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Fiona Carthy

Fiona Carthy (1963-2024)

Fiona launched Carthy Communications in 2013 after working in education and public sector marketing for more than a decade. Fiona wanted to bring her practical experience to the sector and develop a range of marketing and communications services for FE Colleges and Schools.  Carthy Communications brings together marketing research, strategy and implementation expertise to deliver a tangible difference on the ground for its clients.

Fiona’s mantra was always about making the best possible impact whilst taking a realistic approach, based on the available budgets and resources. Carthy Communications was born out of Fiona’s vision to become a critical friend to its clients, helping them shape long-term and sustainable changes to their market positioning and to improve the way marketing operates and is perceived within organisations.

Fiona was a dedicated and visionary leader; she was also a beloved colleague and friend. Those who knew or worked with Fiona will have experienced her infectious energy, passion and determination in everything she did. Her legacy is woven into the very fabric of Carthy Communications. 

The team, who shared many years of collaboration with Fiona, carry on her legacy with pride, striving to uphold her exceptional standards.

Laura Boundy – Senior Marketing Consultant

With over 16 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.

Laura offers our clients a dynamic suite of skills from strategy delivery, managing large projects (campaigns, websites) and digital strategy to team mentoring and recruitment.

CIM Professional Certificate in Marketing; CIM Professional Diploma in Marketing

Claire Rogers

Claire Rogers – Senior Marketing Consultant

Claire is a highly qualified and experienced marketing and advertising specialist. With 15 years’ national and international experience in the UK and Australia, Claire has worked both in-house in colleges and training providers within Head of Marketing roles. Claire has also worked in marketing agencies managing client accounts across various sectors such as Local Government, Schools, Not-For-Profit and Retail.

Claire’s expertise in managing multi-brands, digital marketing, web development projects, campaigns and project management delivers strategic results for our clients.

CAM Diploma in Digital Marketing; CIM Professional Certificate in Marketing; CIM Professional Diploma in Marketing (in progress)

Jane O’Keeffe

Jane O’Keeffe – Senior Marketing Consultant

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.

More recently, Jane was the Director of Marketing and Communications at Forest School in North East London, one of England’s largest independent schools. At Forest she was a member of the Senior Leadership Team and was responsible for leading the development and implementation of an integrated marketing strategy to meet the objectives of the school’s five-year strategic development plan. Her remit encompassed; advertising, PR, stakeholder engagement, termly newsletters, responsibility for the website, digital campaigns and all aspects of social media marketing.

BA Hons

Meg Bullock

Meg Bullock – Marketing Consultant

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.

Meg’s talkative and inquisitive nature makes social media the perfect partner. An expert on all platforms, she uses social media to connect and get to the heart of the brand. In 2017 the college Meg worked in-house for secured ‘Best Instagram Performance, College Category’ and ‘Best Overall Social Media Presence’ in the Edurank Awards.

Charlie Carthy

Charlie Carthy – Creative Media Manager

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

Charlie also has experience working in the FE sector where he taught Media Production.

BA in Digital Animation from University of Hertfordshire

Lynn Cowley

Lynn Cowley – Office Manager

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 a strong financial background and key organisational skills, Lynn provides a solid and reliable anchor to support the Carthy Communications team.