Read what my clients think about working with me.

RICS regional awards

Melissa hosted this annual awards ceremony in the following regions: South West, East and the North of England

The Good Estate Agency Music and Art Event

Melissa recently hosted a charity event for our company, The Good Estate
Agency, at Gusto Restaurant in Manchester and successfully ran the evening
from start to finish. She kept our guests entertained throughout the night
and with her enthusiasm, passion and great personality helped us raise a
fantastic amount for Nordoff Robbins in the charity auction and raffle. If
you are looking for a host to look after your event, I would highly
recommend Melissa and we very much look forward to working with her again in
the future.

Howard Ratcliffe GEA founder

Cheshire Life and Lancashire Life Food and Drink Awards 2015

Melissa Porter hosted the Cheshire Life and Lancashire Life Food and
Drink Awards 2015 at the Midland Hotel. This eminently capable lady took
control of the occasion from the word go and her charisma and
broadcasting experience was evident. She was the anchor woman of the
occasion and put everyone with her on the platform at ease. Her skill
meant that the evening progressed seamlessly from start to finish.
Melissa is unflappable and has a strong stage presence - charmingly
controlling the audience when high spirits meant that the chatter became
a little too noisy.
Melissa is also, as glamorous a presenter as anyone could require!
Louise Taylor. Editor

British Thyroid Foundation

The British Thyroid Foundation for whom I am a patron. I have hypothyroidism which is essentially an under active thyroid gland. My symptoms include tiredness, memory loss and weight gain and I take 125mg of thyroxine per day for life. People write to me with similar conditions and ask me for any tips I may share on how I live with it. Here you go: As much as possible, I eliminate wheat and dairy from my diet and it helps to stabilise my weight (although my sugar intake has increased, I'm a sweet fiend). I choose to monitor my weight but am lucky that as quickly as it can go on, it drops off fast too. I eat Soya and rye based products and my main carbohydrates come from vegetables. I avoid noodles, rice, pasta, potatoes and bread made from wheat. Makes me feel better.

Exercise is a wonderful tonic for me although I'm not a huge fan of the gym. It invigorates me and gets my blood pumping and if I've been feeling sluggish, is an instant fix. Three times a week I do 20 mins on a jogging machine and then chatting and weights and a little more wasting time! I saw a personal trainer who made a huge difference to the way I felt, expensive but worth it. I preferred to train with him three times a week vs. my couple of nights out a week. Similar costs.

I'm a huge fan of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and hold the belief that I'm extremely lucky. Compared to others my illness is small fry and my positive attitude helps me.

My memory loss sometimes bugs me but those nearest and dearest to me understand and when it gets people cross, I laugh and I love to laugh at them!

Cross Cultural Solutions (CCS)

In February 2006 I worked for a month in an orphanage in Ayacucho, Peru. It was a life changing experience for me. The children were beautiful and taught me so much and in turn I was able to give my time and love to them. CCS is an international volunteer program that involves working side by side with local people and sharing in the goals of the community.