Meet The Bright Sparks Heading For ‘The Bigger Pitcher’

WITH just a week to go until the inaugural The Bigger Pitcher event at Liverpool Loves Business, organisers have revealed the five top entrepreneurs who will compete for a £1,000 prize.The five have been shortlisted in the Spark Up category – one of four overall categories within The Bigger Pitcher competition. They will join 12 other like-minded enterprises, all competing for a share of £5,000 worth of cash and business support.Michael Corless founder of Michael Corless Soccer School, Anna Slater of North West Linen Services, Muhammad Khan, PROTIME Fitness, Villo Lelkes founder of Transylvanian artisanal cheese company Beyond the Forest and the team behind a bid to create Liverpool’s first board game café Sugar and Dice, are all in the running to win the cash injection donated by category sponsor, NatWest.They have been selected after graduating from Spark Up, a free business accelerator programme run by the Liverpool and Sefton Chambers of Commerce.Each finalist will have two minutes to impress competition judges with their elevator pitch. Judges will be looking for businesses who can demonstrate solid business ideas and strong potential for future business growth.The Bigger Pitcher, part of Liverpool Loves Business is presented in association with Orb CIC and Spark Up. It has joined forces with local businesses and networks to give entrepreneurs from across the City Region the chance to compete for up to £5,000 worth of prize money and business support.The competition will take place on Thursday 4th August from 2pm till 5pm at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Pier Head, Liverpool.In addition to The Bigger Pitcher competition, Liverpool Loves Business will feature a full programme throughout the day, including guest speakers, one-to-one business advice clinics, networking sessions and two stages offering seminars covering a diverse range of topics.For more information visit