Melanie Bryan


Melanie Bryan OBE is a multi-award winning social entrepreneur. She and her husband have a portfolio of social enterprises that include:

  • WhyNotChange which works with charities, social enterprises and local business to help them grow sustainably. This includes helping them to win contracts and funding.
  • A Man For All Seasons which provides gardening, handyperson and landscaping services to enable the elderly, disabled and vulnerable to remain living independently and comfortably in their own homes for longer

Passionate about making a positive difference, Melanie donates a substantial amount of her personal time to undertake a number of pro-bono roles each of which helps to address a social issue. Melanie’s particular interest in the Poverty Commission is to find practical ‘on the ground’ solutions that work and can be replicated to benefit people across Greater Manchester.