Melissa Townson Training                                         - Passionate about training
             About Us 
A lifetime's experience within the hospitality and environmental health industries, both nationally and internationally as well as lecturing in catering, enables us to deliver a wide range of friendly and informative training courses that can make a real difference to your business.
We also provide NVQ Assessors for hospitality/Catering courses.

Based in North West England, we offer both a UK and World Wide service. 
Our services broadly fall into four main categories:
  • Consultancy
  • Business support
  • Training
  • Training package design

       Latest News

Olympic EHPs make games safe
EHN Online - Tom Wall 15/08/2012
Jenny Morris (left) Sharon Smith (right) and Melissa Townson (4th right).
Environmental health volunteers undertook 700 monitoring visits and walked an average of 11km a day during the Olympic Games.

The volunteers, who came from commercial and local government backgrounds, graded food units red for deficient in critical food safety areas, amber for deficient in some area of food safety or green for meeting all key standards.

Initial figures show that more than 200 food units received a green grading.

The volunteers aimed to support contractors so they could focus on high risk activities such as ensuring temperature control is properly managed, that cross contamination does not occur, that cleaning is thorough and that personal hygiene is good.
London 2012 Olympics
We are proud to announce that Melissa has been accepted onto the Environmental Health Team for the London 2012 Olympics as a Team Leader, based at the Olympic Park.
100% for CIEH Audit 2011
Melissa Townson Training were audited by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health in June 2011, to ensure that not only are we complying to their standards but also providing our learners with the very best standards of training and we are delighted to say we received a 100% for the audit!
Award is icing on the top of the cake!
"A decision to improve her knowledge before “being let loose on the public” has led to an Allerdale woman winning a prestigious University award.
Melissa Townson has received the Tim Curtis and Partnership Award this week after being nominated by her lecturers as “an outstanding student”". Read more
Our Mission Statement to our learners:
As a member of the Institute for Learning, the professional body for teachers and trainers, our aims are:
  • Professionalism: Strive for excellence in teaching and learning, and high levels of subject expertise, placing the interests and progression of our learners at the very heart of our practice. 
  • Development:Continually develop our expertise.
  • Autonomomy:Should be trusted to exercise informed judgement
  • Intergrity: Use our skills and knowledge wisely to benefit all our learners.
  • Equality: Recognise the diversity of our learners backgrounds and as positive role models for learners, provide fair opportunities for success in their career, whatever their background.
We offer both customised and accredited training, and are able to deliver courses in-house for companies, or as public courses for individual delegates to attend. We offer a wide range of courses applicable to most sectors of the industry. We are proud to say that we have 100% pass rate to date.
At our centre near Cockermouth in The English Lake District National Park, we offer both day and residential training courses.A more peaceful and relaxing learning environment would be hard to find.
Please visit our centre website at
To enquire about our training courses, including residential courses, please go to the Contact Us section on this website.
Our courses are designed to put the "fun" back into learning using a wide range of stimulus material and activities in a friendly environment.
"Spot the hazard"
"Assessing learning with card games"
Do our learners feel that they have learned anything!
"On a scale of 1-10 where would you rate your knowledge at:
        - the start of the course
        - the end of the course"
Telephone      07908071203                                             
The venue (at MTT centre) was perfect and created a great environment for learning. The tutor's assistance and feedback was first class. I thoroughly enjoyed the course. I'd recommend  MTT to everyone!"
                                   Tilly Elliott - freelance trainer