Winning Pitch

"One Central Park has delivered spot-on  infrastructure facilities. They understand the  needs and flexibility of fast-growing businesses" 

John Leach, CEO and Ian Brookes, Managing Director

From start-up to plc in just eighteen months and with a turnover in excess of £1.5 million, Winning Pitch plc doesn’t just ‘talk the talk’, it leads by example with purpose and intent.  Based from day one at One Central Park, Winning Pitch provides high growth support services to individuals and companies to enable them to achieve breakthrough performance. The business achieved aPLUS Market listing in December 2007 and was recently nominated as PLUS Market New Business of the Year in the Fast Growth Business Awards, sponsored by T-Mobile.

Established in 2006 by founders with more than twenty years experience of building high-growth companies, Winning Pitch’s proprietary performance coaching solutions help support the foundations for business growth and sustainable success. Winning Pitch’s services include the Winning Business Academy, coaching nearly 400 growth- oriented individuals and companies to date, providing motivational master classes and coaching to entrepreneurs and start-ups. The company also runs BioStars, a bespoke coaching programme for biotech and biomedical companies starting up in Manchester; The Observatory a market research service to private and public sector clients; and WPtv, an internet- protocol broadcast service for marketing, communication and learning solutions.
Winning Pitch teamed up with UMIC to develop the Winning Business Academy concept. Companies  incubating in UMIC's facilities reported increased sales, greater business confidence, and new  customer & market wins arising from their participation in the Academy. Commenting on the  success achieved from the collaboration with UMIC, CEO and founder John Leach said “Our mission is to ‘make it happen’ and drive breakthrough performance of individuals and businesses,  delivering results for them that they didn’t believe they could achieve.  We certainly seemed to have made a  difference to the UMIC companies.”

Winning Pitch’s ambitions and success has seen headcount grow from six in  September 2006 to 20 today,  necessitating four office moves in One Central Park. John continues: “One Central Park has delivered spot-on infrastructure facilities, helping us each time we’ve been ready to move. They understand the needs and flexibility of fast-growing businesses when other landlords seem to take a bonkers approach to what we need. It’s proof that the incubator work space can stimulate and support growth but it’s not just about the building.”
“We believe that every individual and company has the ability to achieve fast growth, to improve and  do better. We help to “flick the  switch” of innovation that creates a new and reinvented future. Being based in One Central Park has enabled us to become embedded with our clients, ensuring we’re sat side-by-side with them on their growth journey, providing hands on coaching and mentoring support based on need and on-demand. In turn, this has helped us to create a community of entrepreneurs, which by its very nature will sustain growth in the future.”