In its seventh year, the nationwide initiative has helped thousands of entrepreneurs since it begun in 2008 and applicants have the chance to take their business to the next level.
Applications are now open and start-ups have until 13th July to enter the competition; when it is whittled down to 100 entrepreneurs who will attend one of two intensive training boot camps in Manchester and London.
30 finalists will then be chosen and compete at The Pitch 2014 Final in Bristol in October and the winner will receive a huge package of business support.
Not only will they be able to boast about winning the competition but they'll recieve 12 months free access to business lounges around the world, £250 worth of taxi travel in Manchester, London and Birmingham, a Nokia Lumia tablet, web design advice and PR consultancy.
If you’re a UK-based business and have been trading less than three years, this is an incredible opportunity to take your brand up a notch and prove its worth.
Founded by BusinessZone.co.uk and UK Business Forums, the final boasts an impressive panel including serial social entrepreneur and founder of CrowdMission.com Karen Darby and Judith Bitterli, serial entrepreneur and Chief Marketing Officer at AVG Technologies.
Budding entrepreneurs with a great idea but yet to start trading can apple for the One to Watch category and the winner will receive £1,000 worth of business advice from an ICAEW Chartered Accountant.
Dan Martin, editor of BusinessZone.co.uk and founder of The Pitch, says: “The Pitch has come a long way since our humble beginnings in 2008, and we are delighted to be back for a seventh year. There aren’t many business competitions that have lasted that long!
“From day one, our aim has been to support Britain’s innovative entrepreneurs who are so crucial to the success of the UK economy. We’ve helped thousands since we launched, but The Pitch 2014 is set to be the best competition yet. We can’t wait to meet this year’s crop of entrepreneurial talent.”
Click here for more information on the prize package.