Dragon’s Den Style 

Pitch UP Competition. 

Get Involved!

Your chance to show off your business and attract real funding for your business.

We’ll teach you everything you need to know.

How to get Started




Your Chance To Win £5,000 ++ For Your Business

Running From July 2024 – February 2025, this competition give you everything you need to know to get serious funding for your business. 

You will be provided with Pitch Training, which gives you everything you need to put together the perfect pitch deck and invstor pack. We’ll even show you how to to your pitch and give you all the support you need to perfect your pitch. This is an amazing support programme that will really enable you to bring your business to the next level.

What You Get:

4 two hour Pitch training workshops

In these sessions we will bring you from scratch all the way to investment ready. We’ll show you how to get investment ready, create your perfect pitch, create investor packs and negotiation and communication skills. All complimented by your own personal workbooks and supported by us.

On-Demand Pitch Training

For those who cannot make the live events, we will give you access to our pre-recorded Pitch Up Accelerator. There for you to delve into at a time that suits you. 

Support from Funding Experts

You’ll get all your questions answered and we’ll take the guesswork out of creating your pitch and understanding your funding options. We are here to guide you on your funding path.

Live Pitch Up Competition

If you make it to the finalists, you’ll get your chance to deliver your pitch in an in-person live Pitch Up competition where you will pitch to our dragons and a live audience. This is a phenominal way to build visibility for your business and get real world practice.

Pitch to real-life professional investors

While there is a cash prize up for grabs,; we will have real-world professional angle investors who have the potential to put some serious funding into your business. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Win £5,000 ++

Sponsored by XXXX Coucil. The winner will recieve £5,000 cash for your business. There will be other prizes too. So the benefit to your business could be enormous. 

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Heres’s what businesses have to say from our last previous successful programmes

The business support offered was a lifeline. I was just about to quit and get a job and this came along.

I will be forever grateful for all the work that Helen and Ray and all at CPG have done and of course for the Council.



Sheetal Arora

Homemade Curries & Cafe Arora

“I’ve gained so much from working with My growth pod. They gave me the information & the tools I needed when setting up my bespoke design business, but I feel one of the most important tools they gave me was the language and confidence to be able to speak to the right people to move my digital footprint to the next level.

Thank you.”

Gail Hall

Founder, YouGo Productions

I am so grateful to have someone to help me navigate the challenges I was facing at such a difficult time. I could not see the wood from the trees and needed an outside perspective to help me build a plan for growth and to keep me accountable.

It shifted my thinking, I was trying to compete with the big boys and do what they are doing, and I forgot about who we are, what makes us special, and why we exist.”

Tom Doran

Doran Family Vintners

Wandsworth Council, CPG, and MyGrowthPod® collaborating to support local businesses, and the community to fuel the local economy.


This programme has been designed specifically for Wandsworth and it has been created in a way that is easy to access and easy to use. If you have additional questions to the most common FAQ’s please contact us and we’ll be happy to assist you.


What is this programme?

This is a business support programme, commissioned by Wandsworth Council provided for free for businesses and residents in the Wandsworth Borough.

What does it cost?

This programme is FREE OF CHARGE to residents and businesses or anyone who is thinking of starting up a business in the Wandsworth Borough.

Who is eligible?

All residents and businesses in the Wandsworth Borough. Or anyone thinking about locating their business or starting their business in the borough, or where the majority of their turnover comes from within the borough.

When is the programme?

This programme is running from January 2024 until March 2025. You can join at any time up to February 2025. You can join at any time up to February 2025.

How do I apply?

All you have to do is click the “Sign Up Now” button on this page for the programme you want to apply for and then complete the sign-up form.

What happens after I apply?

You will receive a welcome email which includes details on how to access the on demand training platform, book 121s and will be invited to all our events.