Case Study – Virtual office to Established office

Myriad Associates, is a leading R&D tax and grant writing specialist ran by Barrie Dowsett CEO who started their journey by operating from home using a virtual office option through a business park situated in Market Harborough.

Barrie says, “The virtual office option was a perfect starting point to getting my business off of the ground, it provided me with a professional business address and a call answering facility but avoided rental costs so I could minimise outgoing costs at an early stage.”

“Due to relocating towards Melton Mowbray I was in two minds over continuing the virtual office option or taking the plunge to rent a permanent office space. However, the search for the right space around Melton Mowbray was proving difficult to cater for a new business. Business Parks didn’t offer flexible rental agreements and with the business at an early stage this was an important feature for me. However, once I stumbled across Pera Business Park I found all of my options were catered for.”

Myriad Associates moved onto the 9 acre site situated in the heart of Melton Mowbray into a newly refurbished office complete with furniture. The rental agreement was a month by month agreement allowing complete flexibility and support for the growing company. Just 1 year after the initial move Myriad Associates expanded into a larger office on the Pera site and recruited additional staff.

Current employing 5 staff with plans to expand further they are considering plans to work alongside one of the largest tenants on-site, Pera Technology to offer a joint Business Service Partnership to SME’s across the region.

Carrie Potter, Sales and Marketing Manager for Pera Business Park comments, “Having worked with Myriad Associates since their arrival to the park I am delighted we have been able to accommodate their changing needs and help support their growing business. They are a great example of the flexible service we can offer our customers.”


Barrie Dowsett, Chief Executive Officer for Myriad Associates.

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