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Education Marketing Consultants

FE Colleges | Schools | Universities


Built on Experience - Grown on Results

Established in 2013, Carthy Communications is an education marketing agency providing marketing services to further education colleges, schools, universities and training providers.

We specialise in market research, marketing strategy and implementation to boost your market position and grow your student numbers.

With over 20 years experience in the education sector, we pride ourselves on delivering measurable outcomes for clients, which is why many clients retain us for long term support.

Our extensive knowledge and experience mean we can hit the ground running and can effect change quickly. We can become an extension of your team, providing a fast response and expert guidance as required.

See our impressive client list below and email for an informal conversation.


Windsor Forest Colleges Group
Activate Learning
Croydon College
London South East Colleges
new college swindon

"Having Carthy Communications work with us as consultants on a long term basis allowed us to secure the specialist expertise we needed without the expense of recruiting a Director. They became a very highly valued members of our team and our approach to marketing has transformed accordingly”

Tim Jackson, Former Principal Sparsholt College

Our Team


Fiona has 25 years’ experience as a senior marketing and communications specialist in both the education and public sectors in the UK and Australia/New Zealand.Fiona’s extensive experience both in-house and as a consultant means she brings up to date knowledge and understanding to every project.


With over 15 years in-house, agency and freelance experience Laura brings a wealth of expertise to the Carthy Communications mix. She has worked across an exciting range of both B2B and B2C industries including colleges, global academic publishing, public sector and digital agency.


Claire is a highly qualified and experienced marketing and advertising specialist. With over 10 years’ national and international experience in the UK and Australia, Claire has worked both in-house in colleges and training providers and in a number of marketing agencies.


With a background in the arts and culture sector Meg brings a different approach to marketing. After completing her degree in Fine Art she went to work for both Tate Modern and Tate Britain. Meg has since worked in colleges and more recently in a digital agency servicing both B2C and B2B clients.


Charlie is our creative mind helping to develop visual content for clients including photography, video, animations and creative content. With a passion for film making and animation, he brings creativity and technical knowledge to our team. He has also taught Media Production.


Lynn is an experienced business administrator, having worked in a variety of customer focussed environments, ranging from the film industry to retail. She also ran her own business in the leisure industry for over 15 years providing a bespoke tuition experience.


With over 20 years of experience in-house, agency and freelance experience, Jane brings a wealth of expertise to the Carthy Communications mix. She has worked across a broad range of brands during her career in advertising including Levi’s, British Airways and Unilever and latterly was a Global Managing Partner at Ogilvy & Mather. Jane also worked as a Marketing and Communications specialist advising government departments, managing multiple specialist agencies and co-ordinating the implementation of large-scale integrated campaigns for HMRC, Department of Health and the Home Office.


Sad Loss for Carthy Communications

28 February 2024

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Fiona Carthy, the heart of Carthy Communications. After a short illness, Fiona passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family on Tuesday 13 February 2024. Fiona was not only a dedicated and visionary leader; she was also a beloved colleague and friend. Those who … Continued

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