About

I've worked for 25 years in both the UK and Italy in events, marketing, editing and writing for both the corporate and consumer industries.

About Melissa

 I started my working life in commercial property PR, spending many days on top of windy buildings in a hard hat.  I then decided to travel and spent four months in America.  

 

When I returned I worked for Ogilvy & Mather PR and then as consultant at Fishburn Hedges, one of the UK's top 10 PR and design agencies. 

 

After several happy years there,  I realised that I needed a challenge and embarked on an Italian adventure, giving up my flat, job and car to live and work in Florence knowing no Italian and nobody out there.

 

After a year of living with a family looking after their young children (can safely say there has been no harder job to date), I became the marketing manager for The British Institute of Florence and also started to write articles for national consumer magazines and later had a regular slot on BBC's Mondo Italiano.

 

After several years in Italy I decided to return to the UK and became the PR manager for Random House Children's Books looking after the publicity department and authors including Raymond Briggs, Terry Pratchett and Philip Pullman.

 

I was then delighted to be asked to become the editor of Italy magazine and subsequently the Show Manager for La Dolce Vita, an Italian Consumer show held in London owned by Brand Events creators of Taste Festivals, Top Gear Live and Children in Need's CarFest

 

For the past nine years I've been lucky enough to work as a freelance consultant for a number of clients on a variety of projects.

 

Cotswolds
Classic and Contemporary
Clients

We moved to the Cotswolds to find a more relaxed way of life whilst still getting the buzz of great work opportunities.  I didn't quite believe it would be possible but two years on it's the best move ever made. 

 

We are surrounded by stunning scenery, beautiful architecture as well as friendly talented people and exciting businesses.  

 

If you're a seasoned traveller to the Cotswolds or you're a first timer we can help you to discover the very best there is to offer.  From contemporary galleries and wingwalking  to breathtaking views and traditional teashops.

 

Whether on a romantic break, business conference or taking time out with the family we can create the perfect itinerary to be as relaxed or exciting as you'd like and to suit your budget completely.  

 

To find out more please get in touch.

 

Here are a few of the clients I've worked with:

 

- AT&T Easylink

- ANI Skincare                                      - Nuffield Hospitals

- Barclays                                             - Peugeot

- Big Feastival                                      - Rock the Cotswolds

- CarFest                                              - Royal Sun Alliance

- Direct Line                                         - Studio Mamo

- Employers Forum on Disability     - Taste Festivals

- Garmin                                              - The Mersey Partnership

- Go Compare                                     - The Portman Group

- Golf Live (now Celebrity Cup)         - TSB

- Identity Search                                 - Weber

- Honda                                                

- Lexus