What they say...

Meet the Team

Alison Melville - Managing Director

Alison Melville – Managing Director

I have worked in HR for over 20 years and set up Greig Melville HR in April 2010.  I love what I do and have learned so much more in the past six years including how to run and manage a business!  Job satisfaction for me is providing a great HR support service for our clients where the personal touch, the ability to be creative and empathetic are essential criterion for our team.

I escape with my hubby, Bill, as often as we can, in our caravan to enjoy peace and quiet and the beautiful Scottish scenery!

William Melville - Company Secretary

William Melville – Company Secretary

I have been part of Greig Melville Associates in a supporting capacity since its inception, and have witnessed the steady progress throughout the life of the company, through change, expansion and increase, with the overarching aim to support and enrich the experience of SME’s throughout the UK.

My work life, which has extended over half a century, involved Education, Telecommunications and latterly the NHS. I still have some energy left and am happy to involve myself in the day to day running of this very exciting enterprise, along with a vibrant team of consultants.

As well as breaks in our caravan, when we have the opportunity Alison and I escape to warmer climes, and have a real soft spot for the Caribbean.

Kirsty Freeland - Senior HR Consultant

Kirsty Freeland – HR Advisor

I am a qualified, professional HR generalist, who is values-based. With over 20 years' experience in both the public and private sector, I have a raft of experience to draw from in order to provide credible employee relations and policy advice to clients. My preferred style is collaborative and my key strength is in building positive relationships with people. I love utilizing my creativity, drive and enthusiasm in order to come up with bespoke and innovative ways in which to enhance your business.

On a personal note, I am a working mum to my son, Nathan.I enjoy going on bear hunts in country parks, trips to the seaside (mostly for the ice-cream!) and I support him to navigate and explore the world and grow into whoever he wants to be. As for myself, I love music and believe life should have a soundtrack. I enjoy the arts and attend the cinema, theatre, comedy shows, festivals and other events as often as I can. I love socialising with friends and family and exploring new horizons and cultures through travel.

Pam McLeod - Senior HR Consultant

Pam McLeod - Senior HR Consultant

After graduating with a BA(Hons) in Marketing from Stirling University many moons ago, I began my career working in Retail Management. Throughout the next ten years I gained experience in the fields of Management Recruitment, Personnel and Human Resources - all within the retail environment. I ran my own HR Consultancy business for 6 and a half years, working primarily with SME's - providing everything from Recruitment & Induction to Employment Legislation, Training & Development and Performance Management to a wide variety of business types including private organisations, public and 3rd sector enterprises and various charity organisations.

My style is facilitative rather than directive. I am a great believer in the old adage "Feed a man a fish, feed him for a day, teach a man to fish, feed him for life." I like to build relationships with clients in order to fully understand their business and therefore provide solutions which have practical application in the workplace.

I have 2 girls and a partner Gary who keep me busy! I enjoy spending time with them - walking, socialising, cooking, visiting places of interest and the odd bit of retail therapy.

Celine Williams - Trainee HR Advisor

Celine Williams - Trainee HR Advisor

I joined Greig Melville HR in 2014 as an HR Trainee and have thoroughly enjoyed being a vital part of the team and being able to grow and develop my skills and knowledge. After completing a year at college studying the CIPD Foundation course, I am excited for the opportunities that lie ahead and have just recently been promoted from HR Office Manager to Trainee HR Advisor!

As well as having a keen interest in HR I enjoy travelling and cooking and chilling out on the sofa at night, watching movies.

Sophie Fielder – Client Portal Administrator

Sophie Fielder – Client Portal Administrator

I am Greig Melville's only home-based employee and live in Minster-on-Sea in Kent. My job is to maintain the client portal so that everything on there is up to date all of the time and our clients can easily access handbook updates, the latest HR news and all of our MP3 recordings and CDs on HR and employment law matters.

This is my first real job and I am really pleased to be part of the Greig Melville team.  I join in the team meetings by Skype most of the time but I will travel to Falkirk a couple of times a year for team training.

I love animals and I have three dogs who require lots of attention on a daily basis. I also enjoy horse-riding and cooking.

Alex Barlow – Consultant

Alex Barlow - consultant

My skills are in online and social media marketing, both of which I do for Alison. I help maintain all of the social media profiles and write blogs for the website. Alison has been great in helping me set up my own marketing consultancy whilst working for Greig Melville, life is crazy in a great way!

I enjoy reading in my spare time, with my preferred genre being historical non-fiction. My all-time favourite book so far is "Waterloo" by Bernard Cornwell, closely following by "The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare", written by Giles Milton. I also enjoy walks with my wife and spending time with our two cats, who sometimes come on walks with us!

Gillian Smith - Consultant

Gillian Smith – Consultant

I work with Greig Melville as an associate trainer and coach, specialising in HR. I have worked in various learning and teaching roles for 20 years across public, private and third sectors and continue to work part-time in a HR role which keeps me up-to-date on current best practice.

My passion is to empower managers and staff to deal confidently with difficult situations and I love creating and delivering training which is effective and fun. I strongly believe that coaching and training can help staff achieve goals much more quickly and effectively than going it alone.

When I'm not working I am kept busy with 2 young children, playing guitar with the Scots Music Group and running half marathons. 

Lee Wilson - Consultant

Lee Wilson – Consultant

I am a former senior civil service professional with 30 years' experience. My specialities encompass Strategic/Organisational Planning & Business Transformation; Project Management; Integrated Emergency Management; Contingency Planning & Disaster Recovery; Resource Planning; Training Delivery & Law Enforcement. This is complemented by Organisational coaching, Critical Incident/Peer debriefing & Cognitive Behavioural Coaching (Life Coaching).

As a BSc graduate, I have complemented my skills with a vocational third sector career spanning in excess of 30 years. Most notable has been my support to victims of the 2001 WTC terrorist attack in New York, the 2004 Asian Tsunami in Sri Lanka & most recently the 2015 Nepal earthquakes. My personal, business, educational & financial support towards sustainability continues to-date. I retain a Trustee role in a Scottish Registered Charity & an associate position with a Scottish Veterans Charity.

I am a motivated professional with a myriad of skills & experience, with the ability to support organisations towards business effectiveness & individuals to achieve challenging personal goals.

I am married with three children, and my interests include humanitarian activities, hiking, various other sporting activities and house renovation projects!

Maria Kelly - Consultant

Maria Kelly - Consultant

I am a fully qualified HR professional with 28 years’ experience, and have extensive knowledge of management development and service improvement through effective management of people.  I specialise in delivering to the public sector and have a passion for transforming frontline services, winning a number of industry awards, most notably for the People Strategy at West Lothian Council including “Managers’ Passport” for over 1000 operational managers.  In addition to my HR experience, I also have 10 years’ operational management experience in a variety of roles.

I have experience of operating across HR, corporate services, customer services and library and information services, namely within local and central government and financial services.  I regularly work with the Association of Public Service Excellence delivering training and support to operational managers and am involved in performance appraisal and the review of the people and customer aspects of service delivery.