David Noon

Principal Consultant

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Melo | David Noon
Cooking
Art, interior design and decoration are David’s real passion
Football and cricket keep David busy
Cooking
Food and wine are the way to David’s heart, especially a blisteringly good curry!
Whenever he gets the chance, you'll find David travelling far and wide.
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What David wants you to know

David believes that “people buy people”, a timeless truth he holds firm, despite the rise of technology and AI. He has spent his career helping specialists and leaders be the very best versions of themselves.

David’s journey has been marked by continuous learning, practice, and experience, all leading up to his current role at Melo. Here, he has distilled 42 years of professional wisdom into actionable insights, aimed at enhancing the skills of those in the profession. He believes we can make a big difference to all we help, whether as direct client-facing, supporting or leading in the profession.  If we all choose to do this, why not be the best at it?

Let’s cut to the chase

Been there, done that

Years of experience under his belt
Advisers and leaders he has influenced, managed and helped
% Was his result on his first important school test
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Want to know a secret? David had a serious bleed on the brain stroke eight years ago, but he came back stronger and it made him a better leader!

Their philosophy of "culture before cash" and genuine desire to make sure that business owners get the best possible fit and overall deal means I recommend them highly.
Dominic Rose
Ben took the time to listen, understand what we wanted to achieve and provide insight from his years of experience. I feel comfortable that we are being guided by someone who knows what they are doing and, more importantly, listens to what we want and does what he says he’ll do.
Pete Summerbee
Training & Competence Manager
Vicki and the team provided first-class support when we were purchasing a business. They have a great ability to see the commerciality and be open in their dealings with clients. This is very welcome at what is a stressful time, whether you are selling or buying a business.”
Helen Gott
Rachael was a great support in the identification and recruitment of financial planning talent. She understood the market and took time to understand the calibre of individuals I was looking for.
John Hill
I felt completely safe in Rachael’s hands and was very pleased with the introductions that were made. I’m pleased to say that this led to a successful placement. Thank you, Rachael.
Gemma Oliver
We had a great experience working with Ben and Izzy on strategic marketing workshops. They were a huge support from start to finish, thanks to their talented facilitation and organisational skills. Their knowledge and understanding of the financial planning profession was a big bonus too.
Debbie Brindley
Marketing Manager

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Victoria Hicks

Group CEO

Brian Hill

Chief Marketing Officer & Managing Director of Exits

Ben Wright

Chief Innovation Officer & Director of Progress

Rachael Fennessey

Chief People Officer & Managing Director of Recruitment

Anthony Singleton

Non-Executive Director

Stuart Hicks

Group Chief Operating Officer

Catherine Slaven

Executive Assistant to the Board

Kath Harvey

Head of Progress

Louen Davis

Operations Executive

James Rhodes

Senior Relationship Manager

Charlotte Flaherty

Senior Talent Manager

Hazelle Colita

Business Support Administrator

Tom Wotton

Director of Finance & Exit Partner

Zane Hunter

Head of Exits

Molly Parkinson

Marketing Manager

Tom Bagley

Operations Director
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