Welcome back to Write Away, the blog for small businesses, freelancers and anyone interested in working for themselves.
In this post we’re looking at an interesting new initiative, which has come about via the enterprise campaign, StartUp Britain, called PitchUp!
PitchUp! Is a competition that gives small businesses a unique opportunity to pitch their products to the high street retailer John Lewis.
The competition ran last year as well, and saw 400 small businesses compete to win one of 12 places given the opportunity to pitch directly to the retailers top buyers, and ultimately try and get their products onto the shelves of one of the country’s top retailers.
An added bonus is that it is John Lewis’ 150th birthday next year and winning a competition like this would add an enormous amount of prestige in such an important year.
If you have a product that is just waiting to be discovered, a design classic or innovative masterpiece, then this is the competition for you.
Opportunities like this are few and far between, and even if you don’t win, preparing for the process and making your pitch the very best it can be could be enormously beneficial to any small business. You might not get in front of John Lewis, but who knows who might spot your product along the way, and as the famous saying goes, “You’ve got to be in it to win it!”.
The link for the entry form is at the end of the post, if you decide to give it a shot, I wish you the best of luck.
Until next time.