Andrew Lowe - College of Business - University of Derby

Andrew Lowe, CIM, 1996

Andrew Lowe now works for Marketing Derby

Andrew studied for the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Professional Diploma in Marketing at the University which he gained in 1996. He is now a Marketing and Communications Manager for Marketing Derby which promotes Derby in order to support and attract investment into the city.

We asked Andrew about his career journey

"When I was in further education I had no idea what job I wanted to do so I decided to take a business studies course thinking it would give me plenty of options."

The early years

"From 1996 to 2000, I worked for a small company called PWR Marketing, a marketing consultancy company. Additionally during my student years I worked at Ladbrokes which led to my role in the company as assistant."

Progression

"My early experience of marketing and customer service served me well and I went on to work at Nottingham Trent University in their business school as a Marketing Assistant. I stayed in this role for two years before progressing to the role of a Marketing Officer at Derby College, where I stayed for almost 8 years."

And today

"I now work for Marketing Derby I can truly say that it's a pleasure to go to work which is a great feeling when you get up in the morning. I don't think there are many people that can say the product they are marketing is a city, it's very exciting when you're proud of that city and when you're from that city. I really enjoy the job I'm in at the moment."

"I now work for Marketing Derby. I have been there for a couple of years now and I can truly say that it's a pleasure to go to work which is a great feeling when you get up in the morning." Andrew Lowe