Pitch Perfect

picture 9Pitch Perfect is the latest MSDUK initiative aimed at providing EMBs’ that are part of the network a chance to engage with large organisations. This is as a free one day event offering the opportunity for four diverse, small businesses to pitch ideas to four ‘big businesses’ part of the MSDUK Corporate Network. The goal is to obtain feedback from corporate buyers and receive intensive mentoring over the course of the day on how to improve your pitch and impact in order be more successful in selling ideas, services or products to large organisations.

The event also aims to develop small businesses’ insight into the mind-set of corporate buyers and provide the opportunity for business owners to have an understanding of what potential corporate clients are looking for in a small supplier.

Hosted by Citi, the Pitch Perfect event focussing on the FM industry, will have Real Estate, FM teams and Tier 1 suppliers from AIG, Citi, Johnson & Johnson, KPMG, ISS and Sodexo, they will meet four shortlisted suppliers from MSDUK network. The businesses selected to attend the Pitch Perfect event on the 12th October 2015 are Micro-Fresh, Braywhite & Co Ltd, TRS and Britek Technologies. These four businesses will also have access to their mentors from Virgin Trains, Merck Sharpe & Dohme Limited, ES-P and Arivu throughout the day .

This opportunity will provide each of the four businesses a chance to:

  • Participate in 30 minute pitch and dialogue sessions with 3 – 4 panellists comprised of Facilities buyers and key Tier 1 suppliers.
  • Receive 10 minutes of buyer reflection on their team’s performance both in terms of impact and offering.
  • Be accompanied by mentors throughout their pitch sessions and use session breaks to refresh and incorporate open and honest feedback in readiness for their next pitch session.
  • Begin building a relationship with Corporates over the course of this exclusive Pitch Perfect event.

This is a pilot project and if successful, will be rolled out to other members in other categories. MSDUK would like to thank participating corporate members, business owners and mentors for their commitment, efforts and support for this event and wish all four suppliers a very productive event!