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.
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.
My financial services career began in 1989 at the age of 27 and to give myself a fighting chance of surviving in the early years of my new career I joined the Oxford Office of The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company or Manulife, either way most people had never heard of them, but a fantastic introduction to financial services and superb training. In 1992 I moved to the Isle of Wight and joined the Prudential office. In 1996 I became an Independent Financial Adviser and have pretty much worked on my own ever since. I moved to the hidden gem of this area of Shropshire earlier this year and took the opportunity to join JCA here in Bridgnorth. I admire the ethos and work ethics of the company and a desire to deliver simple long term financial solutions for our clients. I currently hold DipIP in investment and pensions advice, CeMAP mortgage qualification, CeLTM & CeRER qualifications for Equity Release (Lifetime Mortgages and Home Reversion Plans) and have also passed the CeLTC long term care exam.
Sharon Hartles, aka Shartles, Office Manager and Director
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: Yoga, badminton, walking the dog and going to the cinema
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.