Who are we, and how does it work?

Melanco was formed in 2018 by our Director Melanie Cosford, to service the needs of small to medium sized business owners who understand the benefits of outsourcing to free up their time.

By delegating your to do list to a Virtual Assistant, you can spend your time on things you love doing!  Imagine being able to afford a senior administrator without having any of the usual employee costs associated with hiring an employee.

Virtual Assistants provide all their own equipment, software, office space, stationery and train themselves in the systems required to run an online business.  You pay for the hourly rate plus disbursements.  No hidden costs!

Melanco is based out of a home office in Hamilton, but can work with clients all around New Zealand by using online tools and applications.  If you are Hamilton based, we can also negotiate some onsite work if required.

Melanie Cosford, Chief Admin Wrangler / VA

By trade, an Executive Assistant, my experience to date has been across many different industries, both in the public and private sectors.  Many moons ago, I also lived and worked in London and more recently Australia.  London is where I first began working as a Personal Assistant for the financial service sectors.  My experience grew and over the years I gained a lot of knowledge and skills in different areas.  My most recent position was as a EA to a CEO where I also provided support to the Board of Directors.

I love getting stuck into a good project, whether it be organising an event, managing an office makeover or implementing a new process to make life easier.

Whilst on parental break, I have set up Melanco to service the needs of small to medium sized business owners who need help freeing up their time, so they can focus on their business.

I live in Hamilton and have a 2 year old daughter, who makes me smile every day.  My extended family live throughout the Waikato and Bay of Plenty, so we are often found exploring neat places around the regions.