Colliers ACCELERATE Capital Markets Future Leaders

30 09 19 accellerate programme

Colliers launch European Capital Markets Talent Development programme.


Colliers International has today announced the launch of ACCELERATE a European Capital Markets Talent Development programme that has been designed to support the growth of our capital markets capabilities at all levels of the business. 

At Colliers, we believe that great leadership is critical to developing a vibrant, successful and innovative workplace. We are dedicated to the growth and development of our people at all levels and as part of this drive for talent, I am proud to be the board sponsor of ACCELERATE.” said Tony Horrell, Colliers UK & Ireland CEO. “Identifying talent and nurturing the next generation of capital markets experts and directors means that we are investing in the leaders of tomorrow.”

Supported by Colliers’ EMEA Board, ACCELERATE provides 16 successful candidates with the opportunity to build their capital markets experience across borders and gain an even deeper understanding of the international marketplace by participating in the programme. The group will participate in a one-year intensive training course, that will take place in four European cities – London, Madrid, Copenhagen and Frankfurt. The curriculum will combine academic subject matter with client management; and feature contributions from industry experts and business leaders on topics ranging from managing the transition into leadership and cross border capital flows. 

We are partnering with CASS Business School as our Academic Partners who will offer their expertise and give candidates further insights and support,” Sophia Kalpaka, Colliers International’s ACCELERATE Course Director added. “At the heart of the programme is sharing and learning from others and the opportunity to test new skills in a dynamic environment.”

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Tony Horrell

Chief Executive Officer - UK and Ireland

London - West End

Tony is Chief Executive Officer of Colliers International for UK and Ireland, a role he has held since 2010. 

He is responsible for the direction and growth of the UK business, which now employs over 900 people across 16 offices. His focus is on accelerating clients’ success locally and internationally through an enhanced level of service, whilst also retaining and recruiting some of the best talent in the commercial property sector.

Tony is a member of Colliers International’s EMEA Board and Global Senior Executive team, which sets the vision and strategy for the company. 

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Charlotte Williams

Director of PR & Communications| UK & EMEA

London - West End

As Director of PR & Communications in the UK and EMEA I am responsible for:
• Developing and executing internal and external communications strategy for the UK and EMEA business.
• Developing and implementing tactical communications plans to build the brand and promote key messages across all media - print, broadcast and social
• Advising senior management on communications reputation management and developing a media engagement programme that supports key business lines.
• Media evaluation and reporting objectives, targets and successes across the business.
• Delivering strategic communications programmes for all our M&A activity


  • Manage the UK in-house PR teams
  • Provide strategic direction to the PR teams acorss EMEA
  • For a year (2013/2014) I was Acting Head of EMEA Marketing & Communications (maternity leave cover)
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