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Meet Our Partners

Meet our Partners

We are incredibly lucky to be supported by some of the biggest brands in the UK. These companies have provided the financial support which enables us to deliver our programs in the UK. In doing so they have demonstrated their dedication to promoting marketing excellence, passion for developing exceptional marketing talent and the philanthropic commitment to investing in the industry as a whole.

Australia Partners
USA Partners

If you are interested in becoming a Premier Partner or wish to discuss ways to get involved at a corporate level please email

Scholarship Premier Partners

Take a look the 2019 UK Scholarship Partners below:

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KFC Global

KFC Corporation, based in Louisville, Kentucky, is one of the few brands in America that can boast a rich, decades-long history of success and innovation. It all started with one cook who created a soon-to-be world-famous recipe more than 70 years ago, a list of secret herbs and spices scratched out on the back of the door to his kitchen. That cook was Colonel Harland Sanders, of course, and now KFC is the world’s most popular chicken restaurant chain, specializing in that same Original Recipe® along with Extra Crispy™ chicken, home-style sides and buttermilk biscuits.

There are over 20,500 KFC outlets in more than 125 countries and territories around the world. And you know what? There’s still a cook in a kitchen in every last one of them, freshly preparing delicious, complete family meals at affordable prices.


Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 449,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives


PHD London was the founding office of the first truly planning-led media agency in the UK. Today it is now part of a 70 office global network, home of PHD’s worldwide management team and part of Omnicom Media Group. From its inception, PHD has always been one of the UK’s most forward-thinking media agencies, renowned for challenging convention, breaking new ground in communications thinking and ultimately looking to find a better way in everything we do.

Finding a better way manifests itself in many ways – from being the first media agency in the UK to launch its own affiliates network to offering the most comprehensive media education programme to 200 clients, for free, to employing our own in-house recruitment specialist to ensure we attract the best talent and reduce the amount of money we spend finding them.

This approach, coupled with the buying power we offer through Omnicom Media Group’s centralised negotiation point OPera has attracted a diverse client list which includes Sainsbury’s, Cadbury,, Warner Bros., ING Direct, and our founding client The Guardian, who we have worked with for 20 years.

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Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Facebook can help your large, medium or small business grow. Get the latest news for advertisers and more on our Facebook Business Page.

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BT is one of the world’s leading communications services companies, serving the needs of customers in the UK and across the world, where we provide fixed-line services, broadband, mobile and TV products and services as well as networked IT services.

In the UK we are a leading communications services provider, selling products and services to consumers, small and medium sized enterprises and the public sector. We also sell wholesale products and services to communications providers in the UK and around the world. Globally, we supply managed networked IT services to multinational corporations, domestic businesses and national and local government organisations.

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ITV is an integrated producer broadcaster, operating the largest commercial family of channels in the UK. In addition to traditional broadcasting on channels, ITV delivers content on demand through numerous platforms, both directly and via ITV Player. Through ITV Studios content is produced for both ITV channels and third parties in the UK and increasingly overseas. ITV’s distribution business sells finished programmes and formats worldwide.

Fellowship Premier Partners​

The Fellowship program is developed in partnership with McKinsey & Company and sponsored by Facebook.

McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company

The Fellowship Program is developed in Partnership with McKinsey & Company who are a global management consulting firm that serves leading businesses, governments, non governmental organizations, and not for profits. They help their clients make lasting improvements to their performance and realize their most important goals. Over nearly a century, they have built a firm uniquely equipped to this task.

The CMO Club

The CMO Club is a community for senior marketing executives to come together, share ideas, be inspired, and solve their toughest challenges in an exclusive, yet relaxed environment.
Tailored exclusively for top marketing executives, the club prides itself on being the most innovative and engaged community of senior marketing leaders in the world. The CMO Club was founded by seasoned marketing executive, Pete Krainik in 2008.
Our Membership is 650+ CMOs strong and growing, representing both B2B and B2C brands. You can find CMO Club Chapters in over 30 cities across the globe. Fueled by dynamic peer-to-peer problem-solving, inspirational and educational events, and insights into the latest marketing trends and cutting-edge innovation, the CMO Club is the place to be for the world’s top marketing executives.

