Innovative research to support the National Fire Chiefs Council

At M·E·L Research our vision is to make a positive difference to organisations, employees, customers and wider society. With this in mind, we are delighted to be delivering a project with the National Fire Chiefs Council to support the development of nationally available tools in the areas of talent management, coaching and mentoring and leadership development.


Modern Fire and Rescue Services across the UK require leaders who are both operationally and professionally competent, as well as being capable of creating and delivering a compelling vision for the future to inspire and motivate others. They need to be able to collaborate widely to achieve more efficient, effective and joined up services for the communities they serve.

A suite of national products and tools are being developed by the NFCC Leadership Board. M·E·L Research is working in partnership with the Leadership Board to deploy research among Fire and Rescue Services to explore their particular needs, and how these national tools are likely to complement their existing workforce development practices. This online research among HR and OD leads will shape the design of the products and tools, to ensure maximum buy in and impact.

Having the opportunity to support an innovative programme which has the objective of producing competent, inspiring, resilient leaders is something we are very excited about.

For more information about how M·E·L Research can assist you in making positive difference to organisation please contact  steve.handley@melresearch.co.uk or clare.rapkins@melresearch.co.uk