Inspiring & 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.

Why Caplor Horizons?

To inspire & enable leaders to deliver a sustainable future.

“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. Click here to watch the CaplorHorizons 'start up' story along with Charles Handy speaking about his latest ideas.

“We facilitate the review and development of organisational visions and strategy; carry out leadership and team development programmes; help strengthen the abilities of individuals, teams and organisations to influence change.”

Sue Stockdale - Inspirational Speaker, Coach and Leadership Advisor

How we work

We start by listening and understanding the needs, aspirations and context. We then design and deliver high quality bespoke services and distinctive programmes at an accessible cost.

“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.”

Lorna Pearcey - Director of Development

“We have had the privilege of working with Liz and Charles Handy to create a 'Still Life'. They have also created a Booklet. Liz took the pictures and Charles has written about Caplor Horizons, described some of the people involved and provides summary insights about the Still Life.”

Vanessa Bradbury - Social Media Advisor

“Ann Alder (pictured above) and I have worked with Caplor Horizons to develop an innovative model, The Caplor House. It is the organisation's DNA. Along with others involved with Caplor Horizons, we've also created the Essentials programme.”

Dr Geoff Cox - Learning Design Advisor

Our Values and Beliefs 

Inspiration, Sustainability and Improvement.

What our beliefs and values mean to us

“A sustainable future is at the heart of everything we do. It is part of our Caplor House model and it informs our day to day work – for instance, during strategy development we encourage organisations to compliment a short and medium term focus with longer term vision.”

Usha Ladwa-Thomas - Vice Chair and Sustainability Advisor

Our Future

We will contribute towards a movement for change while creating an organisation to deliver practical activities.

“We will keep the organisation small, and the costs low, but grow by being adapted and adopted by others.”

William Eccles - Conservation Advisor

Why is “Caplor” in CaplorHorizons?


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 Hill is also home to a few small and medium sized organisations, including Caplor Farm and the “Caplor” group of companies, a 3rd generation family enterprise. Such organisations exist throughout the world, often in hard-to-reach places, and serve to prove that 'not-for-profits' and businesses are both fundementally important. SMEs provide a vital role in society, even though they often attract less attention than their larger counter-parts. Furthermore all organisations – whatever their scale – need to have a meaningful purpose beyond survival and making a necessary surplus or profit.

Caplor View

Both 'not-for-profits' and businesses are fundementally important to society.

“We're committed to leading by example.”

Ian Williams, Executive Director

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

Gareth Williams, Managing Director
CaplorEnergy, CaplorProperty, CaplorFarm

Caplor Perspectives

“I am confident that both the local and global perspectives of CaplorHorizons will make a significant contribution to sustainable development.”

John Elkington - Author on Corporate Responsibility
Coined the phrase “triple bottom line.”