Bartram, Natalie

Natalie Bartram holds the ACA qualification from the Institute of Chartered Accountants as well as a BA Honours and Diplom Betriebswirtin degree. She is a tutor on the Finance, Accountancy and Business Planning modules for both, the Bachelor and MBA courses.

Natalie trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers where she specialised in the audit of insurance companies and medium sized businesses. More recently she worked with Baker Tilly, advising German clients setting up in the UK on UK Tax and Accounting affairs; she currently continues this work on a consultancy basis.

Alongside her lecturing work at ECBM, she works as the accountant for an Electronics company based in Kent. This is a varied role and supports her academic role with continued industry experience.

Bendig, Winkate

Winkate Bendig has been lecturing at the ECBM since 2013 and is the current module leader for Business Ethics and Customer Service Excellence on Undergraduate Programmes. She is also the Programme Manager for the Higher National Diploma course at the ECBM. In addition to her position at the ECBM, she is the Co-founder and Deputy Director of Neema International e.V., an NGO based and registered in Bonn, Germany that supports children in Nairobi, Kenya. At least once a year, she volunteers to work with the children of Mukuru in Nairobi.

Winkate completed her BA (Hons) Business and Management with the University of South Wales in 2012 and her MBA with Liverpool John Moores University in 2014. She is currently studying towards her Post Graduate Teaching Certificate in Higher Education with University of Wales, Trinity St David. She is fluent in German, Kiswahili and Kikuyu.

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Cooper, Alan

Alan Cooper has taught at ECBM since 1997, when he left the Further Education (FE) sector where he had mainly taught languages- French, German, and English as a Foreign Language.

Having graduated from the University of Sussex with a BA in French and European Studies, he later acquired qualifications in teaching, counselling, educational technology, and more recently as a London guide.

At ECBM he has taught on the BA Business and Management degree, most of his work is now with the Professional Development Programme (PDP) in both teaching delivery and developing course content across a wide range of the college offer.

Farringdon, Sarah

Sarah Farringdon has a business background spanning more than 25 years. After over 12 years working in various management roles for large organisations she became a Director of a management consultancy company. The consultancy specialises in HR, Change Management, Customer Service and Communications and clients range from small start-ups to blue chip companies and private sector organisations.

Sarah combines this role with lecturing and has 12 years’ experience working with both ECBM and City University lecturing in the topics of HR and strategic management. She holds a Diploma (1992) and Masters in Business Administration (1994) from Lancaster University and is affiliated to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Findel-Hawkins, Matt

Matt Findel-Hawkins lectures on Professional Development Programmes and Bachelors programmes covering Social Media, Fashion Media, Fashion Industry and Entrepreneurial Business.

He has a professional career outside of teaching spanning 25 years, the majority of which were spent in senior roles in the international advertising industry. Matt's last corporate role was as Managing Director of Europe for Nikkei BP, Japan's largest publisher of magazines and web sites, a position he held for more than ten years.

Since leaving corporate life in early 2016 he splits his time between teaching and his new consultancy which specialises is raising funds for media and tech start-ups. Matt lives in Windsor and Spain and is married with three children.

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Harman-Baker, Graham

Graham Harman-Baker is the Principal Lecturer at ECBM. His past responsibility included being the programme manager for HND and BA programes. Formerly he was programme manager at Croydon College for AAT, CIB and ICM. Before becoming a full-time academic he worked in banking, principally in personal finance, marketing and personal and small business lending.

He held the Vice Chairman of the Association of Banking Teachers (ABT) position. As an ABT subject expert for Financial Services Marketing he devised and delivered marketing training for Chinese merchant bank board-level directors and for Channel Island off-shore investment bankers. He has been involved in the creation of several syllabi for the Chartered Institute of Bankers, and has served as an examiner for their professional examinations.

For the Chartered Insurance Institute he published: Marketing; Business Environment (revision); Ethics (relevant chapters). For the Chartered Institute of Bankers: Marketing – A Personal Course for Bankers. For the Association of Accounting Technicians: Managing Accounting Systems.

