As part of our ‘Meet the Team’ series, we’re introducing you to Wilma Watson, Personal Assistant to our Directors.

During lockdown and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which is making ‘face-to-face’ meetings impossible, and we’re all used to meeting each other as pixels on Zoom now, we thought it’d be great to give you a little insight into all of our team from their lockdown bases.

Wilma came to Three Counties around 1993.  She recalls:

Wilma Watson

“During my interview Peter West said it was ‘just a little bit of typing, filing and answering the telephone’, it turned out to be so much more.”

Wilma remained at Three Counties for 14 years before moving on to develop new skills, still within Financial Services.  She always had a soft spot for Three Counties and after being away for 9 years returned 3 years ago to take up a position as the Personal Assistant to the Directors, a position that encompasses quite a wide variety of tasks.  

Wilma says:

“My typical day starts with downloading the daily price feeds.

“After that, it is really just a matter of dealing with anything else that crops up, it is a busy office and there is any number of things going on each day.   

“My experience on the administration side of things allows me to act as a guide to the team to ensure continuity is maintained.”

Wilma says her reward is working with a happy team who always have a positive attitude to their work.  Clients also play a big part in Wilma’s working life. Over the years they have come to know her and have confidence in her.

What’s your passion outside of work?
Don’t have a passion, quite happy to just bumble along with whatever life throws at me.

Share your favourite quote
“Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” — John Lennon

What’s one thing you’ve always wanted to do?
Ice Skate (can’t even roller skate, too scared).

Describe your job in three words…
Interesting. Challenging. Rewarding.

What would your superpower be?
To make everyone happy.

When you were young, what did you want to be when you were older?
Join the Air Force, tried once and was told I had the aptitude to be an Air Traffic Controller, so glad that never happened!

Whether you’re a new or current client of Three Counties, you can always contact our team with financial queries. Contact Wilma Watson via

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Following the Prime Minister's announcement, we wish to reassure all of our clients that we will remain fully operational.  All staff are working from home and normal service will be maintained as a result.

We can be reached by calling our usual telephone number on 0191 230 3034 or emailing

As ever, our focus remains on managing your investments and financial plans through these most challenging times.  Please do not hesitate to get in touch.