The Captured Programme from Newcastle University brings together experienced managers and owners from big organisations and small business owners in order to provide valuable insight, drawing on each other’s experiences.

Applications are now open for Captured 2019

Newcastle University Business School is now taking applications for their innovative business support programme, Captured. The programme is targeted towards small and micro-enterprises that are keen to learn from big players in the industry and push their business to grow.

The programme is made up of  four half-day facilitated workshops over the course of two months. Each series of workshops has a cohort of up to eight small firms. In workshops one and two, the small business owner is paired with a manager from a large regional firm, to provide one on one insight. Visit the Captured Programme micro-site to learn more about getting involved.

Captured Programme Workshops

Workshop one

Workshop one will invite small-business owners to identify the key areas of the business they feel needs the most attention and that they wish to develop more effectively.

Workshop two

The second workshop of the half-day programme will consist of the small-business owners working with the large-firm managers to get to know one another and identify key challenges and priorities for the small-business.

Workshop three

In this workshop, the small-business owners and the managers will brainstorm and put together an action-plan for the small business. This can cover anything from resources, capabilities, capacities and so on.

Workshop four

In the final workshop of the day, the small-business owners will have chance to reflect on the advice, guidance and insight they have been provided from the large-firm managers and review their progress thus far on the action plan that was put together in workshop three. This will also be a chance to reflect on the programme as a whole.

Participate in the Captured Programme

Captured Programme is completely free and to qualify, your business can be from any sector, but should have fewer than 20 employees and be based in County Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside or Sunderland.

All workshops will run from 10am to 1pm and include lunch and refreshments. You must be available for all 4 workshops. So please bear this in mind when selecting a cohort.

2019 Captured Programme Workshop Dates:

Cohort 1: FULL

Cohort 2 Venue - North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC), Wearfield Enterprise Park East, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR5 2TA

Workshop 1  – 6th Feb

Workshop 2  – 19th Feb

Workshop 3  – 6th Mar

Workshop 4  – 16th Apr

Cohort 3   Newcastle University Business School, 5 Barrack Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4SE

Workshop 1  – 1st May

Workshop 2  – 13th May

Workshop 3  – 21st May

Workshop 4  – 26th June

Cohort 4    The Central Exchange, Suite 10, Saville Exchange, Howard St, North Shields NE30 1SE

Workshop 1  – 7th May

Workshop 2  – 22nd May

Workshop 3  – 4th June

Workshop 4  – 26th June

You can apply for the programme today by filling in the online application form.