Think you’ve got what it takes to pitch your startup or small business in killer style? Want to win some business propelling prizes along the way? The Virgin Media Business VOOM 2016 could be the competition for you.

VOOM is the UK and Ireland’s biggest pitching competition. All entrants have the potential to end up pitching to one of Britain’s most high-profile billionaires Sir Richard Branson and, this year, the competition will see a world record attempt at the longest ‘pitchathon’!

“One of last year’s semi-finalists The Wave, has now achieved its dream of starting the build of an epic artificial surfing lake right here in Bristol”


Not to mention, pitches entered into the competition will be out in the public domain with thousands not only voting for the finalists but also seeing what the businesses are all about – so there’s no doubt that this competition could help to turn the greatest business ideas into a reality.

VOOM Testimonials: Listen to previous finalists about their experiences of the competition

In fact one of last year’s semi-finalists The Wave, has now achieved its dream of starting the build of an epic artificial surfing lake right here in Bristol.

Previous years have also seen Bristol-based smart-headphone company Audiowings walk away with the VOOM People’s Choice award too!

Virgin Media VOOM logo 2016With two levels to enter your business into VOOM, from those just starting up to those already with revenue taking the next steps to further growth – as well as three special awards and an opportunity to raise cash for your business using crowdfunding, it seems that no stone will be left unturned.

So what are you waiting for? Let’s show the UK what the South West has to offer. All you need is a punchy sentence about your business and a video pitch recorded and ready to go!

Be a VOOM judge

Not only is Virgin Media looking for tip-top pitches, its also on the hunt for the judges who will help to decide which businesses will pitch to Richard Branson in the grand finale which will be broadcast live on 28 June 2016.

They’re looking for professionals across a variety of disciplines – so this is the perfect chance for some of Bristol and Bath’s finest tech representatives to showcase their sector know-how! Entries are only accepted through Linkedin though, so time to get your profiles polished!

The deadline for entering your business pitch into the competition is May 10 2016. The deadline if you’d like to become a VOOM judge is also 10 May 2016.

You can also follow the competition hashtag on Twitter: #VOOM or by following Virgin Media Business: @vmbusiness.