What we do

Advances in technology and changes in customer demands can bring opportunities as well as disruption.

We are highly experienced at building business models, identify and commercialise new products and services and co-creating strategy. 

Working with open, bold, innovative companies.

Enabling you to find new customers, maintain your relevance and authenticity. 

Helping you to grow.


Embedding new skills is a crucial part of being a successful, innovative company. Learn how our Interactive Train the Trainer and Business Model Innovation courses can help you achieve your goals.

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Business Innovation

Learn how to Improve revenue streams, create new products and services and reach new customers to grow your business.


Strategic Faciliation

Supercharge your away days, meetings and events by making collective decisions; developing a product or strategy or co-creating innovative business solutions to grow your business.


Whilst line producing one of the UK's first digital feature films, Mel noticed that digital technology was not only changing the production process, it was also impacting industry business models.

So she designed and delivered training and consultancy to enable companies to change. Over the last fifteen years, Mel has worked under Media-Sauce working with the creative industries to design cutting edge, business model innovation and strategic training courses and consultancy services to companies and sectors, 

Demand has since come from other industries including tech, digital, manufacturing and open data.

Now many bold companies are realising the benefits of improving their business model and working collaboratively with their employees.



Mel Norman

Business Innovation Strategist/Founder

Mel ran her first business selling educational books in the US during her summers at University, learning innovative sales, business and management skills. After completing an MSc in Film and TV and taking a sabbatical as a business coach, she became a  Producer, and also provided bespoke business training to the creative industries.

In 2007 Mel moved into interactive entertainment and jointly won the ‘Socially responsive’ category at MIPTV’s 360 degree competition and became the Programme Director of the London Games Fringe, a collaborative festival bringing together many creative sectors.

Trading as Media-Sauce, Mel delivered training and consultancy to hundreds of companies from the tech, data, smart cities, creative, manufacturing and health sectors.

In 2012, Mel became the Theme Champion for Business Models and Growth for the Creative Industries and Director of the collaborative Social Media Week London.

Recently, Mel was the Business lead at the Open Data Institute and designed and delivered the Open Data Train The Trainer which created over 60 registered trainers from governments and organisations all over the world. 

As the Business lead at the Open Data Institute, Mel created and delivered training to companies including: Arrup, Thompson Reuters, Experian, Met Office, Department for Transport, World Bank, Office for National Statistics, CABI, Opendatasoft & Sports England.