,  • January 12, 2017

We’re starting off the year with a whole host of fresh faces! Say hello to the newest Members at The Melting Pot…

Alyn Griffiths is a freelance journalist, editor and copywriter specialising in the arts, architecture and design. He is the former Design Editor of biannual men’s lifestyle magazine PORT and has contributed to a whole host of leading print and online publications, including CNN Style, Wallpaper and Dezeen.


Marit Boot founded the charity What? Why? Children in Hospital to help families prepare for hospital. Many children and their parents are anxious when they hear they need to have a procedure in hospital. What? Why? Children in Hospital supply resources, including videos, play ideas and information, about hospital tests to make the process less stressful for both children and parents.

Leah Jordan has snatched up one of the last remaining Fixed Desks! She works for Hub People, a white label dating site platform that helps people set up successful and profitable dating businesses. Leah is helping them with their sales and business development.

Disability Information Scotland are one of our Thorn House neighbours! Scott Stewart signed them up so they can make the most of all our informal meeting space. Disability Information Scotland promotes the social model of disability, recognising that disability is caused by the barriers which people with impairments meet in everyday life.

Paul Nelson has joined The Melting Pot to continue his work of bringing Guidepost to the UK. Guidepost has been working in South Africa for 4 years providing ongoing coaching support for delivering patient centered care for people with diabetes. We aim to help people with diabetes live a long and healthy life.

Matthew Motion works for Hekkel “We rapidly engage audiences and challenge people to work with thinking, not behaviours”. They run sessions called ‘Thinking Hacks’ to organisations to help adapt a person centred apprach and provide software services so people can always have a voice.

Zoe Ferguson has 20 years experience in public policy in Scotland in roles spanning research, analysis and policy, most recently as the Chief Social Researcher at the Scottish Government. “I have been motivated by the growing engagement in politics and public life in Scotland and left the Scottish Government to pursue roles closer to communities where I can develop an independent voice.” Welcome Zoe!

Catherine Henderson has joined The Melting Pot as a Business Development Consultant working for Place2Be. She’s providing the organisation with sustainability and growth advice and support. Place2Be is an award-winning charity providing school based emotional and mental health services that helps to improve the prospects of children aged 4-14 years.


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