Mel Thomas one of the leading UK Mediators


Mel Thomas formed Mel Thomas & Associates over 25 years ago after a distinguished career in senior management in Central, Local Government and the Private Sector. He is a consultant in the field of Organisational, Management and Employee Development.

He holds an MBA, an Advance Diploma in Counselling Psychology, is a qualified and practising Psychotherapist and Coach and works as an Industrial Mediator in conflict situations in organisational and community settings.

He has developed a model of Mediation and has over the years trained numerous Mediators in all sectors including the Police, Health Service, Private Sector, Community, Youth Work, Local Government and not for profit. He acts as a Supervisor for practicing Mediators.

With excellent communication skills, integrity and business acumen, Mel has the ability to assess complex and difficult situations quickly and calmly before adding value by providing practical and realistic solutions.


Greater Manchester Police                Merseyside Fire Service                

 Merseytravel                                     West Yorkshire Police                          

Humberside Fire Service                   The Walton Neurology Centre 

Cleveland Police                                Newcastle City Council                  

Liverpool Women's Hospital              BAE Systems                                        

Tameside Council                               Co Durham NHS Trust

Lancashire County Council                Your Homes - Newcastle                

Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital       HML Finance                                      

 Eden District Council                          National Museum Liverpool

The Christie Hospital                           Hyndburn Council                            

North Lincs Council                            North East Regional Employers        

North West Regional Employers       East Midlands Regional Employers

Blackburn Council                              Wigan Council                                  

Burnley Council                                   UNISON                                            

UNITE                                                  GMBU

Direct Rail                                            Bury Council                                      

Barnsley Council                                 Kirklees Council                                

 Northumberland National Park        South Tyneside Homes

Southport & Ormskirk NHS Trust        Preston City Council                          

Darlington Council                               Halton Borough Council                    

Sefton Council                                     Lincoln County Hospital

Lancashire Police                                 Glaxo Smith Kline

St Ledger Homes                                  University of Liverpool

Northumberland CC                            Aintree University Hospital

University of Birmingham                     Humberside Fire & Rescue







“I have used the mediation services offered by Melvin on a number of occasions.  Melvin is quick to respond is flexible and accommodating in his approach delivering great results.”

Eve Lightfoot, Director of Workforce, The Christie NHS Trust Foundation

Mel has always been our 'go to person' to help organisations manage difficult interpersonal relationships, he has provided excellent mediation, coaching and counselling support for a range of organisations. North West Employers is a membership organisation and we are trusted by our members to provide high quality professional  services and having Mel as part of our team has enabled us to offer excellent support to resolve very sensitive situations and improve team and organisational effectiveness.

Mel has a unique blend of skills that we value , he is insightful, creative and straightforward and this means his work is powerful and has lasting effect. 

Liz McQue, Chief Executive NW Regional Employers

“I have worked with Mel for over 20 years now in differing sectors and organisations.  He is client focused, agile to the needs of the organisation and delivers high quality interventions.  Mel has been particularly effective in the area of colleagues and organisations.”

Susan Westbury, Deputy Director of Workforce,   Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust