Following our allocation of a larger relocation consultant firm by my husband's new company, I quickly realised that there are many issues that the Danish consultant was not aware of or familiar with,, such as cultural queries and nuances about everyday life, expectations and practices.
I decided to contact Melanie and use her in tandem with our Danish consultant. I had a skype call which was very useful. Melanie is very personable and it was like chatting to a friend! After the session I received a detailed report about our discussions which I referred to for many months afterwards!
Also I think that there are some issues that a native Danish consultant doesn't necessarily raise as they are the 'norm' here that they don't seem relevant - but to a non-Dane can be very important to know prior to or during a move.
I highly recommend Melanie's services, whether as a main relocation consultant, or alongside a nominated consultant (which are often provided with work contracts) to get a fresh perspective and real insight from someone who has been through the process. I can appreciate that other services she provides post-relocation may also be of use to people in helping deal with issues once in Denmark.
Zoe and Neil Hillman
We found Melanie to be an invaluable resource when we were moving to Copenhagen from Switzerland. Her rates are incredibly reasonable for the huge amount of information and assistance she has given us. Having a guide that is specifically tailored to our needs has has been such a time saver. Even after a full year I still refer to it regularly.
Laura Hall, Director of Comms, Kid & Coe
We reached out to Melanie because her blog, Dejlige Days, depicts life in Copenhagen so well - the good and the tricky - and we knew she would give us some great advice in our planning stage to move to the city. Combined with a quick scouting trip to the city, our first consultation with her gave us some valuable pointers and helped us clarify the critical things for us: schools and where to live.
Kate Poulsson Johnson, Copywriter, Brand Consultant, Editor,
Melanie was exactly what we needed when we started to think seriously about moving to Copenhagen. As a self-employed family, we were not emigrating with nice expat perks, remuneration packages, or relocations specialists afforded to us by future employers, so Melanie was a particular gift because without her we would have had no other way of accessing the kind of advice and information we have had.
Melanie has been thorough, patient and meticulous with us, from the moment we filled out her questionnaire to kick things off, through several Skype calls, and on to an email exchange that's allowed us to keep questions flying at her, and through which we've felt a strong sense of knowing what to expect from our new city. Essentially, she's eased our worries and cut through a mass of red tape that could have slowed us down during our move.
Overall Melanie is a warm, friendly, knowledgable and professional resource – and an absolute essential for anyone planning a move to Copenhagen.
Katy Harker, Specialty Registrar in Public Health
Melanie wrote a guide for us when we arrived in Copenhagen. It was so detailed and thoughtful and has made our transition so much smoother. I refer to her guide everyday and would be lost without it. The personalised Google map is an excellent touch and means I always know what's around me when out and about. Would recommend to anyone starting out in CPH.
Alex Ross, Student
Melanie provided a very personal and detailed meeting to assist us in our move to Denmark. We felt very well supported and well informed as a result of her services. Melanie provided a comprehensive review of our meeting, including additional details from our discussion which gave us a great deal of confidence in making our move to Denmark. What we really valued from the service Melanie provides is the time she dedicates to really understanding what you need as the customer.