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Recruit Packs manager offers business pitching tips

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February 24, 2015

A former finalist in the UK’s biggest competition for small businesses The Pitch shared some of the secrets of his success with aspiring entrepreneurs.

Rich Brady, operations manager of Recruit Packs, visited Glyndŵr University to speak to students in the final year of studies for a degree in entrepreneurship.

All are in the process of establishing new businesses and with their chances of success likely to be boosted by extra funding, Rich passed on some advice about how to pitch for investment.

He reached the 2014 final of The Pitch, which allows businesses under three years old to pitch their ideas for the chance to win expert mentoring and essential business support.

Recruit Packs was established in September 2013 to provide new recruits to the armed forces with a single place to source all of their kit.

Rich said: “The talk centred around 11 top tips for all of the students to bear in mind when making their pitch. Things like identifying a problem and a solution, thinking about what the USP of their business is and asking for something tangible from investors.”

Glyndŵr University’s degree in entrepreneurship was launched two years ago to create a new generation of entrepreneurs.

The university has provided all students with just £50 to get their businesses off the ground and show how they can be developed.

Now approaching the end of their studies, each student has launched their own business. These include one marketing luxury leather fashion goods, another selling hand-made model cottages built using pebbles and Welsh slate, an engraving business and a relationship advice business.

Sarah Evans, lecturer at Glyndŵr University’s business school, said: “Part of the final year of the course is about developing business plans and making pitches.

"In line with Glyndŵr University’s mission to put students in touch with industry we are inviting motivational speakers in to help with their learning journey.

“Rich has a strong track record in pitching success after reaching the final stages of The Pitch competition and his input and advice was invaluable.”

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