About Us

The Management Services Turkey team is made up of professionals who have a wide range of experience and knowledge in commercial and other matters which may interest foreign companies and individuals wishing to develop their connections in Turkey. Our team is ready to provide support in identifying and researching opportunities, in preparing detailed sectoral analyses, in following up and reviewing process in investments and negotiations with Turkish parties, and in acting as a trusted and useful point of reference in Turkey.

Managing Director
Mr. J.Melvin Cottrell

Melvin Cottrell settled in Turkey in 1977 after graduating from Manchester University in Management Sciences. He worked at Arthur Andersen (1979 – 1982 as Audit Senior), American Express Bank (1982 – 1986, first as Accounting Manager, and later as Operations Manager), and Tekstilbank (1986 – 1991 as Assistant General Manager – Operations) before founding his own company RGS Group in 1992.

RGS Group grew into one of the largest facilities services companies in Turkey, with an annual turnover of over USD 70 million and some 5,000 employees. Melvin Cottrell sold RGS Group in 2012 to Orion Holding.

Melvin Cottrell was the Vice Chairman at the British Chamber of Commerce in Turkey for three years from 2010 to 2013.