About

I’m Nicki Watson. I launched Cotswold Colleague in 2016. Having spent over 30 years working in customer service, admin and PA roles I know that I love adding value, solving a problem and organising paperwork.

I enjoy making a difference and being a Virtual Assistant gives me the flexibility to work with clients as and when they need support, making life easier and collaborating on projects where I can provide real value.

My Background

I spent 15 years in banking, through high street branches, admin support to financial advisers and as a FPC qualified Mortgage and Financial Services adviser registered with FSA.
My recent experience includes 5 years Office Manager and Personal Assistant on a country estate providing lifestyle admin support for owner’s family, concurrently with PA to the Directors of an investment banking company with a rental property portfolio;
I’ve also spent 10 years fundraising, providing admin support and undertaking trustee roles, both employed and volunteering within local charities.

I‘m a mum to 2 young adults, a big shaggy dog, and a skittish cat and I’ve been a Brownie leader with GirlGuiding UK for over 10 years.

How I can help you:

Provide a range of freelance business admin and PA services that will help to give you the time and capacity to concentrate on what really is important to you.

Free you from everyday admin tasks so you can spend time growing and progressing your business or spend more time with your family and enjoying life.

Lighten your workload by freeing up time so you can devote your time to growing your business, developing your inspirational ideas and releasing the mundane from your to-do list.

Support you without the expense, concerns, and logistics of being an employer.

With a range of bespoke services and packages available, you can focus on what you do best.

My office is based near Chipping Norton and working remotely I can work with clients across the UK, but should you have a need for on-site support, I am ideally suited for businesses in Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire.

Benefits of working with me:

Help to scale your business and unlock your potential by freeing up your time.

Maximise your business opportunities with background assistance,  streamlined processes and marketing support.

No commitment to recruiting and employing staff.

Tailored support as and when the need arises.

I’m registered with the ICO, have full Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance and I am a graduate of the VA Mastery Course with VACT.

Getting Started

If you are ready to find out more please get in touch for a chat and if you’re local, a coffee, so we can find out more how I can help.

I look forward to hearing from you

Nicki