I started work at age 15 at Highley Collery, joining this industry as a "stopgap" over 50 years ago. Worked for Prudential, Aviva and U.K. Provident both locally and all over the U.K. Decided to do the job properly and became a Financial Adviser 40 years ago. I was in partnership with Maurice Knott of Bryan & Knott Insurance Brokers for over 30 years. When Maurice retired I decided to rebrand as John Cannaby Associates Ltd. All family are natives of Bridgnorth and I am involved in many charities and committees in the town. My hobbies are my team, The Wolves, golf, gardening and drinking a nice wine.
Maurice Knott aka MLK., Director/Public Relations
Tel. 01746 765215 Email.
Maurice has over 55 years experience in the Insurance business and although not an adviser he plays a valuable part in the public relations aspect of the business. Living locally and being well known for his support of many local charities and good causes he is always available for discussion on any business issues.
I began my career in the field of finance at the age of 17 when I joined with Lloyds Bank and went on to work in all of their departments. Since then I have worked in most areas of the financial world. Bowmaker Financial Services and Leyland Daf Finance were my next employers and then I moved on to the Wesleyan. I finally became a Financial Adviser with Bryan & Knott in1995 and a founding director of John Cannaby Associates Ltd alongside John, Sharon and Maurice in 2009. I used to be a keen footballer and cricketer but now prefer the tranquility of dominoes and also sing with a small acoustic/folk group occasionally.
Sharon Hartles, aka Shartles., Director & Office Manager
On leaving school I commenced work with a large building products company based in Telford as a junior clerk and worked my way up to Administrator for the company. After moving to Shrewsbury I then worked for Shropshire County Council for 10 years as Administrator/Secretary before moving to Bridgnorth where I worked for Bryan & Knott Insurance Brokers. I am now Office Manager and Director of John Cannaby Associates Ltd.
My hobbies include: Campanology, yoga, badminton and walking the dog.
My Financial Services Journey began in 2001 at Windsor Life where I was part of a Pension Review Team. Since then I have worked as a Team Leader, worked in a compliance department and as a Financial Adviser for a major bank. I have had varied experience in financial services and now know what I enjoy the most is being able to help customers with all their Financial Planning needs which is why I am glad to be where I am today. I am a local guy from just down the road in Alveley and joined JCA in April 2015. As well as enjoying all sports I get involved with as much as I can with some of the local clubs and groups.