Benchmarks GbR

Learn Business English in Potsdam, Germany – English | Skills | Advisory

Who we are: Benchmarks has been established by Brian and Beate Marks. With our extensive business and educational backgrounds we are your perfect partner for all your business English, skills and associated advisory needs.

After a number of years working in various countries we decided to settle in Potsdam and make our home in the Berlin-Brandenburg area. So let us introduce ourselves:

Brian Marks

Brian Marks: I come from Ireland and have over 35 years experience as a senior finance  and treasury executive working for public and private international companies. During this period I have worked with many different nationalities and have developed and trained many colleagues. Since then I have been focusing on providing language and management consulting services in Berlin and Brandenburg. I hold a Bachelor of Business Studies (Accounting) and a Cambridge ESOL Certificate in Teaching English (CELTA) and am a non executive director of Aircraft Lease Securitisation Limited (

Beate Marks

Beate Marks: I come from Germany and have over 20 years experience working for international companies, both in Germany and abroad. After studying in Germany and Sweden, where I obtained a Masters in Educational Science, Psychology and Languages, I worked in the industrial, aviation and educational sectors. My roles included being an executive assistant to the Board, managing corporate and cultural integration, and quality manager for an international company.  In recent times I have been lecturing in the private sector and providing consultancy services in Potsdam.

Our company objective is to provide services that will set the standards in our field of business. What this means for you is that you receive top class English and skills training from experienced business and language professionals. It means that translation work is carried out by native English business translators. It means that we can share our international experience with you and provide guidance in dealing with international clients. It means Benchmarks.