He is a Graduate of the Chartered Institute of Marketing; Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

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Hostert, Alexandra

Alexandra Hostert has been lecturing at ECBM since 2008, where she specialises in finance and accountancy related subjects. She holds an ACCA qualification and currently works as a Senior Client Manager for Blick Rothenberg, a firm of chartered accountants, where she supports international businesses expanding globally.

Alexandra completed her BA (Hons) Business Studies Entrepreneurship with the University of East London in 2007 and her MBA International Management with Liverpool John Moores University in 2009. She also holds a post graduate certificate for teaching in Higher Education from the University of South Wales. Alexandra is currently studying towards a CTA qualification. She is fluent in German and French.

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Jones, Edward

Edward Brinley Jones retired in July 2013. However, since that time he has worked (part time) for Cardiff University and ECBM. He has been in education all his life but spent most of his time as a lecturer, principal lecturer and eventually Head of Department at University of Wales, Newport. His qualifications include an undergraduate honours degree in Economics and a Masters in Business Administration both gained from Cardiff University.

Edward is a member of the Economics and Business Education Professional Association; up until recently he was a member of the Strategic Planning Society. In 2007 he completed an Association of Business Schools (ABS) Development Programme for Heads of Department.

Dr Kahrens, Marion

Dr Marion Kahrens is a lecturer and supervisor at the European College of Business and Management. Her teaching within the ECBM focuses on research methodology and methods. For her the best research and the best professional practice occur when both aspects are brought together to develop knowledge and understanding.

After her apprenticeship within the family’s SME of food trade, Marion studied business economics at the University of Siegen, in Germany. Based on that, she joined the management and technology consultancy BearingPoint formerly known as KPMG consulting about twenty years. During her professional career Marion was acting as a project and programme manager at plenty of major companies in Germany. The consulting content varied from ERP systems, process management and corporate real estate management. Subsequently, she was engaged as a Finance Programme Manager at the 1&1 Internet SE in Germany.

In 2008, Marion completed her MBA programme through ECBM with the Business School of Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU). In 2013, she gained the doctoral degree (DBA) at LJMU. Topic of her research was the decision-making process for corporate real estates in the German manufacturing industry. She's a member of Corenet Global, a worldwide association for Real Estate Managers and BPM, an Internet Community interested in Business Process Management.


D.H. Früauff, M. Kahrens (2012): Rethinking knowledge hierarchies – bridging The gulf between theory and practice:the case of Frankfurt airport’s billing department, Knowledge Management Research & Practice advance online publication

D.H. Früauff, M. Kahrens (2014): Application of intuition-based management in an administrative project, in: J. Liebowitz (ed.): Bursting the Big Data Bubble: The Case for Intuition-Based Decision Making, CRC press, Taylor & Francis

M. Kahrens (2014): Von der Projektidee zum genehmigten Projekt – Der Weg zu einem einheitlichen pragmatischen Entscheidungsprozess, ProjektMagazin online, Fachportal für Projektmanagement

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Nash, Caroline

Caroline Nash holds an honours degree in Modern Languages (French, German and Dutch) and a Higher Diploma in Education from Trinity College in Dublin.

Since 2013, she has been working as a management consultant with expertise in event management, research, marketing and strategic planning. She is currently a board member of the Alliance Francaise Dublin.

Previous roles have included:

Director General of The Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe – Leuven, Belgium

Assistant Director of Education Policy at The Irish Business and Employers Confederation (Ibec)- Dublin, Ireland

Director of The Ireland France Chamber of Commerce - Dublin, Ireland

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Nunan, Maeve

Maeve Nunan is a graduate of the Marketing Institute of Ireland and has over 20 years’ experience in the advertising & communications industry. As director of Momentum Advertising, she managed the communication needs of blue chip accounts including Shell, Bic, Johnson & Johnson and Gilbey’s of Ireland. She served for four years as a board member of The Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland. She also served as Director of Advertising Client Services at Dimension Marketing, where she was responsible for Baileys Irish Cream as well as several other global marketing projects. 

