Helping businesses secure and maximise R&D tax credits and grants

About Myriad Associates

Myriad Associates helps businesses maximise R&D Tax Credits and secure innovation grant funding from Enterprise Ireland and Horizon 2020

About Us

Myriad Associates is a leading R&D tax credit and R&D grant writing specialist.

We deliver intelligent and maximised R&D tax credit claims and Enterprise Ireland and Horizon 2020 grant bid writing services. 

We are based at the Guinness Enterprise Centre, Dublin a convenient location from where we are able to serve our clients across the whole of Ireland.

Why Choose Myriad Associates?

Our Ethos:

  • Excellence and an uncompromising commitment to quality.
  • A partnership that strives to add significant added value to our client.
  • Full transparency of our services and costs, from start to finish.

Our Approach:

  • Client time minimised. Typically, only 2 to 3 hours from our clients is required for each R&D tax claim.
  • Anytime, anywhere. With staff located throughout the UK & Ireland, we offer a service that is responsive, effective, and competitive. 
  • Competitive pricing that’s flexible. We offer services on a results-only basis, a fixed-price basis, or an hourly basis. Or a combination of these. 

Our Results:

  • Trusted and respected advisor to our many delighted clients and close working relationship with all HMRC R&D Units.
  • 100% success rate. Since 2001, Myriad has been successful in every single R&D tax relief claim.
  • 300% increase in DIY claim value achieved. Myriad has achieved exceptional results by resubmitting R&D claims that were originally filed by the client.
  • 1st class industry reputation, with most new business coming from customer referrals.

Our People:

  • Business Analysts: Senior business analysts with professional qualifications and extensive industry experience. Specialist in identifying R&D tax relief and grant funding opportunities.
  • Technical Experts: Experts with years of hands-on experience and specialist technical authoring skills.
  • Cost Accountants: Leading CIMA qualified cost accountants. Myriad Associates is the only CIMA in Member Practice that is recognised for delivering R&D tax relief and grant funding services.
  • R&D Tax Experts: Experienced R&D tax specialists that have worked for big 4 practices.
  • CEO: Highly respected within the industry and by HMRC, Barrie Dowsett has been claiming R&D tax relief for over 15 years. Barrie personally oversees all claims to ensure they meet Myriad’s exacting quality standards.

Our team

Barrie Dowsett

Barrie Dowsett ACMA CGMA

Chief Executive Officer

As CEO and owner of Myriad Associates Barrie is responsible for overseeing all R&D tax credits claims and R&D grant applications. With over 19 years of experience, Barrie makes it his mission to ensure that every R&D tax claim is maximised and that his clients have the best chance of securing grant funding.

Prior to establishing Myriad, Barrie worked as a hands-on Finance Director for a number of large international manufacturing and engineering businesses.  Barrie is a qualified Cost and Management Accountant (CIMA) and Member in Practice (MiP).

When not at work, Barrie loves spending time with his family, managing Welford Victoria FC (and on occassions pretending he can still play football) and is a big F1 and LeMans fan.

David Farbey

David Farbey MA, FISTC, FRSA

Technical Consultancy Director

David is a Senior Technical Consultant for Myriad Associates and helps clients achieve their R&D funding by researching and writing technical reports to support R&D tax credit claims and grant applications.

Before joining Myriad, David worked in technical communication roles at various companies across a range of business sectors, and he also has previous management experience in the public and private sectors.

David has an MA in Technical Communication and is a Fellow of the Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators (ISTC). He serves on the ISTC Council and was Chair of the ISTC’s annual Technical Communication UK conference from 2012 to 2015.

Marc Greatrex

Marc Greatrex

Director - Grants Division

Marc is a director of Myriad Consulting in Ireland and is responsible for ensuring the quality and delivery of all grant applications for clients in Ireland, United Kingdom, mainland Europe and the United States.

Marc has an enviable track record in securing public funding for SMEs, Universities and large enterprises over the last 15 years. However, since 2015 Marc has concentrated on working within the Irish market, specifically within Medtech, Pharmaceuticals and GreenTech. During this time, Marc has won over €15m in funding for Irish clients.

When not in work, Marc loves cycling and trying to persuade his wife and children to move to Galway…it's not going well.

Lisa Waller | RD Tax Manager

Lisa Waller CTA, ACCA

R&D Tax Manager

Lisa, as R&D Tax manager provides clients with specialist tax and accounting advice.  Her team helps clients achieve their R&D funding by preparing the required financials to support R&D tax relief.

Before joining Myriad, Lisa worked in Accountancy and Finance for over 15 years, working in various accountancy and tax practices before deciding to specialise in R&D tax relief.  She has worked with clients from a wide range of business sectors, advising on a variety of tax matters for both the company and its directors.

Outside of work, Lisa enjoys spending time with her family and friends and researching holiday destinations for her next trip.

Fanny Charlet

Fanny Charlet

Services Director

Fanny is responsible for client support services as well as overseeing all internal functions.

Prior to working at Myriad Associates, Fanny launched an on-line retail business and held senior positions in operations, purchasing and sales.

Outside work, Fanny enjoys renovating properties and spending time with her family. 

Helen Bartlett

Helen Bartlett

Corporate Tax Associate

Helen specializes in creating and analysing costing schedules for our clients’ R&D tax credits claims, and undertakes back-office research to support our technical consultants. She also carries out  various business support functions.

