About us

International expert provider of Marketing and PR knowledge

41 tutors worldwide
114 global footprint
135 radio & TV shows
75 publications
32 years of teaching
292 CIM commendations
30 years

For the last 31 years, we have worked with marketing and PR professionals across all sectors including private, public and not-for-profit organisations to develop their skills and capabilities. Founded in 1991, we have grown to become an international expert provider of marketing and PR knowledge, skills and development. Our faculty of 41 tutors, who are all practitioners themselves, has helped over 8,000 professionals, through our qualifications, corporate in-house training and apprenticeships, enhance their careers. Our results speak for themselves.

Study centres around the world and students from 114 different countries so far.
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Pioneered online — with over 20 years experience.  2/3 of our students are online learners.
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More than a College — we publish our own study material, deliver weekly podcasts and fortnightly skills webinars, and proudly sponsor The Marketing Meetup.
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Our team

Tracy Nicholas
Apprenticeship Programme Officer
Thomas McAlinden
Course Leader for CIM Foundation
Katie Hart
Course Leader CIM Certificate
Charles Nixon
Founder, Course Leader Marketing Leadership Programme
Terry Nicklin
PR and Course Director for Digital Diploma
Alan Anstead
Course Leader CIPR programme
Jane Copeman
PA to Kiran Kapur and Shane Minett
Hayley Fabb
Apprenticeship Administrator
Ruth Allsebrook
Apprenticeship Administrator
Julian Berridge
Learning Styles Researcher

Our tutors

We pride ourselves on the fact that our tutors are practising Marketing or PR
professionals who bring a wealth of experience and skills to our courses.

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What our students say

I will update my profile to add my Diploma with CMC - which I still view as the best postgrad training/learning I have experienced.

Simon Whitmarsh-Knight Global Marketing Leader, INVISTA

Compared to my previous study centre, very high quality, value-adding approach.

CIM Student

Thank you for inviting me to present to Cambridge Marketing College which in itself is a fantastic marketing achievement.

Philip Kotler Emeritus Professor, Kellogg School of Management

The teaching and method of learning at CMC - weekend attendance combined with home study - really suited my lifestyle; it accommodated my full time work, helped me manage my family, and the tutors and structure of the courses and materials really gave me the flexibility I needed. My thirst for learning was definitely re-engaged as a result of my positive experience at CMC.

Lia Young Attorney, Caterpillar

I was very impressed by the approach and support offered by Cambridge Marketing College. Having transferred into the College from another study centre halfway through the qualification I feel that the standard offered is far superior and I wish I had started studying with Cambridge Marketing College from the start!

Postgraduate Diploma Student

The tutors were great, really informative and great at facilitating discussion. The focus was not for us to pass the exams, it was for us to challenge ourselves and each other around the subject matter. The breadth of experience and backgrounds of the other candidates really helped to add real life examples to the theory. I would fully recommend the course and college.

CMC Alumnus

I do really appreciate the support the college has provided me during this time (and subsequently recommended a friend who is also now studying here). I’ve studied with many education providers and this is by far the best service of anywhere I’ve studied.

Hannah Pike CIM Executive Weekend, Certificate Student

 The material supplied is excellent, much better than my previous College.

Jan Dully CAM Student

I would also like to take this opportunity to say that to date the quality of information and service provided has been second to none - in fact I would go so far as to say the difference is like night and day between my previous college and Cambridge Marketing College.

CIM Student

Thanks for the day – it was excellent in every respect: Great venue, Great speakers, Great delegates, Great structure, Great food, Great weather. Please invite me again next time!

Nick Taylor Marketing Director, Emerson Process Management

Thanks again, you and the College have been absolutely great and really do cater for people who study "on the job".

CIM Diploma Student

Cambridge Marketing College has amazing tutors, friendly administration staff and great teaching material.

CIM Diploma Student

I’m actually enjoying the course so much that I’m thinking of doing another once this one has finished – perhaps Driving Innovation, as I believe that future marketers will need to be innovators above all else.

Etain Case Digital Student

I've enjoyed every minute of my studies with Cambridge Marketing College. The tutors are experienced, can discuss any Marketing issue put to them and provide appropriate real life examples. The College is excellently run and I have always felt valued. I would thoroughly recommend studying for a CIM qualification at CMC.

Emma Gooderham Managing Director, Allies Computing

I took my exam on Friday, it went well and I feel positive. So all finished now hopefully (fingers crossed I pass). I wanted to say a genuine thank you for always being so helpful and easy to ask for help ! I know I asked you many questions, and you were ever so helpful. It made the whole process a lot easier.

Jodie Stewart Marketing Adminstrator, Barlow Tyrie Limited

Thank you for an enjoyable revision day - it was a great boost!  It was an interesting and informative session and the learning/study methods will be very useful to me.  The venue was amazing and felt more like being in a hotel than at college!

Claire Salerno Marketing Consultant

I made a very good decision, as my studies at CMC improved my overall understanding of marketing, not only market research and helped me get my current position as Market Research Executive at the RAC. The fact that I'm a CMC student and I had gained a CIM Award in Metrics convinced the interview panel I was the right candidate.I am very happy with my CMC experience and would recommend the College to anyone looking for a career change to marketing.

Oleksii Novakov CIM Diploma Student

The marketing college is renowned within the area for the student support and quality teaching. I also found the experience increased my confidence and meeting other marketing colleagues in other industries was fundamental to applying marketing tools in other scenarios outside of my own company.

CMC Cambridge Alumnus

Shane and all the people I and my colleagues spoke to were great – patient, supportive, efficient and friendly.

Lynwen Davison Communications Officer, Derbyshire County Council

Our history

1991 Cambridge Marketing College was established to ‘enhance the careers of marketing executives and improve the marketing of their companies’.
1995 We introduced weekend classes and short courses on top of our evening classes.
1997 We were one of the first colleges to have a website!
2001 Founder Charles Nixon was elected to the CIM Board of Trustees.
2002 We began to teach CIPR courses and to offer distance learning tuition internationally.
2007 Our first International study centre was opened in the Netherlands and we launched the first Cambridge Digital Marketing Conference.
2009 We published our first books with Prentice Hall, as a set of study guides for the CIM Certificate.
2011 Our journal, Cambridge Marketing Review was launched.
2014 Our radio show, The Marketing Review, began on Star Radio.
2016 We celebrated 25 successful years!
2018                                        We welcomed the NEW Marketing and PR apprenticeships into the mix!
2021                                        We celebrated our 30 year milestone!


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