Our Pitch of the Week competition continues to go from strength to
strength, highlighting great business ideas that deserve their moment in the
spotlight. We thought we would take an opportunity to pause for a moment and
take another look at some of the brilliant businesses that we have featured
on this page over the previous two months:
Uni Baggage: Paul Stewart was the ninth winner of our competition with his
low cost courier booking service for students. He used his experiences as a
student and the difficulties he faced when transporting his belonging to
university as the basis of his business idea. His service is up to four
times cheaper for students than usual baggage transfer service charges.
KafeChew Edutech: This is another small business story which was inspired by
studying. Kai Chew was preparing to start a degree in Actuarial Sciences but
struggled to find the information sources he required. His website KafeChew
brings together the actuarial science community and provides them with
information and resources.
Domoticware: Manoj Phatak is combining his dream of running a small business
with his dream lifestyle in the vibrant technological sector in Elche,
Spain. His most recent innovation was a display case for museums that uses
smart glass to protect art from the damaging effects of light.
Waste Notes: In August, Gordon Shaw became the first person to win our
competition twice. Having previously won with ‘Environmentally Friendly
Solutions’, he turned his attention to the problem of waste disposal with
his ‘Waste Notes’ product that has become widely adopted by numerous
Virtual Studio TV: Simon Malone and the rest of the Virtual Studio founders
were so impressed with a new technology they discovered while in the US
producing corporate videos that they decided to build a new business around
Everard Virtual Exhibition: When Martin Everard, son of highly regarded
botanical artist Barbara Everard, decided to commemorate the work of his
mother on the 100th anniversary of her birth he was almost prevented by the
huge costs involved. However, he took advantage of new technology and
managed to design a brilliant virtual exhibition instead.
Nyoki Handmade London: Inspired by her childhood in Kosovo, Njomza has kept
alive the tradition of handcrafting that was passed down from mother to
daughter generation. They work closely with job creation schemes in Kosovo,
giving female survivors of the war the means to work and support their
If you would like your small business to receive the same kind of publicity
as these eight did, all you need to do is pitch your existing business to us
just like you would describe it to a potential customer. Simply write your
pitch, post it to our Facebook Wall and try to get
all of your clients, friends and family to ‘Like’ the post. The most popular pitch is
the winner for that week.
So, if you would like to receive some much needed publicity for your small
business, get writing your pitch straight away! We look forward to learning
about your business.