing Association for whom he was Chair for some 9 years and latterly as a Vice President, Trustee and now Chair of the Leeds Jewish Welfare Board.
Russell is married to Pharmacist Debbie. He has 2 children, Mark, who works in the family business, and Rebecca, and has 2 grandchildren. His principal hobbies are music and golf.