The value of external perspectives

One of the mantras of Captured (go.ncl.ac.uk/nubs/captured) is that external perspectives are extremely valuable to any venture and we try to practice what we preach.

Not only do we listen to our participants, our owner-managers and the managers from the larger businesses, we have also always had a steering group chaired by an independent chair. At the outset that role was taken by Graham Hartley, Managing Director, Siemens Power Generation Services, Power and Gas. Graham was a great supporter of Captured, and when he moved to take on a new role at EthosEnergy we were delighted that Richard Snell, of IBM UK accepted our invitation to the over that role.

Image: Managers and small business owners reflecting on their time on Captured.

We also are privileged to have Sarah Callender, MD of Bdaily; Dinah Jackson of the North East Local Enterprise Partnership; Danielle Turton of Siemens; Matthew Creedy of Ethical Partnership as external members of our steering group. Leigh Sear of SFEDI, Fiona McCusker, Jo Singh and myself complete the line up.

We will be meeting on Tuesday 29th August to plan the launch of the third iteration of Captured…watch this space!

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