managing director instant search limited
author: How to Change Your Life with Technology
Capstick gained a science degree at Manchester Metropolitan.
His first experience of self employment was a
window cleaning round he bought after graduating - the proceeds of which
funded a round the world trip.
he worked for International
in Indo-China and East Africa. Returning to the UK, he taught in several
inner city schools in Manchester, Sheffield and London's East End. He
joined the Financial
as a journalist in 1985 working as a books editor, progressing to writing
on The International, a magazine for UK expatriates. Later he worked in the
newsroom of the daily paper as a computer systems analyst.
In 1991 he left the FT
to set up his own business, Instant Search, and to move back to his
native Lancashire. The business is a company research and analysis service
- clients call and email from all parts of the UK and overseas to request
information which is faxed or emailed back to them. Payment is by credit
card and the customer receives the report in 10 or 15 minutes - hence the
Articles about him and
his wife Katie, who is a director of the company, have appeared in various
national publications including The Times, Daily
Financial Times, Express, Options & Computer Weekly. He contributes regularly to BBC national radio
and the World Service, from an ISDN radio studio at the company, and
lectures on running a high-tech business from the countryside.
His book, How to Change Your Life with
Technology, was first published in 1998 - the second
edition was published in 2001.
In 2002 he was
appointed to the editorial board of the quarterly publication, Business
Information Review. He is an Ambassador for the East
Lancashire Partnership, and has sat as a Non Exec on the board of
directors of the East Lancashire Chamber of
Commerce & Industry. 2003 appointed judge for Broadband Britain
Challenge, short-listed for eCommerce Awards.
In recent years Anthony has been engaged by various
multinationals with a focus on Programme and Project start-ups and
turnarounds. Organisations like Unilever, GE, BT, Microsoft and Fujitsu (at
the DVLA). He is Prince 2 and MSP qualified.
Katie & Anthony have three sons and a daughter.