Who we are

2md is a multi-disciplinary consultancy providing regeneration, communication and design services to a range of voluntary, community, and public sector clients in the South West of England and West Midlands.

2md was established by Julian Mellor and Helen Miller in 1999 and incorporated as 2MD Regeneration Ltd in 2008.

The 2MD People

Julian Mellor is an economic and community regeneration consultant. He started his career in 1986 as a Chartered Surveyor with Kent County Council and then moved to Bristol City Council where he spent six years working in the property department followed by time in local plans, economic development and finally as job-share manager of a team initiating major development and investment programmes in South Bristol. In 2002 he left Bristol City Council to focus on 2MD.

Julian has gained extensive experience of property development, asset transfer, the needs of the voluntary and community sectors, community involvement, economic regeneration and the statutory planning system. Julian has also been trained in facilitation techniques. He is a Trustee of Somerset Film and a Governor of Wiveliscombe Primary School.  In 2005 he set up 10Radio and was Chair of Directors until 2013.  He was also a non-executive director of Friends of the Earth Ltd from 1999-2006.

Julian works with colleagues from a number of backgrounds. They include:

  • Helen Miller and Jonathon Gledson from Miller Design, a graphic design company based in Bristol.
  • Hugh Nettelfield, retired architect based in Bristol
  • Helen Bone and Halina Pasiecznik of Vivid Regeneration in Bristol
  • Tim Selman, landscape professional based in Shropshire

2MD is also a member of the Localism Network, a network of professionals who give practical advice on all aspects of Localism.

Localism Network


We believe:

  • That we must always make a difference to the place and people with whom we work.
  • That communities must be involved in decision making on matters that will affect their futures.
  • That good decision making comes from listening to and understanding all points of view.
  • That strong leadership comes from personal commitment and a shared vision.
  • That injustice and exclusion undermines the long term viability of communities and society.
  • That we should live as we preach by personally taking part in voluntary and community work and constantly working to reduce our environmental impact.