History

Firebrand Training: Accelerating thousands of students to certification

Firebrand is the leader in Accelerated Learning, and has grown to become a global business – with training centres around the world. Since its inception in 2001 the company has grown at an incredible rate; from start-up to a £15m business. More than 30,000 students have now gained IT and project management certification through our unique Accelerated Learning methodology.

2012

Firebrand Training Benelux achieves the Q-For quality label. The independent accreditation recognises our quality standards and professionalism in the training market.

Harry Pallandt, Managing Director, says: "It's a fantastic achievement to get the Q-For label. It completes an excellent first year for Firebrand Training Benelux. The hunger for certification remains strong in Benelux. So our accelerated model has been well-received. Students want to get their certification at twice the speed."

2011

Firebrand Training celebrates its 10th Birthday. After a decade of being the leader in Accelerated Learning, Firebrand has opened for business in BeNeLux, Australia, New Zealand and Middle East & Africa. A historic year for Firebrand has been crowned with being named in the Top 20 IT Training Companies in the World.

The Nordic division of Firebrand Training was named Microsoft Learning Partner of the Year for the second consecutive time. We also retained our Training Partner of the Year awards from EC-Council and (ISC)2.

2010

Firebrand Training completed the move of its global headquarters to prestigious Regent Street in central London. The newly refurbished offices symbolise almost a decade of year-on-year growth for the leaders in Accelerated Learning.

Robert Chapman, CEO, explains: “We will not stop here. We are on course for meeting our goal of becoming a £100m business. Our staff members are driven towards achieving this, and we want to take our students on this journey with us.”

We're delighted to have won Training Partner of the Year awards from EC-Council and (ISC)2, as well as being named Microsoft Denmark Learning Partner of the Year.

2009

In a market which saw many in the industry falter, 2009 was an exciting year for Firebrand Training. A state-of-the-art training centre was unveiled at Wyboston Lakes, Bedfordshire. This has already welcomed more than 3,500 students eager to make use of Firebrand’s unique training methodology.

A headquarters to serve the Nordic countries was opened in Denmark, which has been complemented by a training centre in Sweden. At a time when others were in fear of economic meltdown, Firebrand refused to use this as an excuse. The new subsidiary is growing at a phenomenal rate, and has already delivered more than £1m of training.

2008

Firebrand Training won the Institute of IT Training - Training Company of the Year Award for a record third consecutive year. The judging panel commented: "Firebrand Training has made a highly successful transition from being a franchise to a self-contained business while clearly retaining the effectiveness of its business model and maintaining its market presence.

"This year has been the most significant for the company and while engineering the complete rebrand and rewrite of all its courseware the company has - without external investment - shown significant profitability and increase in market penetration having supplied training to over half of the FTSE100 companies."

2007

Growth of the business was meteoric, with thousands of students wanting to gain certifications faster than anywhere else. As part of the expansion, the company was re-launched as Firebrand Training in October 2007.

Firebrand Training retained the Institute of IT Training - Training Company of the Year Award. The judging panel recognised "the company's achievements in going through a significant business change while maintaining its quality and client satisfaction levels and significantly growing its profitability. The company is showing signs of business maturity which should provide a secure foundation for its future within the industry sector and is a deserved winner of this prestigious award."

2006

Firebrand Training won the Institute of IT Training - Training Company of the Year Award for the first time. The judging panel commented: "The company is now engaged in an ambitious program of course development and are currently releasing 2-3 courses per month. The holistic accelerated learning model provides a focused business benefit for its clients, including several major companies delivering effective skills and knowledge transfer in a concise time frame.

"All training is delivered on a residential basis at the company's dedicated facilities in the UK which provide for all the students' needs including an exemplary level of catering and all round care whilst progressing through their selected programs."

2003

Following rapid growth in the UK, a new training centre was opened in Rotenburg, Germany. Training is delivered in German, which means that students from across Germany, Austria and Switzerland are able to experience Accelerated Learning for themselves.

2001

Firebrand Training - originally under the name of Training Camp UK - was co-founded by Stefano Capaldo and Robert Chapman. Impressed by the Accelerated Learning style offered by Training Camp US - and inspired by The Accelerated Learning Handbook by Dave Meier - they decided to launch the first programme of courses in the UK in 2001.