The Pitch - Britain’s biggest small business competition

Meet our 2016 Pitch Champion

After hundreds of applications, we went from 50 bootcampers to our 15 finalists. We are excited to announce that Kafoodle is our Pitch Champion 2016!

Headed up by Tarryn Gorre, Kafoodle is a software that allows all businesses across the food industry to be compliant with international food legislation and communicate this to prospective buyers and consumers.

Tarryn wowed our panel of judges with her confident 3 minute pitch at our final in London, demonstrating a thorough understanding of her market and showing huge growth potential for the business.

Meet our 2016 Pitch Champion

Taking your business to the next level

It’s our 10th anniversary! This year is going to be the biggest and best yet! Join us, be a part of something amazing and celebrate a decade of supporting entrepreneurs, just like you.

Could you be the next Pitch Champion?

Over the years The Pitch has helped thousands of small businesses grow, and in that time we’ve done a fair bit of growing ourselves! Since starting as a pitching competition a decade ago we’ve evolved into one of the UK’s most exciting small business programmes, geared up to educate, empower and enable entrepreneurs just like you to take your business to the next level.

How do we do this? We run an inspiring programme of activity both online and through our awesome live events, all designed to give you the skills, support and exposure you need to succeed. And the best part? It's all completely free!

Find out more and register your interest The Pitch 2017

Register your interest for 2017

Why enter The Pitch?

Get expert support in business critical areas: sales, marketing, finance, technology, legal and people
Build connections and networks that benefit you and your business for years to come
Get exposure and profiling for your small business across national reach
Gain confidence and validation from small business experts

2017 Timeline

Apr

Applications for the Pitch 2017 open in April! Don’t miss your chance at being our 10th anniversary champion. Entries close 31 Aug!

Sept

We'll be announcing the 50 top businesses who'll be taken through to the Pitch bootcamp in London

Sept

Our top 50 will receive intensive business workshops, 1-2-1 coaching. You'll then showcase their business in a 90 second pitch live on stage!

Oct

The Pitch Showcase in London! We'll celebrate everyone who took part and the 15 most exciting businesses will pitch to become the 2017 champion!

What our contestants think...

Paola Dyboski-Bryant

Dr Zigs

"A seriously valuable experience. Learnt loads, was totally inspired, and made great contacts along the way. Best small business competition out there."

Sam Kopelman

La Belle Assiette

"Sorry for the cliche - but it really is a competition where the taking part is all that matters!"

Gareth Craven

Hire an Artist

"Honestly even if you don't win, even if you don't get a prize, the people and the environment there is so incredible - there's nothing else quite like it."

Liam Dickerson

Housekeep

"Everybody wins at the Pitch. Joined Britain's hottest small business entrepreneurs to hone our knowledge perfect our pitches"

The Pitch 2017