About Us

A people business for business people

About Us 2018-05-14T18:08:55+00:00

Working with us means that you get a truly people-centred experience rather than a purely procedural approach to HR and to business. That’s why we’re a people business for business people.

Building trusted and lasting relationships with our clients is key to what we do – we make it our business to get know you and your business because we want you to have the very best experience with us. We appreciate that every client has different needs. We regard our contracts with our clients as journeys where we get to travel with you to support you through the roadworks and the fast lane too. It’s not always about problem-solving, although we’re experts at that! It’s also about helping you to grow your business by ensuring that you have the right people in the right place at the right time.

Our Values

Meet the Team

Alison Melville
Alison MelvilleManaging 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 since then 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. Our vision is to help our clients realise the opportunity in their business through their biggest asset – their people.

Our strategy is simple. We combine our excellent people skills, our professionalism, our approachability and our philosophy of treating others as we would expect to be treated ourselves, with a first class, quality service.

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

Kirsty Freeland
Kirsty FreelandSenior HR Consultant
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.

Pam McLeod
Pam McLeodSenior 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 providing everything from Recruitment & Induction to Employment Legislation, Training & Development and Performance Management.

My style is facilitative rather than directive. 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
Celine WilliamsTrainee 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 with my partner.

William Melville
William MelvilleFinance Director
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.

Lee Wilson
Lee WilsonConsultant
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. .

I support organisations towards business effectiveness & individuals to achieve challenging personal goals.

Maria Kelly
Maria KellyConsultant
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.

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