Meet The Team


Our CIM Team

Our team of marketing professionals, tutors,  associates and support staff have been handpicked to deliver you with an outstanding learning experience. Every member of our team has been selected because they are quite literally “mad about marketing” and they bring that passion to the classroom along with their expertise.


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Debbie Rymer

Director & Principal

Debbie is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, a Chartered Marketer, SOSTAC® Certified Planner and an award winning marketing consultant and coach  with a career spanning 27 years. Debbie has been involved with the CIM for 16 years and  has tutored hundreds of CIM students from certificate to post graduate level and has received numerous commendations for her students outstanding results. Debbie set up the East Coast Marketing Academy in 2017 and also owns SAND Marketing and SAND Marketing Academy.

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Tara Gormley

Administrator

Tara is on hand to answer any initial enquiries and keeps everything running smoothly behind the scenes while the rest of team are busy delivering tuition. She is passionate about customer care and is here to support you with any non-marketing concerns so that you can focus on your studies. Tara is an intern at East Coast Marketing Academy where she is currently studying for her CIM Foundation Certificate in Marketing.



Our CIM Tutors

Our CIM Tutors are hands-on marketing practitioners and specialists in the qualification modules that they deliver. They have significant experience in training others and have personally achieved a CIM qualification either equivalent to or higher than the qualification that they teach.  Our tutors are focused on helping you succeed in your studies and in your marketing career. Their goal is your success.

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Denise Hamill

Lead Tutor

Denise is an award winning marketing professional with over 15 years’ industry experience. She is the lead tutor on the Level 6 Digital Diploma Digital Strategy and Level 3 Foundation Certificate Digital Essentials modules. She also teaches on the Level 4 Certificate in Marketing. Denise has won multiple marketing awards and runs her own marketing business Digital Den Marketing Ltd.


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Wayne Denner

Lead Tutor

Wayne is the lead course tutor for L4 Certificate Digital Marketing and L6 Mastering Digital Channels. He is an Internationally recognised as an Online Safety Expert and is a published author and trusted media commentator on aspects of Social Media, Online Safety and Technology. Wayne is the founder of 10th Step Marketing Communications Agency which he established in 2009.


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Heather Major

Lead Tutor

Heather is a Chartered Marketer and the lead course tutor on the Level 4 Certificate in Marketing, Customer Experience and Integrated Communications modules and also teaches on the Level 3 Foundation Certificate and the Level 6 Diploma. She has been a CIM tutor since 1990 and is the founder of Carrig Mor Training and Consultancy which she has run since 2013.


Our CIM Associates

Our associates are highly experienced hands-on marketing practitioners and experts in their field. They provide support to our lead tutors and students by delivering guest training and case studies in their specialist areas. Their  contribution offers students the opportunity to access examples from businesses of all sizes and sectors. Their aim is to provide you with real life examples and bring your learning to life.

Nial Toner

Associate & Guest Trainer

Nial is a passionate and award winning digital marketer. He is Head of Digital at the Tomorrow Lab and in his spare time he runs an award winning food and travel blog – Pikalily.com.  Nial is a guest trainer on our Foundation, Certificate and Diploma qualifications and Digital Awards and is working towards becoming a CIM tutor.

Damian Donnelly

Associate & Guest Trainer

Damian is an award winning communications and marketing professional with over 25 years’ experience. He owns Ad_Man Creative Marketing Insight & Strategy and is an ENI Quality Assured Advisor and Trainer. Damian a guest speaker on Foundation and Certificate qualifications and is working towards becoming a CIM tutor.

Emma Gribben

Associate & Guest Trainer

Emma, a digital marketing trainer and consultant, was named as one of Northern Ireland’s Top 40 Under 40 Business people. Emma has her own consultancy and works in partnership with Google Digital Academy to deliver training throughout Europe. Emma is a guest trainer on our Digital Marketing Awards (L3 – L6) and is working towards becoming a CIM tutor.

Linda Dixon

Associate & Guest Trainer

Linda is an experienced business trainer, tutor and programme manager. She is a business advisor for Causeway Enterprise Agency, a mentor on The Alchmey Programme and holds the CAM Diploma in Digital Marketing and the CAM Diploma in Digital Marketing (Web Analytics and Social Media Monitoring).  Linda is a guest trainer on our Foundation, Certificate and Diploma qualifications.

Al Chambers

Associate & Guest Trainer

Al is a multi award winning marketing professional and a CIM Ambassador. He holds a BSc Hons in Supply Management, CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing a HND in Graphic Design, the CAM Diploma in Digital Marketing and the CAM Diploma in Digital Marketing (Web Analytics and Social Media Monitoring). Al is a guest trainer on our L3-L6 qualifications and is studying to become a CIM tutor.

Daniel McCarry

Associate & Guest Trainer

Daniel is the Director of Counter Digital digital marketing consultancy. He has worked with NI councils and organisations across food production, tourism and hospitality, property investment, e-commerce, craft and retail. He holds a Joint Honours BA English with Modern History,  a Post Graduate Module in Management and Leadership in Creative and the CAM Diploma in Digital Marketing.

Caroline Fleck

Associate & Guest Trainer

Caroline has 19 years’ experience as a reporter, producer and presenter, in the broadcast media in Northern Ireland.  She also has a proven track- record in presenting, producing, directing and researching high profile mainstream programmes across the province – from news and current affairs to features / magazine. Caroline is the lead tutor at The Bauer Academy a UK government registered training provider delivering AIM Award qualifications and multimedia training at 22 sites across the UK Caroline is a guest trainer on our Foundation, Certificate and Diploma qualifications.

Thomas Doran

Associate & Guest Trainer

Thomas works as a Markets Compliance Officer for a global agricultural trading company. He holds a 2:1 Law Degree from Queens’ University Belfast, Level 3 certificate in Global Financial Compliance (CISI), Level 4 Investment Management Certificate (CFA,IMC) and has achieved a distinction for his CIM Digital Strategy Award (L6). Thomas has a wealth of commercial experience, delivers training in global investment banks and is in the process of publishing his first book. Thomas is a guest trainer and subject matter expert for East Coast Marketing Academy.

Andi Jarvis

Associate & Guest Trainer

Andi is a marketing strategist, keynote speaker, event host and marketing trainer. Andi is a guest trainer on the CIM Level 6 Diploma in Digital Marketing – Driving Digital Experience, Digital Strategy and Mastering Digital Channels awards as well as on the Level 4 Certificate in Professional Marketing and Level 3 Foundation Certificate. In 2017 Andi established 2 start-ups – Wfi Refugees and Eximo Marketing and is is also the Programme Director for CoLab. Andi’s extensive hands on experience in the digital arena makes him an ideal industry expert for the CIM Digital Modules.