The prize package
This year's winner will receive prizes worth thousands of pounds. Our fabulous package of support includes mentoring, an iPad, financial advice and lots more which will help The Pitch 2013 champion on the road to success.
This page will update throughout the year as we add more fabulous prizes to the list.
Mentoring from serial entrepreneur Karen Darby
Money can't buy mentoring from award winning serial entrepreneur Karen Darby who has grown several successful businesses. Karen's latest project is Crowdmission.com, a crowdfunding platform for companies with a social focus.
Membership, mentoring & an iPad from Alibaba
One year's Gold Supplier Membership
Gold Supplier is Alibaba.com's highest and most premium level of membership that helps maximize your company's exposure and business opportunities. As a Gold Supplier Member, you can generate more inquiries than a free member. Gold Supplier Membership can also benefit your business by providing you with easy-to-use online tools, exclusive training and customer support. Seize this opportunity to meet millions of buyers worldwide.
A day with Fraser Smeaton, co-founder of successful brand Morphsuits, including lunch powered by Alibaba.com
Three young entrepreneurs have created a whole new category of fancy dress costumes after being inspired by a polyester and Lycra costume they saw while on a stag weekend in Dublin. For the financial year ending May 2012, Morphsuits posted revenues of just under £12 million. Fraser commented: "We have a huge amount of ambition. Over the past year-on-year we have been growing by 300% - and we want to continue that growth trajectory. We believe we have the tools to do just that, both with going into new markets, new types of suits and new countries."
One iPad powered by Alibaba.com
Business advice from ICAEW
ICAEW is contributing £1,000 towards business advice with an ICAEW Chartered Accountant for the One to Watch prize winner.
Marketing support from Constant Contact
12 months’ of monthly, one-hour marketing mentoring sessions with a small business marketing mentor.
12 months’ free use of Email Marketing from Constant Contact
A copy of Engagement Marketing for each of the five finalists
Lessons in PR and a guaranteed interview from The Pitch founder Dan Martin
With 12 years’ experience as a journalist, BusinessZone.co.uk editor and The Pitch founder Dan Martin will provide expert advice to our winner on how to get valuable press coverage. To get them started, Dan will interview the winner for publication on BusinessZone.co.uk.
Full membership and advertising on the UK’s biggest online business forums
Our champion will receive a year’s free full membership of UK Business Forums, an online forum with a membership of more than 150,000 entrepreneurs who post 30,000 contributions a month. They will also receive three months’ free advertising space to promote their company.