John's Team



Personal Assistant to John

Heather combines the roles of P.A. and wife of director John Knott and joined the firm shortly after John did.

In her own words: 

"I enjoy the challenges of working in a changing industry, for a firm which holds knowing its clients, honesty and integrity as its main objectives. 

Outside work, I enjoy renovating and showing classic vehicles, and canal boating."

Dawn joined Atkins Bland in 2018 to provide support to John’s team and his clients.

In her own words

“I have many years’ experience in the financial services and banking sectors.

I was delighted to join the company whose professionalism and commitment to providing exceptional, personal service to their clients is refreshing after a number of years working in the corporate world”.

Financial Adviser

Since joining the company in 2004, Lorraine has developed a high level of knowledge and experience in a wide range of areas, and provides a friendly and easy to understand approach to financial planning. 

In terms of qualifications, Lorraine is an authorised financial adviser holding the Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning, and has also completed the specialist exams in Equity Release and Long Term Care Insurance.

In 2018 Lorraine received an industry award for 'Best Pass' from the Chartered Insurance Institute of Southampton.