Working with us means that you get a truly people-centred experience rather than a procedural approach to outsourced 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
With over 27 years’ experience in senior HR roles behind her, the most recent of those being Head of HR at Robertson Group in Stirling. Alison set up Greig Melville HR in April 2010. Job satisfaction for Alison is providing an HR support service for her clients where the personal touch, the ability to be creative and empathetic are essential. Her vision is to help her clients realise the opportunity in their business through their biggest asset – their people.

The Greig Melville 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.

One of Alison’s personal goals this year is to own a puppy who will be trained to drag her away from her desk in her home office, so that there are plenty of long walks in the park and along the nearby canal lined up!

Kirsty Freeland
Kirsty FreelandCase Manager & ER Specialist
Kirsty is a qualified, professional HR generalist, who is values-based. With over 20 years’ experience in both the public and private sector, she has a raft of experience to draw from in order to provide credible employee relations and policy advice to clients. Kirsty’s preferred style is collaborative and her key strength is in building positive relationships with people. She loves utilizing her creativity, drive and enthusiasm in order to come up with bespoke and innovative ways in which to enhance your business.

On a personal note, Kirsty is a working mum to her son, Nathan. She enjoys going on bear hunts in country parks, trips to the seaside (mostly for the ice-cream!) and supports Nathan to navigate and explore the world and grow into whoever he wants to be. Kirsty loves music and believes life should have a soundtrack.

Jenna Gilmartin
Jenna GilmartinHR Consultant
After a successful career in retail management where she was a manager for nine years, Jenna realised that she enjoyed the people development aspect of her role and decided to return to full‐time education, graduating with an MSc in Human Resource Management in addition to her BA (Hons) joint degree in HR & Business Analysis & Technology.

Throughout her degrees, Jenna worked closely with small local businesses to combine her previously gained managerial skills with her academic knowledge so that she could help those businesses to grow. She is a self‐confessed pro when it comes to using people analytics and strategic analysis and enjoys ensuring the people and business goals elements align.

With one teenage son, Jenna enjoys keeping busy, even at the weekends when she participates in theatrical community projects.

Karen Rutherford
Karen RutherfordOffice Manager
Karen has over 20 years administration experience whilst working in various HR and Finance positions which has given her invaluable skills.

She likes to be organised, learn new skills and be able to contribute to the team.

Karen is great at building relationships with clients and staff and is a loyal and trustworthy staff member.

Married to Douglas, she has two girls, and all three manage to keep her very busy at home. To relax, Karen enjoys spending time walking the dogs with the family; socialising and cooking/baking.

Marion Greig
Marion GreigCompany Secretary
With more than 30 years’ financial accounts experience in various sectors, Marion’s strong understanding of business accounts combined with her notable reputation for attention to detail mean her contribution in providing ongoing financial and accounting advice is invaluable to the two Directors.

As Alison’s sister, Marion is an integral part of this family business in her non-executive role

Dene Mitchell
Dene MitchellHealth & Safety Specialist
Dene is a NEBOSH-certified Occupational Health and Safety and Fire consultant with over 10 years’ experience in the science and engineering sectors.

Dene is a specialist in supporting small and medium-sized enterprises in implementing their occupational health and safety management systems to help them grow their business.

Maria Kelly
Maria KellyConsultant
Maria is a fully qualified HR professional with 28 years’ experience and extensive knowledge of management development and service improvement through effective management of people. She specialises in delivering to the public sector and has a passion for transforming frontline services. Maria has won 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 HR experience, she also has 10 years’ operational management experience in a variety of roles.

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