Mel started in senior management in his mid-20s and has accumulated a vast amount of business experience over the years, helping successful businesses becoming more successful and trouble businesses turn successful, often within breath-taking time scales.
His first senior management role was at the age of 27 as FD of a small group of businesses turning over £5m and losing some £250k per month. In less than three years the group had turned that loss to a £300k profit on the same turnover and Mel was central to that success.
From there Mel went on to work in and assist over 70 other companies including being a founder of a start-up in 1993 that listed on AiM in 1996 and was sold for £12.4m in 1999, assisting a company with growth from £1.5m to £50m turnover and turning around severe loss-making companies within very short time periods.
In 2003 Mel became an associate of the Institute for Independent Business, an international organisation of more than 5,000 business advisors to SMEs.