Launched in 2008 by business news site Business Zone, The Pitch has grown to become one of the most anticipated events on the SME calendar, providing a valuable opportunity for winning businesses to gain funding.
Published earlier this week, this year's shortlist names the fifty young SMEs invited to Bristol on the 25th September to pitch their business plan ideas to a panel of expert judges.
Many of the candidates for turned to Twitter to express their gratitude for being invited to take part in the renowned event.
Beyond offering these nominated businesses a platform to have their ideas heard, The Pitch Live also welcomes those that didn't make the shortlist to attend. Alongside the main contest, small business owners can expect presentations and case studies from leading business experts, roundtable discussion sessions and the chance to network with fellow entrepreneurs. Tickets can be purchased for £10, which are exchanged for £10B (Bristol pounds) for guests to spend back into the local economy.
As a strong supporter of SMEs, Aldermore understands the value of industry events like The Pitch, not only for the winning business, but also for all those involved to come together to share expertise. Aldermore wishes all the candidates good luck in the live final, and looks forward to hearing more from each of the well-deserving small business candidates in the future.
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