Capita acquires L&D firm Blue Sky Performance
Capita plc has today announced that it has acquired L&D organisation Blue Sky Performance Improvement for an undisclosed sum.
Blue Sky provides bespoke learning and development solutions for executive level employees, through to field based and contact centre frontline staff. The business has a solid track record in delivering improved employee productivity for its private and public sector clients. Its customer base includes 20 per cent of FTSE 100 companies such as British Gas, BT, Barclays, RBS and RSA.
"Clients repeatedly buy from Blue Sky because of its unique learning methodology, which focuses on three crucial drivers of behaviour change - mindset, management practices and capability," said Dawn Marriott-Sims, head of Capita's workplace services division.
"This approach delivers significant results in changing the behaviour of its clients' employees and therefore increases productivity within the workplace. This acquisition brings together two organisations that share a commitment to creating better services for their customers. Blue Sky's expertise will complement Capita's existing training and development services for public and private sector clients. Its expertise will also be used to progress Capita's own operational teams, maximising our capability and in turn delivering better experiences to our customers."
Marc Jantzen, chief executive of Blue Sky, said: "As a leading provider of integrated learning solutions, Capita offers the opportunity to accelerate Blue Sky's growth. This is a new era for the Blue Sky team and we are looking forward to working together in meeting the changing landscape of learning and professional development to meet organisations' requirements."
Blue Sky has 34 employees based in Guildford and is supported by a network of over 250 associates globally.