The Elevator Pitching Awards

hsbc_wlb_logoHSBC presents The Elevator Pitch!

Small and medium-sized businesses are the lifeblood of the UK economy, employing some 15 million people with a combined turnover of £1.6trn. Those businesses succeed thanks to the drive, ambition and determination of their founders, owners and employees.

At HSBC, we realise that launching and growing a business is no easy task, as you balance day-to-day needs while also looking ahead to future opportunities. The support you need is not just financial, it is about having access to knowledge, insight and the experience of business leaders and experts.

That’s why we have launched Elevator – a comprehensive programme to help take UK businesses to the next level. The programme is made up of three main elements – pitch, talks and guides – working together to help you achieve your ambitions.

The Elevator Pitch – pitch your growth idea in a 90-second video for the chance to win £150k to help make that idea a reality.

The Elevator Talks – a series of live events featuring top business leaders and experts to provide you with invaluable insight and guidance.

The Elevator Guides – practical tips and advice to help you overcome challenges to growth and achieve your business ambitions.

Whether you are pitching your brilliant growth idea or absorbing the valuable insight from our talks and guides, we hope that you engage with the Elevator programme and find it valuable in helping take your business to the next level.

Submit your pitch online at