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The Captured 2022 Christmas Gift Guide is here!

Shop local this year for Christmas with the new Captured Gift Guide.

Last modified: Mon, 21 Nov 2022 12:54:52 GMT

Pop-Up Primer Part 2

The Pop-up Primer Programme is an action research project designed to develop the retail skills of local creative and food and drink businesses.

Last modified: Mon, 31 Oct 2022 14:56:42 GMT

Masterclass | Facing your Impostor Syndrome

For this session, Kiz and Stan from Mortal Fools, a multi-award-winning theatre, drama and creative learning charity based in Northumberland, took us through an excellent workshop on identifying and facing impostor syndrome.

Last modified: Tue, 26 Jul 2022 10:52:07 BST

Masterclass | Improving Website Accessibility

Accessibility is a very broad topic, but thanks to Jackie participants can find a good starting point and improve their website for a broader audience.

Last modified: Mon, 11 Jul 2022 14:38:49 BST

Pop-Up Primer

Workshop programme designed to develop the retail skills of local creative and food and drink businesses.

Last modified: Mon, 31 Oct 2022 13:11:46 GMT

Masterclass | Making Sense Of Media

Participants of our newest Masterclass with Jule Wilson got some first-rate tips about approaching media as a small business owner.

Last modified: Mon, 04 Apr 2022 15:24:52 BST

How women are fuelling the passion for business at Newcastle University

A home takeaway service started during lockdown has grown into one of North Tyneside’s newest eateries thanks to the support of a new all-woman enterprise programme.

Last modified: Wed, 16 Mar 2022 13:04:29 GMT

Captured for Ceatives

We are delighted to be working with Creative Fuse North East to deliver Captured for Creatives, which is an online version of the Captured programme tailored for creative businesses.

Last modified: Sun, 24 Apr 2022 19:36:21 BST

Masterclass | Building a brand for good

Our latest Masterclass was with the wonderful Lucy and Paul Hull from For the Love of the North on the subject of ‘Building a Brand for Good’ .

Last modified: Wed, 02 Feb 2022 16:39:48 GMT

ReCaptured | Revisiting and reconnecting is helping small businesses refocus.

ReCaptured gives previous participants of the Captured programme the opportunity to reflect on how their business has changed, where they are now and where they need support.

Last modified: Wed, 02 Feb 2022 16:06:51 GMT

Festive Guide 2021 is here!

Shop local this year for Christmas with the new Festive Guide.

Last modified: Wed, 08 Dec 2021 14:50:24 GMT

Online Masterclass | Creating a long-term new business pipeline

In this session Karen from Most Sensational took the participants through the process of generating new leads for business.

Last modified: Fri, 03 Dec 2021 21:54:52 GMT

Captured in Top 20 at the Going Beyond Awards

We are proud to announce that Captured was recently listed in the top 20 at the Going Beyond Awards!

Last modified: Thu, 25 Nov 2021 10:30:44 GMT

Re-Capturing knowledge and forging new relationships

The past 18 months have been challenging for everyone, but one thing we know about small business owners is that they are incredibly resilient, innovative, and adaptable.

Last modified: Mon, 13 Sep 2021 14:16:11 BST

Online Masterclass | Mastering the Finances

The last of our online masterclasses for this academic year saw Yvonne Gale from NEL Fund Managers take us through an insightful and useful session on business finances

Last modified: Mon, 12 Jul 2021 14:32:48 BST

Online Masterclass | Making the most of Social Media for your Business

Corinne Lewis-Ward of Powder Butterfly took the participants on a tour of the most popular social media platforms and helped them to understand how these can be optimised for business

Last modified: Sun, 27 Jun 2021 15:53:47 BST

Online Masterclass | Find your Superpower

Do you get stuck ‘doing’ rather than ‘dreaming’ about your BIG Vision?.. Following her TEDx Newcastle talk ‘The Clarity Quest’ we invited Ann

Last modified: Mon, 24 May 2021 13:53:56 BST

Captured Programme partner with the Millin Charity

Captured has partnered with the Millin Charity to deliver a tailored version of the Captured programme called Your Enterprise to a cohort of female only small business owners from the North East.

Last modified: Wed, 26 May 2021 14:45:10 BST

Online Masterclass | Market Your Business on One Page

Marketing Consultant, Jo Long took the Captured Alumni thorough a practical and interactive workshop that taught them how to devise a simple and useable marketing strategy for their businesses.

