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
Alison has worked in HR for over 20 years and set up Greig Melville HR in April 2010. She loves her role and has learned much since then, including how to run and manage a business! Job satisfaction for Alison 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.

Alison escapes with her hubby, Bill, as often as they can, in their caravan to enjoy peace and quiet and the beautiful Scottish scenery!

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.

Pam Watson
Pam WatsonHR Operations Manager
After graduating with a BA(Hons) in Marketing from Stirling University many moons ago, Pam began her career working in Retail Management. Throughout the next ten years Pam gained experience in the fields of Management Recruitment, Personnel and Human Resources – all within the retail environment. She ran her own HR Consultancy business for 6 and a half years providing everything from Recruitment & Induction to Employment Legislation, Training & Development and Performance Management.

Pam’s style is facilitative rather than directive. She likes to build relationships with clients in order to fully understand their business and therefore provide solutions which have practical application in the workplace.

Pam has 2 girls and husband Gary who keep her busy! She enjoys spending time with them – walking, socialising, cooking, visiting places of interest and the odd bit of retail therapy.

Karen Rutherford
Karen RutherfordHR & Finance Administrator
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.

William Melville
William MelvilleFinance Director
William has been part of Greig Melville Associates in a supporting capacity since its inception, and has 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.

William’s work life, which has extended over half a century, involved Education, Telecommunications and latterly the NHS. He still has some energy left and is happy to involve himself in the day to day running of this very exciting enterprise, along with a vibrant team of consultants.

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.

Matthew Kelly
Matthew KellyHealth & Safety Specialist
Matthew is a Chartered Member of IOSH with a postgraduate diploma in Regulatory Occupational Health and Safety from Warwick University.

Matthew is an experienced Health and Safety Manager with a proven history of working in health and safety across multiple sectors. Matthew is a strong operations professional who excels at developing inhouse teams. He is an approved IOSH trainer and a registered member of the Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register (OSHCR).

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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