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The Voom Tour 2017

Last year, we went on a mission to inspire the next generation of small businesses across the country. 

First, we decked out a brand-new bus, then we headed off across the UK and Ireland, running 10 regional pitching competitions, and uncovering a jaw-dropping amount of talent across the country.  

A little help from our friends

We didn’t go it alone either: Partnering up with giants like LinkedIn, JCDecaux, Crowdfunder, ICAEW and Virgin StartUp, we provided entrepreneurs with free support services, including workshops on everything from creating business plans to raising capital.

COMING SOON: Voom Pitch 2018!

The UK and Ireland's most exciting pitching competition is back!

Voom Pitch 2018 is your chance to pitch live to Sir Richard Branson - and grab your share of £1m* in prizes. Don't waste any time: pre-register your pitch today to be the first to know when official applications open. 

Meet the Voom Tour winners

Lois Wilson

Saint Aymes

Rosanne Longmore


Becca Hume


Max Haydon

Storage Shepherd

Alex Hind

Go Sweat

Dan Swygart


Tamsin Gordon


Isatou Njai

Drink Baotic

Michael Harkins

Turtle Pack

Jordan Grayson

Project Jackfruit

The numbers
are in

21 stops

60 pitches

10 pitch winners

£50,000 prize fund

4,875 + miles clocked up

36 judges

33 panelists

20 speakers

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A very special brunch

As well as winning a bucketload of fans our winners each took home £5,000 - and a brunch invite with Richard Branson himself. Check out how it all went down...


*£1m or € equivalent as of 23 May 2018

Official Voom Partners


The news feed

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Luke Massie.



Arthur Kay co-founder of BioBean talks with broadcaster Nikki Bedi about his success…


#VOOM helped to take MacRebur from concept to fully-fledged business, today valued at £7m.


Why enter Voom Pitch?

We asked last year's entrants...
… and 77% of semi-finalists said they’d 
do it again. Let them tell you why.


"Voom Pitch really gave us a new platform. So many more people heard about the work we were doing and wanted to get behind us and support us."

Iseult Ward, Food Cloud


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