About Us


Three Counties Payroll was launched in 2002 and nearly two Decades later, the company has gone from strength to strength, with a healthy retained client base and new clients regularly coming on board.

Managing Director Neil Sysum, had a vision for Three Counties Payroll from day one, which is still shared by our partners and staff today, which is that our clients should always receive the best service for the best price. As well as being a qualified accountant and having over 20 years experience in Finance and Accountancy, Neil spent 7 years as Course Director for IAB and AAT Certificates at Worcester College of Technology, teaching both Accountancy and Payroll.

As a result of this, as Three Counties Payroll grew, we were able to recruit the best in the industry – highly professional people that we knew personally and talented students that Neil had taught.

Director, Liz Duggan now leads the Payroll team, ensuring that best practice and an excellent service is maintained at all times.

Meet The Team


Neil Sysum

Managing Director

Neil is one of our Managing Directors and has been working with Three Counties Payroll since it began in 2002. He is a qualified Accountant and a great addition to the team. He has been working in accounting and finance for over 20 years and has been a Payroll Manager and Training Officer for Three Counties Payroll as well as a qualified teacher with The Heart of Worcestershire College and formerly with Worcester College of Technology. Neil has been instrumental in ensuring Three Counties Payroll has become a well respected and recognisable brand with some of the leading pub companies across the UK as well as being a huge hit with it's clients as a trusted company in many different business sectors.

Liz Duggan

Director & Head Of Payroll

Liz started working for Three Counties Payroll in 2009 and became Payroll Manager in April 2013. Liz is very experienced in all areas of Payroll and with dealing with HMRC, she prides herself on being able to give a service our clients can rely on. Liz is also an AAT Qualified Accountant and graduated from the University of Worcester in 2019 with a payroll degree. More recently, she has completed fire safety training and is now one of our Fire Safety Officers. Liz has now been one of the Directors at Three Counties Payroll for 3 years. 


Zoe Francis

Business Relationship Manager

Zoe been with the SW&A team for 2 years. She has enjoyed a varied career and has worked in Education, Estate Agency and Business Development for the most part of her career. With her experience in different sectors, she brings with her; excellent client facing skills, a fresh pair of eyes to our already successful business model and a creative flair. In her spare time, she enjoys dog walking and spending time with her family.


Helen Sysum

Compliance Officer

Helen has worked with the team since day one. Her duties are mainly behind the scenes, dealing with day to day operations and ensuring that our systems, licensing and quality control is all up to date. Helen has completed qualifications at Worcester College and has put these to good use when dealing with the office accounts for both the payroll and accountancy office. Helen has been instrumental in developing and sharing the companies vision of an accountancy business that cares for its clients’ and works hard to ensure that Three Counties Payroll are able to continue receiving the quality of service that our clients are used to.

Hannah Fisher

Payroll Clerk

Hannah started working with Three Counties Payroll at the beginning of September 2020, to help to process furlough claims. As she has done so well, we have decided to train her to further her skills within the payroll department and she is just about to complete her Payroll Administrator Level 3 training. In her spare time she loved spending time with her husband and 2 children and going for meals and spending time outdoors; walking, fishing and having adventures.


Joe Farley

Payroll Clerk

Joe has been part of the payroll team for 3 years. He has learnt a lot while being at Three Counties Payroll and is just about to complete the Payroll Administrator Level 3 course, which will enable him to progress in his payroll career with us.