Scholarship Alumni Partners

The Scholarship Alumni program is sponsored by:

WeAreFearless is an integrated creative agency solving challenges differently. Harnessing the cultural power of sports, music, entertainment and talent, we challenge convention to find opportunity and growth.

We pride ourselves on our proprietary human insight tools built around psychology and neuroscience. Our international team of cultural experts specialise in developing bolder strategies, partnerships, content, social campaigns and activations through channel-agnostic earned, owned and paid communications plans shared across digital and mainstream media.

Four years in, we’re proud of our award-winning work and joined up thinking with the likes of Bridgestone Europe, UEFA and Firestone. Headquartered in London, in the past year alone, we have worked in 10 international markets from Argentina to right across Europe, most recently in Azerbaijan. And we’ve only just begun…


Kantar is the world’s leading data, insights and consulting company. We understand more about how people think, feel, shop, share, vote and view than anyone else.

Combining our expertise in human understanding with advanced technologies, our 30,000 people help the world’s leading organizations succeed and grow.

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The Creative Engagement Group is a group of companies focused on engaging audiences through the creation and delivery of live experiences, film, immersive, interactive, training and scientific content.
Amazon logo was founded in 1994 with Amazon’s mission is to be Earth’s most customer-centric company. Amazon offers low prices and fast delivery on millions of items, designs and builds the bestselling Kindle hardware, and empowers companies and governments in over 190 countries around the world with the leading cloud computing infrastructure through its Amazon Web Services offering.

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Google’s mission is to organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. As a first step to fulfilling that mission, Google’s founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin developed a new approach to online search that took root in a Stanford University dorm room and quickly spread to information seekers around the globe. Google is now widely recognised as the world’s largest search engine — an easy-to-use free service that usually returns relevant results in a fraction of a second.

When you visit or one of the dozens of other Google domains, you’ll be able to find information in many different languages; check stock quotes, maps and news headlines; look up phonebook listings for every city in the United States; search billions of images and peruse the world’s largest archive of Usenet messages — more than 1 billion posts dating back to 1981.

We also provide ways to access all this information without making a special trip to the Google home page. The Google Toolbar enables you to conduct a Google search from anywhere on the web. And for those times when you’re away from your PC altogether, Google can be used from a number of wireless platforms including WAP and i-mode phones.

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Fellowship Alumni Partners

The Fellowship Alumni program is sponsored by:

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Capita is a consulting, digital services and software business.

We are driven by our purpose: to create better outcomes – for our employees, clients and customers, suppliers and partners, investors, and society.

We are committed to being a responsible business – in how we operate, serve society, respect our people and the environment, and deliver attractive returns to our investors.

Every day we help millions of people, by delivering innovative solutions to transform and simplify the connections between businesses and customers, governments and citizens.

We partner with clients and provide them with the insight and cutting-edge technologies that give time back, allowing them to focus on what they do best and making people’s lives easier and simpler.

We operate in the UK, Europe, India and South Africa – and across six divisions: Software; Technology Solutions; People Solutions; Customer Management; Government Services and Specialist Services.

The CMO Club is a community for senior marketing executives to come together, share ideas, be inspired, and solve their toughest challenges in an exclusive, yet relaxed environment.
Tailored exclusively for top marketing executives, the club prides itself on being the most innovative and engaged community of senior marketing leaders in the world. The CMO Club was founded by seasoned marketing executive, Pete Krainik in 2008.
Our Membership is 650+ CMOs strong and growing, representing both B2B and B2C brands. You can find CMO Club Chapters in over 30 cities across the globe. Fueled by dynamic peer-to-peer problem-solving, inspirational and educational events, and insights into the latest marketing trends and cutting-edge innovation, the CMO Club is the place to be for the world’s top marketing executives.

Our mission is to help businesses and organisations around the world deliver official answers everywhere people search. Powered by the Yext Search Experience Cloud platform, we put businesses and organisations in control of their facts online and provide accurate, up-to-date, official answers to consumer questions across the entire search ecosystem.

Faculty Learning Partners

These fabulous organisations contribute to the coaching and leadership development of our programs.

Thomas Barta

Thomas Barta is the world’s premier expert, author, and keynote speaker on marketing leadership.