Helen began her career as a computer programmer in the Market Research industry. After some time writing software to collect and process research data she moved into a more client centred role, designing research projects and interpreting the results. She worked in many different industry sectors including transport, retail, food and drink, banking and insurance and in many different countries in Europe, Asia, Australia and South America.

Outside of work Helen likes to run, cycle, swim, walk, read, and listen to music - whenever she's not ferrying her two boys around to their many activities. Helen has also helped organise one of the UK’s largest off-road charity cycle events for the last eight years.

Lauren Olson

Lauren Olson MA, MISTC

Senior Technical Consultant

Lauren Olson joined the Myriad Associates team as a Technical Consultant in February 2016. In this role she helps clients achieve their R&D funding by preparing technical reports to support R&D tax credit claims.

Before joining Myriad, Lauren worked in technical communication and consulting roles at various software companies. She is a member of the Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators (ISTC).

Outside of work, Lauren reads, knits, swims, listens to podcasts, and spends a lot of time outside walking with her dog.

Jean Rollinson

Jean Rollinson FISTC

Senior Technical Consultant

Jean joined Myriad Associates in March 2020 as a Senior Technical Consultant  In this role, she writes the technical reports to support clients’ R&D tax credit claims.

Jean has over 25 years’ experience in technical communications. During this time she has worked as a technical author and editor for a variety of companies from small start-ups to large internationals across a range of sectors including software development, mobile communications and financial services.

Jean is a Fellow of the Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators (ISTC) and writes a regular editing column for their quarterly journal, Communicator.

Outside work, Jean plays the clarinet in an amateur wind orchestra and has finally found an exercise class she enjoys – aerial hoop.

Rehman Rafiq

Dr Rehman Rafiq

Senior Consultant

Rehman is highly experienced proposal writer and has achieved outstanding successes across a variety of funding programmes, both in the UK and EC. Over the last 3 years, he has won more than £13million in funding for a range of clients including SMEs, large enterprises, universities and RTOs in diverse areas such as med-tech, fintech, IoT, pharmaceutical, artificial intelligence, materials science, chemical engineering, construction and mechanical engineering.

With PhD in materials science, Rehman is also an experienced researcher and a specialist in polymer recycling, filler modification, polymer composites, nanofillers and nanocomposites.

Out of work, Rehman’s big love is watching and playing cricket. He also enjoys running and spending time with his family.

Chris Dowsett

Chris Dowsett

Business Analyst

Chris helps Myriad’s clients identify opportunities for public funding, including R&D Tax Relief, Video Games Tax Relief and R&D grant funding to establish which projects are likely to qualify, before handing over to Myriad’s highly skilled team of financial and technical experts.

Prior to joining Myriad, Chris was a Managing Director within the UK’s largest independent recruitment group. Chris specialised in senior level appointments up to C-suite level. He also supervised the design and delivery of technology based solutions to improve the recruitment work flow. His work involved introducing more efficient and effective ways of managing large volumes of data, along the way producing ground breaking and ICT award winning solutions.

Outside work, Chris has a genuine passion and enthusiasm for technology, is a keen badminton player, and likes taking his family on impromptu bike rides.

Kelsey France

Kelsey France

Corporate Tax Associate

As a Corporate Tax Associate, Kelsey helps clients to achieve their R&D funding by preparing the required financials to support R&D tax relief and grant applications.

Before joining Myriad, Kelsey worked in a top 20 accountancy firm dealing with both corporate and personal tax, she now specialises in R&D. Kelsey has achieved a first class honours degree in Accounting and Finance and became ATT qualified earlier this year.

Outside of work, Kelsey enjoys keeping fit by boxing and going to the gym. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Karly Kang

Karly Kang ATT, CIMA Dip MA. MSc

Corporate Tax Associate

Karly helps clients to achieve and maximise their R&D funding by analysing and preparing the required financials for their R&D tax relief and grant applications.

Prior to joining Myriad, Karly worked both in practice and industry including a top global accountancy firm and a fortune 100 company. She has worked for both large companies and SMEs, as well as provided tax services to individuals. Karly has achieved a Master Degree of Sciences, and both ATT and CIMA Adv. Dip MA qualified.

Outside of work, Karly enjoys travelling, hiking and spending time with her family and friends.

Cale Bannister

Cale Bannister

Marketing Manager

Cale is our Marketing Manager responsible for the day to day marketing operations here at Myriad.

After moving to the UK from South Africa in 2013. Cale begun his career as a Marketing Assistant for a global business intelligence software company where he provided wide-ranging support for local and international marketing campaigns, driving new client engagement and sales growth.

Outside work, Cale likes to keep fit by training to jiu-jitsu and going to the gym. He is also a lifelong learner and enjoys reading books, blogs and listening to podcasts.

Alison Peck

Alison Peck MA, FISTC

Technical Consultant

Alison joined the team in September 2016. Her role is to help clients obtain R&D funding by preparing technical reports to support their R&D tax credit claims.

During a varied career, Alison has worked for organisations of very different sizes - from small start-ups to international corporations - where her communication skills have been used in everything from developing user guides to writing and compiling complex technical bids.

Alison has an MA in Technical Communication and is a Fellow of the Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators (ISTC), where she is currently the President.

Current vacancies

Myriad Associates is a leading R&D tax and grant writing specialist that operates throughout Ireland. Due to planned growth, Myriad Associates is actively searching for talented individuals to enhance their team. Myriad Associates are currently recruiting for the following positions.

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