Winning Pitch expands

Winning Pitch (, founded in 2005 by John Leach, is based in Salford and now has additional offices in Liverpool, Leeds, Gateshead and Cardiff.  The company delivers coaching and business growth support through a team of direct employees and a nationwide network of over 200 experienced business coaches.

In May the company secured a £2.5m investment from two funds managed by Enterprise Ventures, comprising a £1.5m investment by the Enterprise Ventures Growth Fund, and a £1m investment from The North West Fund for Mezzanine.

In addition to its private clients, Winning Pitch has secured a number of public sector business support contracts in England and Wales.  It is a lead partner in delivering GrowthAccelerator, the Government’s flagship programme to encourage business growth.  Winning Pitch also manages the Government’s new Growth Vouchers scheme in the North West.

Winning Pitch has recently created a new Skills for Growth division to address the UK skills gap in high performance selling, an area of increasing concern for the UK Government.  The company has recently secured its first training contract from Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce to establish the Winning Sales Academy.

In July Winning Pitch appointed Peter Smart as non-executive chairman.  Peter is the former chairman of Leeds-based national law firm Walker Morris.  He has been a director of a number of public and private companies, and is presently an independent consultant, chairman of Eureka! The National Children’s Museum in Halifax and a non-executive director of Rensburg AIM VCT plc.

Posted on Tuesday, 28 October 2014