Testimonials

Don’t just take my word for it. Here is what journalists and clients have to say about me:


  • Melanie not only gets us excellent coverage across all media via her established relationships with key journalist contacts, she also writes fantastic copy for editorials and online and offline marketing material. Indeed, we have just launched a brand new website and Melanie was a key figure in the project, pulling together the copy for us. Her expert knowledge across all aspects of personal finance, including mortgages, wealth management and insurance, gives us great confidence that she can fulfill any requirements we have, often at very short notice. SPF and myself have worked with Melanie for many years, she is a pleasure to work with and is so good at what she does.

    Jayne Shaw

    PR & Marketing Manager
    SPF Private Clients
  • I’ve been aware of Melanie’s work as a top financial journalist for many years. After bumping into her again by chance at an awards ceremony in 2014, I was delighted Mel agreed to act as our media consultant. We haven’t looked back since.

    Mel is able to take advantage of some fantastic connections in the property and finance arena which has resulted in numerous appearances for us in the mainstream and trade press as well as radio and TV. Mel seems to surpass herself every month and is great to work with – she delivers.

    Jeremy Leaf

    Principal
    Jeremy Leaf & Co
  • I have worked with PR people in different guises for the last 30 years and finding a good PR person is not always easy, but in Mel we have found a real gem. She is bright, only needs concepts explaining once, is creative and gets on with it. There is not much she does not know about the property world and more importantly knows most of the key people on the major titles. We have had some great coverage which you can see on our websites in the Press sections: http://ward-thomas.co.uk/what-people-say/press/.

    Charles Rickards

    Finance and Marketing Director
    Anthony Ward Thomas and Aussie Man & Van
  • I have worked with Melanie for 14 years, initially in her role as editor of the Independent on Sunday money section. Her move to the ‘dark side’ when she become a PR has been met with unrivalled success and she remains an absolute pleasure to work alongside. A consummate professional, she picks things up very quickly and delivers what is needed on time with the minimum of fuss.

    Mark Harris

    Chief Executive
    SPF Private Clients
  • When we set up Anderson Harris, we decided to invest in PR to help build our business. And we are delighted with the results Mel has achieved for us. We’ve been mentioned many times in our target publications, which has generated a number of leads we have converted into fees. The investment we have made in PR has more than paid for itself.

    Adrian Anderson

    Director
    Anderson Harris
  • I have been working with Mel since June 2012 and have been amazed at the range of press she has generated for my business in such a short period of time. As a relatively new Buying Agent it was essential for me to raise the profile of my business both in Richmond-upon-Thames and throughout the rest of London and the UK. This has certainly been achieved and I started getting national and local press coverage immediately after we started working together. Mel is always a pleasure to work with and extremely efficient; she has also written marketing material for a new brochure I produced and written copy for my website.

    Every month Mel achieves excellent coverage for me and this has had a positive effect on all aspects of the business. It is a real pleasure to work with someone that is so well respected in their field and so good at what they do.

    Gabby Adler

    Independent Buying Agent
  • Melanie is one of the most reliable, informed and responsive PRs working in the field of residential property and mortgage finance. Her knowledge of the sector is second to none. She inspires 100 per cent confidence.

    Richard Dyson

    Personal Finance Editor
    The Telegraph
  • Mel is a must-have in a journalist’s little black book of commentators. Apart from being an absolute pleasure to deal with, she is incredibly knowledgeable and faster than the speed of light when it comes to responding to a request for information or comment. On a personal level, she’s a star too!

    Holly Thomas

    Freelance journalist
    The Times
  • As well as being at home with high finance, [Melanie] is adept at communicating money matters to the less fiscally clued-up.

    Property Power List’ the 25 most influential people in property
    Daily Telegraph
  • Melanie has been writing for House Beautiful for several years now and our readers really value her expertise. She manages to explain complicated situations very simply, and her answers are always real, relevant and easy to understand. As a commissioning editor, I find her a pleasure to work with. Her copy is concise, confident, and always delivered on time.

    Liz Murphy

    Associate Editor
    House Beautiful
  • It was a real pleasure working with Melanie on Renting Out Your Property For Dummies. Thanks to Mel’s hard work and meticulous attention to detail – and deadlines – things couldn’t have gone smoother. The end product is something to be proud of.

    Claire Ruston

    Commissioning Editor
    For Dummies