Hi, I'm Janet Knight
Retirement Planning, Regular savings accounts, Life assurance and critical illness cover
Janet studied with the UK Chartered Insurance Institute and is a certified in Financial Planner, registered with the Society of Financial Advisors and qualified as an International Advisor. Janet's approach adheres to the highest standards of professionalism, including getting to know her clients and delivering a continuing service with the best advice. With over 20 years experience, she feels she has much to offer in terms of advice and recommendations for expat clients.
Janet Knight was born in Darlington and had a traditional UK childhood.
In her career, Janet has had an exciting time. Janet met a lot of famous people when she began her career in hotel management in her 20s. She worked in some very illustrious hotels such as the’ Inn on the Park’, Park Lane, and the Gosforth Park Hotel. She developed friendships with many stars like Sean Connery, Rick Parfitt, John and Bo Derek, Elton John and, not forgetting her favorite, the late Omar Sharif. Bruce Springsteen even dedicated a song to her team whilst on bended knee at Newcastle Arena.
Moving then from Hotel Management, a chance conversation with her mortgage advisor led Janet into the field of Financial Services - where she has been for over 20 years. The mortgage advisor simply suggested that, with training, Janet had all the makings of make a really good financial advisor. And Janet has never looked back!
Janet was drawn to Dubai by the city lights, the glamour and the lifestyle. It was a place she had visited many times to see friends. Janet joined Holborn in 2008 back in the day when Holborn HQ was the Pyramid Centre and she was one of 15 advisors. She feels that she has truly grown with the company. Janet strongly feels part of the Holborn family and is fiercely loyal: “I would never, ever leave, it is my home.”
My Favourite Quote“If I had my way, I would write the word “insure” upon the door of every cottage and upon the blotting book of every public man, because I am convinced, for sacrifices so small, families and estates can be protected against catastrophes which would otherwise smash them up forever.”
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What My Clients Say
I have known and worked with Janet for over 10 years now. In fact she “inherited” me after one of her colleagues left the UAE. In that time, I have always found Janet helpful, professional, organized and responsive with my financial planning needs. She has a lot of patience, and with that patience gets through good advice for the future.
Mark Rogers, Managing Director, Intagulf FZCO / IDS – Dubai
‘Janet Knight is a huge credit to Holborn Assets. It was a pleasure meeting Janet four years ago. Janet took the time to find out our needs, helped us choose the best packages with the best benefits and has continued to deliver ever since. Janet’s knowledge of her services and ability to match them to our needs has certainly made a huge difference to our accounts today. It has been a joy doing business with Janet and we look forward to many more years to come. We have highly recommended Janet to many friends who have also been pleased with her wonderful expertise and service.’
Sue and Barry Shields
‘Janet Knight has been our financial adviser for almost two years now. She provides a very good service with her methodical approach, preparedness, patience and reliability. She is always approachable, accessible and friendly and we can recommend her very highly.’
Ian and Monica Brough
‘Janet Knight has been my financial adviser for over five years now. She always goes that extra mile to work out a bespoke financial solution for each of her patrons and is always contactable in times of hardship. It is not until an unusual situation arises that you truly understand a person’s wealth of experience, professionalism, sheer tenacity, bargaining ability, and steadfastness.
A recent health issue resulted in me calling on my Critical Health Insurance (not something you expect to do). At a time where you are very ill, vulnerable, stressed and depressed, having someone organize the payment with the Insurance company allowed me to concentrate on the treatments I needed to undertake. Words cannot describe Janet’s competence, proficiency, and know-how in this field, and that of financial planning. Please, please make sure you have Critical Life Cover and that Janet is acting on your behalf – you will not regret it!’