Receiving positive feedback from clients is always great but receiving external recognition makes us really proud. Here are a few examples:

  • 01

    ISO 9001

    We were delighted to receive our ISO9001:2015 certificate in April 2018 following several months of standardising and documenting best practice. Internal audits help ensure our processes continue to be robust and these underpin our delivery of Levy-funded programmes ensuring compliance at all times.

  • 02

    Brose Quality Week

    We were invited to present at Brose’s annual Quality Week which included a series of honorary visitors and guest speaks plus workshops, training and fun activities.  The aim was to increase awareness and knowledge of Quality and Product Safety.  We focussed on a “don’t walk by” message for Problem Solving, focussing on the smaller things that we can all address every day – take a look at the presentation.

    You can download Kate Smiths presentation here:

    Brose’s annual Quality Week (912 KB)

  • 03

    SEMTA Skills Awards

    We received a Highly Commended certificate at the 2016 Semta Skills Awards. This was a joint award with Toyota for our work on the development of a standardised Problem Solving programme that we rolled-out across several sectors.

    Programmes at Green and Black Belt level were backed by government funding and resulted in average annual savings equivalent to 30:1 ROI. Many of the delegates have gone on to higher levels of study and have completed further improvement projects within their businesses.

  • 04

    CQI Presentation

    We co-delivered a presentation on Design for Six Sigma for a regional CQI event hosted by Shanghai Automotive.

  • 05

    University of Cambridge MBA Presentation

    We co-delivered a short module for a group of MBA students at Cambridge Judge Business School on the integration of Lean and Six Sigma.

    Receiving positive feedback from clients is always great but receiving external recognition makes us really proud. Here are a few examples:
  • UK Excellence Awards

    Charted Quality Institute

    We were absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted for Charted Quality Institute’s Quality Organisation of the Year Award 2019. The four other finalists are:

    • GE Healthcare Partners EGM, United Arab Emirates
    • Jacobs UK, United Kingdom
    • Portsmouth International Port, United Kingdom
    • Swiss Port Solutions Vietnam, Vietnam
  • IQA Finalist 2019

    Wilko at the British Quality Foundation 2019 Awards

    We joined Wilko at the British Quality Foundation 2019 Awards ceremony having been shortlisted for a Collaboration Award for our work on supporting their strategic development by upskilling key people via levy-funded programmes.

  • Client Testimonials

    Examples of Our Clients

  • Capella Associates Clients
  • Testimonials

    • Capella’s focus on developing long-term relationships and their continual search for innovative approaches to upskilling has enabled Toyota and many other employers to learn and apply best practice Problem Solving tools which deliver great outcomes for all. In our experience, no other training provider has taken such a lead role in the development of sector wide initiatives such as the Automotive Industrial Partnership and development of the ‘improvement suite’ of Apprenticeship standards. Capella constantly seeks innovative opportunities to deliver an excellent service to the learner and to the business.

      Paul Fitzpatrick | Senior Manager | Toyota UK

    • We have found Capella really professional and flexible and their passion for delivering high quality training is a culture we have in common between us and has made working with them highly beneficial. Their knowledge of the automotive sector in particular has also been very useful and has simplified working together to create a really excellent training programme. In addition, they have managed to modify their usual commercial programmes in line with government approved apprenticeship standards, which has enabled us to utilise our Apprenticeship Levy to fund the training.

      Chris Bauman | Group Managing Director

    • Capella are delivering the Business Improvement L4 programme to a cohort of 12 staff at our Barnard Castle site. We chose Capella after a series of meeting with Kate and her team and from day 1 we have been impressed with the professionalism, enthusiasm and knowledge of the team. The staff have really thrived on the learning schedule and through working with the programme tutors and we have had nothing but positive feedback. Internal changes on site have impacted on the programme delivery, which Capella took this in their stride, adapting delivery timelines, providing support and working with those facing change has added another dimension to the relationship that has been developed between the site and Capella. While still in delivery mode GSK already believes that the programme has been a success for all involved and we look forward to its completion and sharing that success within the organisation.

      Tim Buchanan | Apprenticeship Vendor Manager | Talent, Leadership and Organisation Development- Centre of Excellence

    • Capella worked closely with Wilko to deeply understand our needs at a strategic and operational level, helping us to jointly explore a range of options to meet these needs. Capella have an experienced team of Lean Six Sigma experts. Their programme design, management expertise and resources are second to none. Wilko have been allocated a dedicated Account Manager which helps us ensure the learner is always front of mind. Capella’s programmes have developed the knowledge, skills and drive of our Wilko delegates to seek and implement improvements in every process, constantly reducing costs, waste and inefficiencies. Capella also enabled Wilko’s leadership of continuous improvement to be showcased through the publication of an extensive article for the Chartered Quality Institute's Quality World magazine.

      Teresa Ward, Wilko Talent Programme Manager, Wilko

    • I would sincerely like to thank you again and the fabulous team at Capella for the dedication shown in achieving the Black Belt qualification. It is such a pleasure to work so closely with passionate professional people and I hope our partnership continues to grow especially with the role out of the new standards.

      Richard Bates, Managing Director, Qualitrain

    • "Capella are a company that keep to their word, they have supported me fully during and even after my projects have been completed. The coaching team are always on hand to help with any issues and often put themselves out to ensure support is available. Highly recommend anyone looking to progress their career to take a look at Capella."

      Chris Woodcock, Jaguar Land Rover