Last modified: Mon, 08 Feb 2021 14:51:13 GMT

Contributing to the Treasury Committee’s Economic Impact of Coronavirus Inquiry

Captured Lead, Fiona Whitehurst submitted a paper to the Treasury Committee’s Economic Impact of Coronavirus Inquiry, which has been published.

Last modified: Mon, 08 Feb 2021 15:00:47 GMT

Online Masterclass | Smoother Sailing Communicating Online

This masterclass covered dealing with “Difficult People”, Dementors & Mood Hoovers, why it’s normal to be negative sometimes and how to make life easier AND stay professional, especially when online.

Last modified: Mon, 08 Feb 2021 15:05:29 GMT

Christmas Gift Guide

The Captured team has created a Christmas Gift Guide featuring some of the talented businesses we work with Shop local to support small and micro businesses

Last modified: Mon, 08 Feb 2021 15:05:45 GMT

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2020 16-20 November

We are delighted to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week and in particular the fantastic entrepreneurs and businesses we are lucky enough to work with

Last modified: Wed, 18 Nov 2020 15:21:45 GMT

How Captured is helping North East businesses through Lockdown

When the country went into lockdown in March 2020, the Captured Programme was in full-swing. Following a short pause, the team quickly adapted to continue to support the businesses on the programme

Last modified: Wed, 18 Nov 2020 15:25:27 GMT

Online Masterclass | Mental Toughness

John Sunderland-Wright led the group through a series of exercises around building resilience and mental toughness

Last modified: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 15:05:25 BST

Online Masterclass | Mini Resolutions Retreat

Dr Julie Scanlon took the delegates through a resolutions retreat session to help them identify what drove and inspired them

Last modified: Mon, 06 Jul 2020 13:10:31 BST

Online Masterclass | Marketing on a Budget

2nd in our new series of online masterclasses for Captured alumni

Last modified: Mon, 06 Jul 2020 13:29:26 BST

Online Masterclass | Improving Your Odds of Success with 2-Way Communication

Online Masterclass | Improving Your Odds of Success with 2-Way Communication

Last modified: Mon, 27 Apr 2020 13:34:04 BST

Captured Masterclass | Managing Wellbeing and Building Resilience

Masterclass | Multitasking, Myth-Busting and Record-Breaking. We hosted our second Captured masterclass last week, this time with John Sunderland-Wright of the NFE Group on the topic of managing wellbeing and building personal resilience.

Last modified: Wed, 25 Sep 2019 13:13:45 BST

FSB Small Business of the Year Awards North East 2020

FSB Small Business of the Year Awards North East 2020

Last modified: Mon, 06 Jul 2020 13:26:36 BST

Applications Now Open For Captured 2020

Applications are now open for the Captured 2020 programme. If you own or manage a small business in the North East please read on

Last modified: Fri, 13 Dec 2019 12:17:44 GMT

Captured Christmas Fair at the Business School

Christmas Fair at the Business School. We were delighted to be able to host our second Christmas Fair at the Business School this week. There are plenty of other Christmas Fairs this time of year, but this one is a bit special.

Last modified: Fri, 29 Nov 2019 13:56:44 GMT

Captured Masterclass | Let's Talk About Money

This week marked the first in our 2-part Masterclass on the subject of money, which we are co-hosting with NEL Fund Managers.

Last modified: Fri, 29 Nov 2019 13:57:20 GMT

Captured Masterclass | Storytelling Techniques for Business

The latest Masterclass in our series was held on Friday the 20th of September with expert storyteller Duncan Yellowlees.

Last modified: Fri, 29 Nov 2019 13:57:46 GMT

Captured Masterclass | Pitching and Presenting with Impact

Pitching and Presenting with Impact with Jo Darby of Voice in the Room.

Last modified: Fri, 04 Oct 2019 11:49:08 BST

Captured Alumni at the FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards

This year's FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards was a fantastic event made all the more enjoyable by seeing so many of the Captured Alumni nominated for awards.

Last modified: Fri, 29 Nov 2019 14:00:33 GMT

Nina Walton of Walton Marketing talks about her time on the Captured Programme

Having the opportunity to build new networks, overcome challenges and develop long term business goals were key priorities for business owner Nina Walton of Walton Marketing & Communications.

Last modified: Fri, 29 Nov 2019 14:00:51 GMT