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Bye Bye APMG, Welcome Capita

The Cabinet Office announced recently that Capita has won the bid for the Best Management Practices portfolio of services (this includes the PRINCE2® and ITIL® frameworks, which are widely used in the private sector. It generates revenue for the public purse through accreditation of exam institutes and training organisations, exam sales and publications).

Capita will replace APMG as The Accreditor for the next 3 years (starting from January 2014).

Capita is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. In 2012 Capita Plc. had a turnover of almost €4 billion, a pre-tax profit of almost €350 million and more than 45,000 employees.

This Joint Venture partnership between the UK Cabinet Office and Capita will establish a new company (NewCo), owning the Intellectual Property Rights of Best Practice Portfolio Bid including ITIL® and Prince2®. 

APMG will remain as a certification company, that is, as an EI (Examination Institute).

Cabinet Office has clarified that there will be minimum disruption to the current ecosystem which markets and delivers the products and the accompanying training and examinations.

Here you can read the official communication:

Finally, as an auditor, I must say that the official site does not contain all appropriate trademark and copyright statements in the PRINCE2® and ITIL® references 🙂