Inspiring and Enabling Leaders to Deliver a Sustainable Future

The world is facing immense challenges. Yet many opportunities for positive transformation exist. CaplorHorizons is a not-for-profit organisation. It was created to help charitable organisations think differently about themselves and the new horizons that they face. At the same time it provides opportunities for those able and willing to contribute their time and expertise for the lasting benefit of society.

Our Story 

Watch Ian talk about Caplor Horizons' journey alongside Charles speaking about his latest ideas 

Our Story

“Caplor is a farm in Herefordshire in the UK where Ian Williams, the founder of Caplor Horizons, spent his youth. It now lends its name to the organisation that he established, a charity that works for charities. CaplorHorizons exists to help other organizations strengthen their leadership, renew their strategy and improve their influence, using their own model of learning, the Caplor House. In this way it aims to improve their effectiveness and ensure their sustainable future.”

Charles Handy - Social Philospher
Picture © Copyright Elizabeth Handy 2016

What We Do

We are specialists in organisational effectiveness.

“We enable the development of organisational strategy, facilitate leadership and team development, and help strengthen the abilities of organisations to influence change.”

Lorna Pearcey - Co-Director

How we work

We strive to create very distinct learning environments, where people are stimulated, enjoy themselves and have fun. We keep things as flexible and simple as possible to respond effectively to need. 

How We Work

“Our staff and Advisors are highly experienced and skilled people.”

Prof. Sharon Turnbull
Organisational Development Advisor

Who we work with

We are a charity to other charities and we also work with responsible businesses.

“We operate locally, nationally and internationally with organisations, teams and individuals, including mentoring and coaching.”

Jean Sellar - Programmes and Partnerships Coordinator 

"Having worked with Ian for over the years on several challenging not-fot-profit projects, I know CaplorHorizons is making a significant impact for the good"

Prof. Ian Bruce CBE – President, Centre for Charity Effectiveness, Cass Business School

“We have had the privilege of working with Liz and Charles Handy to create a 'Still Life'. They have also created a Booklet that capture who we are.”

Vanessa Bradbury - Social Media Advisor

Our Resources

“Ann Alder (pictured above) and I have worked with Caplor Horizons and other Advisors to develop innovative models, resources and thought-leadership paper. These include The Caplor House, The Essentials Programme, The Voyage Board and Human Horizons.”

Dr Geoff Cox - Learning Design Advisor

“The metaphore of a voyage is a powerful tool for individual, team and organisational change.”

Ian Williams - Co-Director

Our Values and Beliefs 

Inspiration, Sustainability and Improvement.

Values and Beliefs

“A sustainable future is at the heart of everything we do.”

Usha Ladwa-Thomas - Co-Chair Designate

This is Caplor. Caplor is a small hill in on the border lands between England and Wales. A modest place. Yet it is designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty. It is just one of a myriad of places in the world that encourage us to look after our planet for future generations.

Caplor Hill has signs of an Iron Age Fort. Long ago, fighting over shifting boundaries, blood was shed between peoples in the area. The stories still exist, but the wounds have now healed. The fort reminds us that we should avoid harmful divisions. Today's imperative should be to move on from the arguments about the need for a sustainable path and to inspire more action.

Caplor View

This is the view from the top of Caplor Hill. Looking out over Caplor Farm, home to Caplor Horizons and the Caplor Group, a family run group of businesses commited to improving the local economy, environment and community. 

“We believe in contributing to positive and lasting change in society.”

Gareth Williams, Managing Director
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