The founder of The MEL Group, Laurence (Larry) Smith, was tragically killed in a landing accident at Luton Airport.
The reason there is such a strong resolve in the company is that these events could not be changed. Larry had an incredibly strong passion for quality and perfection in everything he did. Larry believed that the reasons why things could not be done were just excuses!
Laurence served time in the Royal Air Force, as a Licensed Aircraft Engineer. He saw a niche in the market for a new business based on customer service, quality, design, products and attention to detail. This small business has grown to become The MEL Group.
Of course behind every successful man there is a stronger woman. Laurence’s wife, Pat Smith continued his dream for many years. Sadly Pat passed away peacefully on the 31st January 2017. They are both finally reunited and looking down on what they both created.
They would be immensely proud of The MEL Group brand. It is now up to everyone to continue in the spirit of what these two wonderful people began way back