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"The cornerstone of good financial advice is to educate our clients to make the correct financial decision, a decision they're content with rather than having a dictatorial approach,"
Paul is the founding partner and principal of Knight James. He has more than 25 years' experience working with individual and corporate clients in the financial services arena.
Keen to move with the times, Paul embraces progress within the financial services industry and keeps an open-minded approach to new ideas and strategies on behalf of his clients. Paul specialises in the following areas:-
Away from his work, when time allows, Paul relaxes by playing squash & golf.
Senior Financial Adviser
“I ensure clients are fully informed of all options available to them in order that they are able to make prudent financial decisions about their future”
An experienced independent adviser who is vastly knowledgeable, attentive and approachable, Mark has worked alongside Paul at Knight James since 2006. Specialising in the following areas, Mark offers sound financial advice using easy to understand language.
Outside of work, Mark is a keen squash and badminton player and an enthusiastic if not always accurate golfer. His sporting philosophy is one of eternal optimism.
Head of Knight James Commercial
"I will typically seek quotations from up to five or six providers, using my close links to the major insurers, together with the Lloyds markets, to find the most appropriate protection. Where the cover required is complex or outside the norm, I will personally visit providers to discuss a customised package."
Andy is a true specialist in a specialist field and has been helping commercial enterprises and professional businessmen identify and secure the most appropriate cover for more than 30 years. As a former underwriter, Andy has an intimate knowledge of the workings of the insurance industry which he can turn to his clients' advantage.
Away from the office, Andy is a keen sports enthusiast being an avid tennis fan and occasional golfer. With a passion for both the coast and classic cars, Andy can often be found near a beach in his spare time.
Client Relations Manager
Wendy has known Paul for over 30 years and joined Knight James in 2013 from another IFA practice. In addition to being our Client Relations Manager, Wendy manages the ever-busy office and knits the whole Knight James team together.
Outside of the office, Wendy enjoys nothing more than spending time with her family, catching up with friends for dinner or a spa day, or reading the latest books on pathology from her Kindle.
With over 17 years of mortgage experience, Amanda joined Knight James in November 2018. A fully qualified CeMap and Equity Release broker, Amanda has a wealth of knowledge gained initially from working in a bank-based environment before moving on to estate agency roles and more latterly operating as an independent broker. Amanda offers the very highest level of service to her clients in the following areas…
In her spare time when she's not accompanying her two children to their many ballroom dancing competitions and practice, Amanda loves to read and enjoys baking.
Izzi has been part of the Knight James family since joining in March 2019. With five years' administration experience, Izzi provides valuable support to both our Commercial and Wealth teams.
Having spent the best part of 20 years working in the leisure industry, Rob joined the Knight James team in September 2020. Rob will be providing administration support to our wealth team whilst training to become qualified as a mortgage broker.
In his spare time, Rob enjoys spending time with his family and is also huge sports fan.
Emmie joined the Knight James team in August 2020 and will be providing administration support primarily on the mortgage side of the business. Prior to this, Emmie has over 9 years of experience working in the property field.
Outside of the office, Emmie's time is predominantly spent with her son, however when time allows she enjoys a relaxing spa break which is well deserved given she attends three bootcamp exercise classes every week.
There is a family feel about Knight James which comes from dealing with a close-knit team of positive people.
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With Knight James at your side you will have a far better chance of achieving the lifestyle and the ambitions you have set for yourself.
After our initial meeting with Mark Russell we had a greater understanding of how we might achieve our plans for retirement,
and with Mark’s help those plans have now been fulfilled.
Iain and Katy Colquhoun
Knight James combines well-informed advice with clear, simple explanations about the products it recommends which are understandable to the non-expert and backed up with extensive research for the more experienced investor.
Paul is professional and courteous and offers a varied
choice of investment opportunities.
Registered Office: Knight James
6 Station Road, Thames Ditton, Surrey, KT7 0NR
Reg in England no 7704870
Knight James Associates Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
FCA Registration No.: 563896