Fiona Carthy - Director

Company Director Fiona Carthy has 20 years' experience as a senior marketing and communications specialist in both the public and education sectors. She established Carthy Communications to bring a more pragmatic personal service to the education sector.

Fiona's in-house experience means she brings up to date knowledge to the table. She has a clear understanding of the educational landscape and the funding and economic conditions. She talks the language of marketers and therefore can translate strategic concepts into operational actions that managers recognise and understand.

I am passionate about my work in the education sector - in fact I am passionate about education. I build strong and valued relationships with clients and become a supportive and critical friend. I have been a director and manager so understand the challenging priorities, with this in mind I provide realistic, achievable solutions.
Fiona Carthy - Managing Director (FCIM; MDipCIPR; MComn)

Fiona Carthy - Managing Director


Laura is a highly experienced education marketing specialist having worked as a Marketing Manager in colleges and academic publishing sector. A digital expert, Laura brings our digital strategy to life. She also excels in campaign and collateral development and is our go-to interim manager - adept at leadership and relationship building.

See Laura's recent campaign work for Basingstoke College of Technology (BCoT) . She has also been instrumental is securing BCoT's position as Number 1 in the UK for digital presence on Edurank


Sue Allison - PR Consultant

Sue brings 15 years experience as a frontline media relations specialist securing enormous amounts of coverage on a national, regional and local basis. Sue is in tune with what journalists want and will help to develop media savvy pitches, she also builds collaborative relationships - understanding clients' needs and creating media outputs that get real results. Sue also supports with social media accounts ensuring a seamless relationship between on and offline news.

Recent project: British Values article in Guardian Education for Sidcot School.


Amanda adams- marketing consultant

Amanda is an outstanding marketing manager with experience in the university and further education sectors. Her strategic awareness is excellent and is conveyed through campaigns and tactical elements. She provides a professional context for our work and has a sharp can do attitude that produces campaigns and collateral that shine.

See the recent course guide produced by Amanda for Hillcroft College.


Charlie Carthy - Visual Content/Admin Asst

Charlie is our creative mind helping to develop visual content for clients including video, animations and creative content. With a passion for film making and animation he brings creativity and technical knowledge to our team. He also helps with all the admin and supports our research projects.

See Charlie's recent animation for Andover College's Digital Futures' initiative. 



Lorraine keeps us organised and manages our administration and finances to keep us on track - with an education background as an Exams Manager she has logistics down to a tee and understands our client base intrinsically.



We only want to work with the best and therefore have formed strategic relationships with top level graphic design agencies and digital marketing agencies. We also have access to superb photographers so we can tell your story through emotive imagery that reflects your brand.