She has spent twelve years as a lecturer on business and marketing degree programmes. She is a qualified trainer and holds an honours post graduate in Digital Marketing. Besides teaching Managing International Brands on ECBM's Masters programme and Brand Management on ECBM's BA (Hons) in Fashion Management and Communication, she is a regular contributor to trade seminars and guest lecturer on the Trinity MBA and Irish Management Institute Executive programmes.

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Pamphilon, Tony

Tony Pamphilon is an experienced business and finance lecturer who has taught in the university sector for many years in the UK and overseas. His particular interest is in developing and delivering computer-based accounting courses. He currently works as a freelance lecturer and consultant and teaches a wide range of accounting related subjects at London Metropolitan University, City, University of London and Birkbeck, University of London. Tony completed his BA (Hons) Economics and Social History, Certificate of Education and MBA at the London Metropolitan University.

At ECBM, Tony works as an Associate Lecturer teaching Managing Resources Internationally and supervises Research Projects at Masters levels.

Reindl, Mathias

Mathias is the Managing Director of London based m-reindl Human Capital Ltd. He counts on extensive private and public sector experience delivering projects in over 30 countries. He is an expert in Leadership, Employee Engagement, Change Management, Development of Interpersonal and Communication Competencies and Organisational Development. Furthermore, he counts on many years’ experience in international business development for several large and medium sized companies at senior and board level across Europe and Asia. Mathias is fluent in English, Spanish and German.

Mathias graduated with an MBA from Liverpool John Moores University through the ECBM in London in 2013 and also holds a post graduate certificate for teaching in Higher Education from the University of South Wales. Since 2013 he is a part time lecturer for undergraduate and postgraduate students in the subjects Strategic Planning, Change Management and Project Management.

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Sampson, Hanne

Hanne Sampson taught for various Colleges and Universities, such as the Open University and the Anglia Ruskin University before holding the post of Director of the European College of Business and Management for over 10 years. She taught and trained employees for many European Companies such as Mercedes, Bosch, Wuerth, British Airways, Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank. Earlier workplaces included the London Stock Exchange and a number of small and large European Companies such as Siemens and the Steigenberger Hotel Gesellschaft. Hanne has over 20 years of senior management and teaching experience and particularly enjoys coaching and advising young people, often changing and enhancing careers significantly.

Special awards recognising Hanne’s achievements include the Bundesverdienstkreuz (Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany), the Initiative Prize for Innovation in Training (DIHT) and the National Training Award (NTAs, UK). She is an experienced businesswoman, a qualified teacher and holds an MBA from one of the most prestigious learning institutions in the UK, the Cass Business School at the Open University. Hanne has been a member of various Professional Bodies including the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development for over 20 years. She now supervises postgraduate and graduate dissertations and tutors students on MBA programmes and Bachelor courses. She frequently enjoys offering her services as a public speaker and coach.

As Hanne takes great pleasure in traveling, she has enjoyed working as an enrichment and guest lecturer for many cruise lines such as Azamara, Oceania, Royal Caribbean, Cunard and Norwegian Cruise Lines and this activity has enabled her to complete over 50 cruises and visit more than 100 countries in the last ten years thus developing her all round capabilities in many new and exciting ways.

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Schak, Thomas

Thomas Schak has worked with ECBM since 2013 as a lecturer. His main focus lies on communication, media and academic work. Therefore, the modules he teaches in are Business Communications, Fashion Media and Dissertation.

His background is based on many different experiences he has been lucky enough to go through and learn from. Whilst always working on and thinking about research in media use, effects of media and communication in the business, specifically in the marketing sector, he has also been trained as a nurse and has worked part-time in crisis intervention specialist units for addictions, eating disorders and trauma. All this has shaped his views on communication in general and specifically in organisational communication, marketing and specifically the effects of media on communication and content.

He strongly believes working in higher education is not only a wonderful profession but also a great opportunity to learn and grow together with students.

Besides teaching, he currently works for clients who develop sponsorship content for Red Bull©.

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Dr Scheck, Christine

Dr Christine Scheck is a Marketing specialist and leads on the postgraduate programmes Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master in International Business and Management (MSc) at ECBM as Programme Manager. Christine completed her Dipl.-Kauffrau qualification at the University of Tübingen, followed by a Doctorate. She also holds a post graduate certificate for teaching in Higher Education from the University of South Wales.

