Director / Project Manager
Mel is the Managing Director of Leading Edge and has worked in the building materials and construction industry for over 20 years.
During that time he has built up a valuable blend of hands-on experience at a senior level in the industry, together with a proven track record in management consultancy and market research.
Prior to Leading Edge he was Sales and Marketing Director at Marley, a manufacturer of waterproofing and flooring materials. Before Marley he was Marketing Director at Hall & Co, a £200m builders’ merchant group, now part of Jewson. In a consultancy capacity he has worked in the Strategic and Marketing division of Price Waterhouse Coopers Management Consultants and for Management Horizons, a specialist market research agency. He has a degree in Economics and Statistics and an MBA from Imperial College.
As a management consultant, his clients have ranged from small start up companies to large multi-national businesses. He has experience of many industry sectors including: manufacturing, construction, distribution and public utilities. His areas of expertise include market research & analysis, strategy development, market planning, product marketing and business development.