What’s it all about?

The Pitch is the UK's biggest small business competition, and we're proud to have been running since 2008. We’re passionate about helping startups by shining a light on fantastic entrepreneurial talent, and over the years we've met some incredible small businesses, a lot of whom have gone on to do great things.

With our inspiring programme of awesome advice, ideas and events, we want to educate and empower entrepreneurs and early stage startups like you to succeed in business.

Applications are now closed for 2015, but we'll be announcing the 100 lucky entrepreneurs who make it through to the next stage very soon, so stay tuned!


What people are saying

"A big thank you for everything you did to put on what, in my experience, is the best small business event in the country!"

Rebecca Coates,

The Pitch 2014 Champion

"I just want to say a big, big thank you for running a great final day at The Pitch in Bristol. I can’t speak highly enough of the event and I wish you every success in years to come."

Edward Ward, Veglo,

The Pitch 2014 Final 5

"All in all, I feel a stronger, more knowledgeable, more confident business person for being part of The Pitch."

Sooz Chirino, Sansooz,

The Pitch 2014 Top 100


Working with The Pitch supporters, we've created a series of toolkits that will inspire you in crafting a brilliant pitch, as well guiding you through different aspects of running a successful small business.

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