Thomas is a former partner of McKinsey. His pioneering research brings a fresh perspective to the customer organization: leadership – including the world’s largest study, with over 68,000 assessments – on what makes for an impactful marketing officer.

Thomas has consulted and marketed for over 20 years, in 14 industries, in 45 countries. His clients include many of the world’s most prominent companies, including over two dozen from the Fortune 500.
He is the author of the leadership book The 12 Powers of a Marketing Leader (with Patrick Barwise, McGraw-Hill). He writes for numerous publications from Forbes to Marketing Week.

After a fast-track marketing career at Kimberly-Clark (Kleenex), where he led the growth of large international brands, Thomas joined McKinsey to help CEOs deliver profitable growth in a bigger way. He later became the client strategy advisor to McKinsey’s global board of directors. As a dean of the firm’s highest-rated internal program, Thomas trained over a thousand McKinsey leaders on driving change without authority.

For the CMO Fellowship (a McKinsey and Marketing Academy program to prepare CMOs for a CEO role), Thomas serves as its long-standing leadership dean. For a select group of global CMOs, Thomas serves as their personal advisor.
Thomas holds an MBA from London Business School and a Master’s in Clinical Organizational Psychology from INSEAD Business School (France and Singapore).


Wisdom8 is a boutique, international coaching firm that works with CEOs, Executive Boards, and emerging C-Suite leaders, to accelerate executive performance and work towards greater business results.

Wisdom8, led by CEO Katherine Tulpa, has been running the Coaching Faculty for the both the Scholars and Fellows program, for the UK/Europe Marketing Academy, for over 9 years and recently for the Fellowship Program in the U.S.

The Living Leader

Our Personal Leadership Program provides a powerful springboard for generating the understanding and co-operation required for success as well as exploring abilities and expanding horizons and explains the fundamental elements of creating an environment where individuals can think clearly, deeply and creatively.

The Living Leader is headed by Penny Ferguson and provides Personal Leadership Development. We are committed to creating permanent positive change that impacts each individual we touch. Our philosophy is based on the belief that it is not important to simply be an outstanding leader but about how many leaders you can develop and our goal is to pass this on to delegates attending our courses.

Over 35,000 delegates from across the globe have experienced our programs, which are renowned for the fast and dramatic results that they achieve, both for the organization and for the individual.

T: 01635 276333


Virtual Campus Partners

The Virtual Campus is sponsored by:

Zapnito is the SaaS platform that helps brands deliver expertise on-demand and build sustainable communities. We help knowledge-sharing industries, event organizers, healthcare organizations and more to connect with their audiences, drive revenue and reach business goals.

A huge thank you to our 10th Birthday Sponsors

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A massive thank you to the following who helped make the 10th Birthday ‘A Party Like No Other’

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Advocate Partners

CMO Council

The Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council is the only global network of executives specifically dedicated to high-level knowledge exchange, thought leadership and personal relationship building among senior corporate marketing leaders and brand decision-makers across a wide range of global industries.

The CMO Council’s 15,000+ members control more than $500 billion in aggregated annual marketing expenditures and run complex, distributed marketing and sales operations worldwide. Additional information can be found at

Media Partners

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We are proud to partner with citizenM as one of our official venue partners in the UK

The citizenM philosophy is ‘affordable luxury for the people’, offering guests all the luxuries they would expect from a high-end hotel in a prime location, but without sky-high prices. citizenM was founded by Rattan Chadha, the founder and former CEO of the fashion brand Mexx. The first citizenM hotel opened at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport in 2008, and the brand now operates 19 hotels in some of the world’s most exciting cities including London, Paris, New York, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, and Kuala Lumpur.

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Jak & London WordPress Boutique for WordPress web development, hosting and site maintenance.

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The Scholarship – a 9 month, free, part time program for 30 of the UK’s fastest rising stars in Marketing, Advertising, Media and Communications.

The Fellowship – Equips CMOs and Marketing Directors with the tools, knowledge and insight to make the move onto Boards and into General Management / MD / CEO roles.

12 month full paid Marketing Apprenticeship for young adults who because of challenging backgrounds, lack qualifications or poor life choices are normally overlooked for this kind of work experience