Having founded, developed and then run the Cambridge Marketing Colleges since 1991, Charles decided in 2016 that it was time for younger set of hands to take the reins, he took on the role of International Ambassador for the College, a Mentor as the Judge Business School to young Entrepreneurs and Trustee of the Cromwell Museum, whilst continuing to write and give talks.
Charles has many years' of marketing experience, from government relations, through market research to marketing communications and strategy. He gained this experience across a broad range of industries including textiles, software, telecommunications and financial services working for Arthur Andersen, Mercury Communications, Extel Financial and Touche Remnant. Charles is Chairman and a founding director of Cambridge Marketing Colleges and consults in marketing for high technology and publishing companies. He is a former member of the CIM's International Board of Trustees and is President of the CIM Cambridgeshire Branch. Charles has an MBA from Warwick Business School. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Charles is an experienced tutor and delivers courses across all levels of the CIM and CAM qualifications.
In 2017, he was recognised as one of Cambridge's 25 most influential business figures.