Case studies

Our business centres are home to a thriving and resilient community of small businesses, start-ups and SMEs drawn from a diverse spectrum of professions. Find out more about our small business customers, their growth, successes, aspirations and tips.

Challenging competition by focusing on the customer experience
Sometimes it’s not about finding a niche, but creating one, which is exactly what business partners, Rob Carey and Rob Hewitt did when setting up their company Paradigm Business Solutions, which provides businesses with print and technology products and services. Both veterans in the industry, they realised there was one…
Supporting a female entrepreneur breaking into a male-dominated industry
Fed up with feeling uncomfortable when tradesmen came round to her house when the boiler broke or the walls needed repainting, Yasmin Reeves, decided to fix this problem by setting up her own company: Allpoints Painters and Decorators. Having grown the company since 2011, Yasmin began to…
Supporting a global family-owned business
Global Credit Recoveries, like many of our customers, is a business which outgrew its initial location: the “home office.” Since its inception by father and son team Charles and Joshua Mayhew, it has grown into a successful global company, with offices in the Middle East and at our business centre…
Reduced startup costs help first-time entrepreneurs take the leap
Gearing up to start your own business can be quite a challenge with the uncertainty of the potential success of your business hanging over your head. What if we told you that finding a workspace for your business to operate out of, that will help to alleviate some of these…
Taking your SME global with a virtual office
The months following the start-up of your own business can be an unstable and uncertain time in your life, with what’s around the corner completely unknown. This was the case for Alan Stenson, who founded a pioneering carbon management and sustainability consultancy, Neutral Carbon Zone, in 2006. Now, 18 years…
Changing lives with tailored mental health care
Sometimes when it comes to setting up your own business, it can take a personal experience to push you into action, as it did with one of our newest to Churchill Square Business Centre customers, Devon McDonald, founder of Devon McDonald Counselling. She shares how she retrained,…
Helping entrepreneurs achieve business success
Creating a business which delivers more for its clients than is typically expected is a sure-fire way to build strong, long-standing relationships, setting your business up for success. Friend & Grant, a chartered accountancy practice with a branch at our Churchill Square Business Centre in Kings Hill, has done just…
Kirth Noel Creative Studio – using robot technology to bring brands to life
Many businesses find that, out of all the digital marketing methods available, it is video that delivers the highest customer conversion rates. This is not surprising as, in an online world bursting with content vying to distract your target audience, video offers appealing content that is quick and…
Power Cheer: celebrating 10 years in a business
We aim to cater for many businesses sectors at our Capital Space business centres, so when Power Cheer chose to expand their Chelmsford branch from within our Waterhouse Business Centre , we could not have been more thrilled. We spoke to Power Cheer’s founder Sydni Hall to hear about her business story,…

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Our VoiP telephony solution is available for all businesses – either onsite or offsite – and means you can handle calls via a desktop, mobile app or traditional handset. Better still, it is available on a simple, monthly licence, meaning you are not constrained by restrictive, long term contracts.