My Creative Thoughts is run by Mel Cheung-Turner. After over 20 years on the corporate ladder in senior marketing and executive positions, Mel decided it was time to reassess her life. Around the same time, her young son, Louis, was starting to develop a talent for table tennis, and was soon in the England squad and competing in national and international tournaments regularly.
This meant Mel was having to spend more time travelling and supporting her son. Ultimately, she decided to shift her goals to help him achieve his. She now has a better work-life balance, spends more time with her family, and feels much more fulfilled running her own business.
Mel is also a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Communications Committee of the British Para Table Tennis Board – the national governing body for elite Para Table Tennis, which funds the Paralympics and International Championships.
‘I’d achieved my ambition of becoming a marketing director at a young age and had an extremely successful corporate career. Then my circumstances changed, and my priorities moved with them. I’ve simply chosen a different path, so my son can have the chance to fulfil his dreams.’
Managing Director – Bathgate Business Finance
“I met Mel when she took up her Group Marketing Advisor role with the Archibald Bathgate Group and she delivered some excellent pieces, not only for the Group, but also specifically for Bathgate Business Finance. Knowing her skills in Project Management, we asked for her help to deliver our new website. Mel’s strengths are her attention to detail, which when combined with her experience and great communication skills, gave us the confidence in taking on the project.”
Managing Director – Citation Professional Solutions
“Mel is a very capable Marketing Director, and built a brilliant marketing team spirit. Very hardworking, she tackles all tasks with amazing energy, and determination, and has been successful in delivering several key projects for Citation. Mel is always a pleasure to work with as a result of her positive proactive approach to any job she is faced with”
Central Retail Operations Director – Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc
“Mel is a detailed operator who has excelled in delivering excellent customer interaction and feedback to the retail team, to enable the senior team to improve customer relations and customer satisfaction. Mel works well at all levels to provide detailed analysis and feedback and is a pleasure to work with.”
Non-Executive Director – British Para Table Tennis
“It has been a joy working with Mel on the board of British Para Table Tennis. She is always there to offer advice and to give her extremely valid and valuable opinion whenever needed. Energetic, extremely personable and hard-working, Mel is a very effective board director.”
Owner and Digital Producer – Pzazz Creative Media
“Mel is a master of her chosen subject, she excels on all levels whether its business communication, marketing strategy or project management. She immerses herself into her clients’ requirements and delivers on time and on budget. Her skill-set is vast and experience second-to-none. As a company owner, I highly recommend Mel to any prospective SMEs or large organisations out there.”
Managing Partner – Crestcom International LLC
“I worked directly with Mel for about two years during my time as Commercial Director at Johnsons. During this time, I found Mel to be a great asset to our Executive Team. Mel successfully designed, modelled, executed and analysed numerous ground breaking Marketing initiatives. Mel is a commercially astute, talented, hardworking and dedicated marketing professional that would be an asset to any company wishing to develop their business. Highly recommended.”
CEO – Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation
“Mel is a very dedicated member of our retail board. She provides excellent advice on the strategy for our charity retail shops, with particular expertise on the online side and marketing of our brand. Mel is very generous with giving her time and advice for our charity and we very much appreciate all her support.”
General Manager – Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc
“During her time there, Mel has made a massive impact and achieved some outstanding results, launched several high-profile campaigns (against some seriously challenging deadlines), driven forward the brand’s social presence and helped give ‘digital’ a much higher profile in the organisation. Mel’s attention to detail is second to none and she always goes the extra mile to achieve success for the business… a valuable asset to any organisation.”