Who We Are

We’re a highly motivated team of experienced professionals, passionate about helping people and organisations improve business performance.

Since 2005, we’ve worked with over 300 different organisations across a broad range of public and private sectors including Automotive, Aerospace, Power Generation, Construction, Banking, Healthcare and the NHS.

“Capella are a rare breed of consultants who actually muck in and roll their sleeves up - and so get things done”
Richard Barton, Managing Director, Strip Tinning.

We’ve delivered impressive results for multinationals such as Toyota, BAE Systems, ISS, Bombardier and Balfour Beatty as well as for a broad range of Small/Medium Enterprises and Micros. Go to our Clients page to see who else we've worked for.

Approved provider status has been awarded by many organisations including the National Skills Academy, Semta and the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce. Our memberships of the Chartered Quality Institute and the Black Country Chamber of Commerce provide a strong foundation for our business policies.

Our core values - Passion, Integrity and Pride - drive all that we do.

Developing great relationships is at the heart of our work. We have an impressive reputation and a great track record of which we’re extremely proud.


As well as delivering great results for clients, we also contribute to our communities through charity and voluntary work and through donations to our favourite charities.

We support the following charities (links open a new window):

We’ve also supported Joshua Orphan and Community Care, a very small organisation helping children in Malawi that provides basic resources and assistance to ensure all children can grow and develop in their communities.  A group of volunteers worked to build a play area and sanitary facilities.  From the photos it was clear to see what an amazing experience it had been for the UK team and the fantastic results they delivered.  So pleased to be able to support.

  • 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