The 60 Second Pitch Awards

Win up to £1,500

The 60 Second Pitch Awards give you and your business (or idea) the chance to win up to £1,500 as well as support and advice from Santander.


What do I need to do? Simply tell us about your business or idea and why you feel you deserve to win in 60 seconds.  Remember that people will be voting for their favourite entry so make sure it’s funny, creative or innovate.

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Growth Vouchers Programme

Growth Vouchers cover half the cost of getting professional advice. The eligibility has now been widened so don’t miss out. Click here to apply. Growth Vouchers is a government scheme to help businesses like yours get strategic business advice. Businesses can get a grant of up to £2,000 towards the … Read more…

Young Enterprise Start Up Programme North West 2015

Please find attached an invitation to the Young Enterprise Start Up Programme North West Final 2015, taking place on 25th February 2015 in Manchester.   YE NW Start Up Invitation 25th Feb 2015 This is a fantastic opportunity to attend the flagship event of the Start Up year in the … Read more…

The Social Value Summit 2015

The early bird for the Social Value Summit 2015 closes this Friday (19th December).   The Social Value Summit on 3rd February 2015 is an event to share good practice, expert insight, and key learning in relation to all things social value – as well as a chance to debate and … Read more…

We must unleash the sharing economy to help drive living standards

Digital revolution allows people to rent far more goods than used to be possible, ensuring that they only pay for what they actually use. The latest entrant to this booming market is BMW, which has just launched a joint venture with car rental company Sixt to bring the DriveNow car-sharing model … Read more…