The Watson & Co Story

With over 40 years of combined industry experience, we’ve developed a distinct approach to providing financial services.

Everything we do is informed by the knowledge we’ve gained across the financial sector, and delivered to the highest possible standards of customer care. We’re known industry-wide for the relationships we build, from the connections we’ve developed across a comprehensive panel of lenders to the clients who come back time and again. We don’t do a lot of advertising: our business growth has come from customer referrals. We keep it simple, providing a personal service that both we and our clients enjoy. That means no call centres and no jargon; just friendly people and appointments at your convenience, either over the phone, at our Clifton offices or in the comfort of your own home.

Finance needn’t be daunting. Not, that is, when you work with Watson & Co.

Meet Mark

CEO & Founder

“I have dedicated my career to providing tailored, high-quality brokering services. I believe in a straightforward, jargon-free approach that ensures my clients leave with the best possible outcomes.

I started Watson & Co so that I could deliver a truly unique and personal approach to financial services on behalf of my customers and I take great pride in the service we provide.”

1996

I left education and was eager to follow in my father’s footsteps by entering the financial services industry.

1997

My first role as an Office Junior at Redcliffe Associates gave me the opportunity to see what life was like at one of the leading financial services companies of the time. Here, I made friends and business contacts, learnt the ropes and gained new skills.

2014

Over the next 16 years, I worked hard to progress my career, moving up through the ranks. After qualifying as a Mortgage Advisor, I worked as an Assistant Branch Manager at Cheltenham and Gloucester, then became an independent Mortgage Advisor. I moved on to become Director of Principal Mortgages and ultimately became the director of my own financial firm — Watson & Company was born in 2014.

2021

Fast forward to July 2021, when we finally completed on our new head office premises at Number 92, Whiteladies Road, Clifton, Bristol: the premises I started at in 1997. Coming full circle brought a tear to my eye – from Office Junior to company owner in the very same building.

Present

I’m deeply proud of the company we’ve become, going from strength to strength and employing 9 fantastic members of staff.

We’re ready to service your financial needs, now and for many years to come.

Our Family

Luke Armstrong

Mortgage Consultant

Kelly Platen-Mills

Mortgage Consultant

Jen Cox

Protection Consultant

Natalie Watson

Accounts Director

Rachel Trueman-Squire

Administrator

Ashleigh McAllister

Administrator

Sian Horne

Administrator

Jill Willis-Jones

Administrator

Whatever your needs, our expert team are happy to help.

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Our New Offices

Nestled in the heart of Clifton, our stunning offices were completed in July 2021. We’ve designed them to embrace the beauty of this historic quarter, whilst ensuring that we create an environment where our customers can feel truly at home.

We love our new space, and we can’t wait to show it to you.

We’ll take care of you

Get in touch and speak to one of our expert advisors today

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