The Pitch Prize Package

Regardless of what stage of the competition you reach, you're guaranteed to benefit from the fantastic networking and learning opportunites that being part of The Pitch has to offer. But for one lucky contestant, The Pitch Champion, there's a lot more at stake! 

Below you can see what The Pitch 2014 Champion Rebecca Coates, co-founder of propertECO won. Register your interest for The Pitch 2015 and it could be you walking away with a similar prize package!

Two years of CloudCare services from AVG

AVG, the online security company for 177 million users is pleased to offer the winner of The Pitch 2014 two years of AVG CloudCare services worth over £2000.  This includes AVG AntiVirus, AVG Content Filtering, AVG Email Security Services and AVG Online Backup for up to 50 employees.  All the security and protection a new business needs to ensure their devices, data and people are safe. 

In addition to the products, AVG will work closely with its partner, Total Computers to provide the winner with two years’ worth of free security support and services.

Mentoring from award winning serial entrepreneur Karen Darby

Social entrepreneur Karen Darby, founder of, has supported The Pitch since 2009 and in 2014 she will once again judge our final and provide The Pitch 2014 champion with money-can't-buy mentoring. Our lucky winner will benefit from Karen's 30 years of business experience with a minimum of three face-to-face meetings and unlimited phone contact for a year. A truly amazing prize!


12 months free access to Regus business lounges around the world

Regus, the world’s largest provider of flexible workspaces with 1.5 million customers across 100 countries, will provide The Pitch 2014 Champion with a Regus Businessworld Gold membership for 12 months. The scheme gives unlimited, drop-in access to business lounges in 230 Regus locations in the UK and 1,800 worldwide, including Regus Express centres at transport and retail hubs. The lounges provide co-working space, ThinkPods (dedicated workstations with privacy screens), relaxed seating with laptop rests, secure wifi and complimentary refreshments. They are used by business travellers to keep productive between meetings, and by local home-workers, small companies and flexible workers who require drop-in workspace at convenient locations.

Ecommerce website and email services for a year from ekmPowershop

Leading ecommerce provider ekmPowershop will reward The Pitch 2014 Champion with a free ecommerce website, a domain name of their choice and a full email service for a year. The winner will get off to a roaring start online using ekmPowershop’s huge selection of free ecommerce features and stunning templates.



Two press releases and a PR masterclass from 10 Yetis

10 Yetis is an award winning PR agency. Online, offline, TV, radio; you name it, the company has got clients on it! This year, the business is getting on board with The Pitch 2014 and giving away some goodies. 

10 Yetis is giving The Pitch 2014 Champion two media releases over a one month period, including the sell-in to the media that best suits the business. In addition, the Head Yeti of the agency, Andy Barr, himself a global conference speaker on all things media, will deliver a two hour planning and PR advice session to the winner and the key people in their company. He may even provide biscuits. Remember though, you gotta be in it to win it!

A Nokia Lumia 2520

Running on Windows RT 8.1, the Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet features a bright 10.1-inch display, 4G LTE connectivity and super-fast charging, as well as Microsoft Office RT Edition for editing and creating documents, spreadsheets, slideshows and electronic notes and accessing your emails and calendar.

£1,000 of business advice services from ICAEW

ICAEW is contributing £1,000 towards business advice with an ICAEW Chartered Accountant for the One to Watch prize winner.

Exclusive Gold Card membership from Huddlebuy for The Pitch finalists

Huddlebuy, Europe’s leading business benefits provider, are giving the 5 finalists of The Pitch 2014 membership to their exclusive Gold Card (worth £99). Huddlebuy help businesses grow whilst saving them over £8,000/year through the 100s of exclusive business benefits and personal perks, including best pricing from Apple, free flight upgrades, free legal advice and accounting software, savings at the UK’s biggest supermarkets, free hotel nights, free world-class marketing tools and much more.

£250 of free minicab journeys from Minicabster

Minicabster, the UK’s leading minicab provider, will provide The Pitch 2014 Champion with £250 worth of free minicab journeys so that wherever they are in London, Birmingham or Manchester, a personal driver will be only a tap away. Forget cramming onto a crowded Tube or bus, the winning entrepreneur will travel in style by executive car from one business meeting to another.

500 branded promotional pens from Senator

Senator is the largest manufacturer of promotional pens, ranging from budget to high-end.  It also offers the premium retail Lamy collection of writing instruments. The promotional pen is a cost-effective, mobile marketing tool for communicating messages and maintaining brand awareness. 

The Pitch 2014 Champion will receive 500 multi-award winning New Spring Metallic pens fully branded with their company name or logo. The highly desirable retractable ballpen has a sleek, sophisticated appearance, combining function with flair. It's available in a range of metallic shades including anthracite, blue, black and white.

Creative web support from Sift Media

The Pitch Champion will receive a full day of Web Design, Development and User Experience consultancy from the experts at Sift Media.

Online advertising with Sift Media

Advertising across Sift Media's small business portfolio, up to value of £10,000.

LinkedIn Business account

Courtesy of, The Pitch Champion will receive a 12 month LinkedIn Business account subscription allowing them to make valuable connections to help grow their business.

Lifetime membership of UK Business Forums is the UK's largest community of small businesses. The Pitch winner will receive a lifetime membership, worth thousands of pounds.

A year's UK Business Forums membership for The Pitch 100

Once applications close, our panel of expert judges will shortlist 100 contestants to go through to the next stage - The Pitch Boot Camps. These 100 contestants will all receive a year's free membership on UK Business Forums.

Interview with

The Pitch Champion will be able to share their success through a guaranteed, in depth interview with




Below is an additional prize which is available if you are a finalist and meet the criteria

Special prize package for businesses with a social or environmental benefit

Karen Darby, founder of CrowdMission and The Pitch 2014 judge, will award a special prize package to up to five finalists who have a social mission at the core of their business. The prize includes crowdfunding, sales, marketing and PR support, business mentoring with Karen, legal advice on IP and patents and a free, professionally filmed pitch video. The qualifying businesses must be limited by shares (or prepared to incorporate as one) and looking to raise between £10,000 and £500,000 equity finance.