History

Firebrand Training: Accelerated development for accelerated learning

Firebrand Training is the leader in accelerated learning, and has grown to become a successful global business. Since the company was founded in 2001, currently 72.589 participants have received their training and certification in IT and project management through our unique accelerated learning methodology.

2017

We´re starting the year with 8 new hires who will be supporting our customers from our Nordic offices. Plus, we´ve moved our Training Centre to the beautiful Örenäs Slott and we can´t wait to show you.

2016

2016 is looking to be another record breaking year. To better serve our increasing number of valued customers, we´re growing our teams of education consultants in both Norway, Sweden and Denmark and we´re also on the list of Top 20 IT training companies in the world.

2015

In 2015 we have continued to grow. We are very pleased and proud of the trust our customers and partners are continously showing us and which allows us to create good results for both ourselves and our customers, and even win awards for it. In 2015, we´ve won Awards for being the leading EC-Council training center for the 7th time and Microsoft Learning Partner of the year in Denmark for the fifth time. The motivations was; "This year's Microsoft Learning Partner of the year Firebrand Training has won because they proactively created new training materials, where there has been a new demand in the market. Additionally, Firebrand Training has developed a new concept - Firebrand Academy, which solves a capacity challenge in the market and also educates and qualifies graduates to work with Microsoft technology with both customers and partners. "Says Lars Bell, Sales Director, SMEs and Partners Microsoft Denmark. "

2014

We´ve continued to grow in 2014 and have been awarded the Gazelle Prize in Denmark once again. We´ve also expanded with a new office in Stockholm, Sweden and an entirely new product in our business: the Firebrand Academy which has had an excellent start and strong media interest.

Firebrand Academy is part of the solution to the extensive skillsgap throughout the IT industry. In short, we are matchmakers between companies and candidates. We recruit and train graduates with higher educations into productive and certified IT consultants - fast! In addition to the technical skills , the program also provides training in the social skills they need to become productive and valuable consultants, whether they are going to work for internal and external customers.

Although we have grown continuously, we are still friendly, agile and thorough in everything we do. Thank you very much for the trust from customers and partners and we look forward to the year ahead.

2013

Firebrand keeps growing in 2013 and has been awarded Borsens Gazelle prize as the winner of the Sealand Region with an impressive 1430% growth. And just when we thought it couldn´t get any better, we were awarded the Learning Partner of the Year Award by Microsoft Denmark for the 4th consecutive year, this is a the first time a Learning Partner has ever been awarded the prize for four consecutive years.

2012

Demand for Firebrands accelerated learning surpasses all expectations and we are growing again in 2012. We certify more people than ever at our training center Sundsgården , which has been completely reburbished and had had even more rooms and training rooms added. Our Nordic headquarters have again moved to new larger premises in order to make room for many new employees. Firebrand Training Nordic has for the third consecutive year been awarded "Learning Partner of the Year" by Microsoft Denmark. We are now the only partner ever, to have received the award 3 times.

2011

Firebrand has a fantastic 2011, with strong growth which at the end of the year is also manifested by Microsoft Denmark’s repeated naming of Firebrand Training as “Learning Partner of the Year” – for the second straight year! The company also continues recruiting and has during the last months of the year hired three new salespersons and other staff for its training centre.

Firebrand Training will also celebrate its 10th anniversary during the year. After being the leader in accelerated training for a decade, Firebrand has now opened offices in the Benelux countries, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East and Africa. An historic year for Firebrand, which is also accentuated by the fact that we are mentioned among the 20 biggest IT training companies in the world.

2010

Accelerated learning receives a fantastic response from the Nordic market. The intensive, focused and certification-driven concept is well-received. The company continues to grow rapidly, does extensive hiring for various functions and develops the product portfolio, with new, interesting course and certification programs in Oracle, VMware, ISEB Software Testing and Six Sigma, to name a few.

As witness to the above, Firebrand Training Nordic is also named “Learning Partner of the Year” by Microsoft Denmark. The following can be read in the explanation; “With their very own philosophy on how training should be conducted, they have created an original, effective and focused course delivery which has provided very good results and very satisfied course participants.”

Firebrand Training UK moves its headquarters to the prestigious Regent Street in central London.

2009

Firebrand Training Nordic opens its Nordic headquarters outside of Copenhagen and also moves into a new office in Stockholm. The company grows rapidly at the same time that several other training companies close down their businesses. Both a manager for the course center and more salespersons are hired, and the accelerated courses are also launched in Finland.

Firebrand Training UK’s new, modern course center is unveiled in the UK at Wyboston Lakes, Bedfordshire.

2008

Firebrand Training Nordic is founded in September and after just a few months holds its first course at its new Nordic training center Sundsgården just south of Helsingborg in southern Sweden. The courses are primarily aimed at Swedish, Danish and Norwegian participants. Courses offered include primarily Microsoft, but Cisco, CompTIA, CISSP, CEH, Prince2, PMP and ITIL are also represented.

Firebrand Training UK is awarded the “Training Company of the Year” award by the Institute of IT Training in the UK for the third year running, which of course is a new record.

2007

Firebrand Training continues its strong growth and defends the “Training Company of the Year” award bestowed by the Institute of IT Training in the UK.

2006

Firebrand Training wins UK:s Institute of IT Training’s “Training Company of the Year” award for the first time. The jury’s explanation includes: “The holistic accelerated learning model offers a focused business advantage for customers, including several large customers, who receive efficient teaching during a limited period of time.”

2003

Following rapid growth in the UK, a new training center is opened in Rotenburg, Germany. Training is delivered in German, which means that participants from Germany, Austria and Switzerland are able to experience accelerated learning for themselves.

2001

Firebrand Training, originally under the name of Training Camp UK, is co-founded by Stefano Capaldo and Robert Chapman. Impressed by the accelerated learning style offered by Training Camp USA, and inspired by “The Accelerated Learning Handbook” by Dave Meier, they decide to launch the first program of courses in the UK in 2001.