Christine is an affiliate of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and lectures at ECBM since 2001 on both, under- and post-graduate level.

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Sparrow, Denise

Denise Sparrow has a wide range of work experience to include working in education and training for Clifford Chance, international lawyers; as a political assistant to Richard Howitt European Member of Parliament and for the last 15 years teaching and lecturing in Secondary, Further and Higher Education. Within that time she has been in leadership roles to include Assistant Head and Head of Faculty of Business, Enterprise and ICT.

Denise has a BA (Hons) in Business with European Studies from Anglia Ruskin University and has Qualified Teacher Status.

Now at ECBM, Denise lectures on short professional development courses, HND and BA programmes to include Business Environment, Business Ethics, Organisations and Behaviour and Customer Service Excellence.  Denise also works with European Partners on EU Education Funded Programmes, a recent one of which, is SLEST.

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Stradling, Ron

Ron Stradling has worked with ECBM for over thirteen years and currently is a tutor on the Certificate in Management and Leadership, Higher National Diploma and Diploma in Strategic Management programmes specifically covering subjects such as leadership and management, strategic quality systems, strategic business management and planning and operations management.

He has an MBA gained via ECBM from Liverpool John Moores University, is a Fellow of the Institute of Consulting and holds memberships with the Chartered Management Institute, Institute of Leadership and Management and the Institute of the Motor Industry.

Ron gained the Institute of Business Advisors, ‘Growth Advisor of the Year 2006’ award and works with a wide variety of organisations of all sizes, including some of the world’s largest, leading companies irrespective of their location whether in the UK, Europe or St Helena Island through his own business (Stradling Training & Consultancy) which he formed in 1989 to offer cost effective real world business solutions to organisations facing change, quality, management and or a variety of business, leadership and other related issues. These aims are achieved by understanding the organisation and designing solutions to meet clearly denoted outcome requirements.

Prior to forming his own business, Ron developed a career from a five year engineering apprenticeship through sales and service management to become a group General Manager and then Financial Controller and Company Secretary of an organisation employing over 1200 people where he had direct responsibility for approximately 450 employees. Ron is therefore passionate about quality and good business / management practices in all organisations.

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Tafri, Maryah

Coming from a business consultancy background specialising in corporate learning and development, Maryah Tafri’s career prior to joining the ECBM focused on providing business advice to SME’s, across a range of industry sectors (including Education), with her roles primarily concerned with supporting the learning and development objectives of senior executives, middle management and the wider workforce.

Maryah has a BA (Hons) in Business Administration from University of Greenwich and an MBA in Strategic Management from Liverpool John Moores University. She has since accumulated more than 5 years experience in her teaching profession thus far, at both post-graduate and undergraduate level, in subjects such as organisational behaviour & culture. Furthermore, Maryah’s past occupation and current role as an academic, come together in her doctoral research which focuses on ‘senior level executive development’ and ‘critical thinking’.

Wilkins, Lorraine

Lorraine Wilkins has been associated with ECBM since 2001. In her role as College Registrar she worked through a great deal of change, as the college evolved and expanded the scope of its programmes.  Lorraine developed her passion for Quality Assurance (QA), Due Diligence and Staff Development during her time at the college, contributing new and improved ways of addressing the quality of teaching and learning at ECBM.  Additionally, she was instrumental in establishing administrative systems and implementing quality procedures to ensure the college has always fulfilled its professional duty to be compliant with the range of academic rules, regulations and quality assurance procedures central to its programmes.

Holding the Certificate in Further Education (Cert FE), Lorraine has taught on ECBM Professional Development Programmes since 2007. Having developed and advanced her expertise as a tutor, assessor and verifier within a variety of sectors, including spectator safety, business administration, customer service, and management programmes, she now focuses on building excellent partnership arrangements across the private, public and voluntary sectors.

Lorraine is a management consultant within the event and crowd management sector, having recently completed the Award in Understanding the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice. She is also currently undertaking a BA (Hons) in Crowd Safety Management with Bucks New University, and is pursuing her particular interest in the development and delivery of on-line learning.

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