The Pitch - Britain’s biggest small business competition

Take your business to the next level

Since starting as a pitching competition back in 2008 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 online activity designed to give you the skills, support and exposure you need to succeed. The very best businesses will be invited to join us at an exclusive live final and gain exclusive access to our judges - some of the most successful and well connected individuals in the UK. 

And the best part? It's all completely free!


Why Enter The Pitch?

Get expert support in 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, investors and your peers

2016 Timeline


Registrations for the Pitch have now closed! If you have registered you have until the 31st July to submit your initial application. It only takes about 20 minutes!


Access exclusive money-can’t-buy advice and support from experts in marketing, sales, finance, people and legal.


Attend a bootcamp for one-to-one pitching coaching, plus loads of opportunities to practice your pitch to win!


Be a part of The Pitch Showcase in London, The top 20 most exciting businesses will be selected to pitch to become The Pitch Champion 2016!

What our contestants think...


Deepak Tailor

"The Pitch is an amazing event with the best entrepreneurs in the UK!"


Olivia Sibony

Grub Club

"The Pitch is a great reminder of how lucky we are as entrepreneurs to be on such an exhilarating roller-coaster journey."


Gareth Craven

Hire an Artist

"Incredible. Life-changing. Self-empowering."


Kon-ick MacFarlane-Hunt

Gamer Social

"The whole day makes you feel like a business rockstar!"

The Pitch 2016

Far from simply being an energy supplier, E.ON can provide a range of innovative energy saving solutions tailored to your business needs.  E.ON is uniquely placed to help businesses capitalise on energy efficiency through their impartial approach to technology, end-to-end service and ongoing support. By offering this end-to-end service E.ON will help you use your energy more efficiently and make your business more profitable in the most unexpected ways.