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Who We Are

Founder & Creative Director

About Mel

Melanie Rees

Melanie is the founder and Creative Director and leads the day-to-day operation of The Green Centre. She has 30+ years experience in education and is the founder of several projects.

1989 - National Non-Uniform Day now called Day for Change. Founded by Melanie and a group of Year 9 students at Fazakerely Comprehensive School in Liverpool. This was supported by UNICEF and became its most successful school fund-raising event, raising millions of pounds for overseas aid. 2017 is the 28th anniversary of this scheme.

1995 - Cornerstones Independent School now called The Lioncare School. Founded my Melanie. The school provides education for children with emotional and behavioural problems. Supported by a fantastic team, Melanie led the school through registration from the Department for Education and Skills, and passed two OFSTED inspections.

2005 - The Green Centre. Founded by Melanie as a mobile project called the Green Workshop which then found a permanent home in 2009 and became known as the Green Centre. 2017 sees the Green Centre take to the road on a double decker bus.

About Tony

Tony Nisbett

Tony is the founder and business mentor. He supports the project by looking after the back-office functions including maintaining our Community Interest Company status, all Companies House business, all Inland Revenue business, budgeting, accounts, helping with marketing by designing flyers, posters and brochures. He also helps with the design and maintenance of the web site. He has spent many years helping to develop the paperless society and much of his time is spent on consulting in e-business technology and sustainability related matters.