Free business support

Are you a business owner wanting to access skills and resources to put your ideas into action?

If so, Newcastle University Business School would like to talk to you about Captured, an innovative free programme to help your business.

You may have plans for your business that you would like to talk through with others. You may have challenges that you need to address before you can move your business forward.

Captured will help you explore different routes to managing and developing your business and enable you to access experienced managers from larger regional businesses to assist you in developing your plans and putting them into practice. We know you are busy. Captured is not time away from your business – it is time dedicated to making those hours more productive.


  • The chance to reflect on your needs, challenges and opportunities
  • Signposting to sources of support appropriate to the needs of your business
  • The chance to make valuable new contacts
  • An action plan to move from ideas to next steps.

The programme is completely free, but places are limited and to be eligible you must run and manage a business with fewer than 20 employees. Your business can be in any sector, anywhere in the North East. Once accepted, you will be enrolled onto the programme, which consists of 4 half-day workshops, that are being held at various locations throughout the region.


The workshops will be held in 4 areas around the region and the dates are as follows:

Newcastle: 25 April and 23 May

Gateshead / South Tyneside:  5 April, 27 April and 25 May

Durham: 3 May, 17 May, 7 June, 5 July

Northumberland: 11 May, 24 May, 8 June and 6 July

Venues will be confirmed shortly and all workshops will run from 10am to 1pm

For further information please visit our website

To book your place please contact Jo Singh, Captured Programme Coordinator ( or 0191 208 2031