Barbara’s aiming for Branson pitch

Barbara Jones
Barbara Jones

A Calderdale entrepreneur has been selected as a semi-finalist in Virgin Media Pioneers’ Pitch to Rich competition, a nationwide search to find the UK’s best start up businessess.

Barbara Jones, of Todmorden, is one of just eight entrepreneurs shortlisted from hundreds of entries from across the UK.

Finalists will receive the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to pitch their business to Richard Branson and be in with the chance of winning a prize package worth £5,000.

Barbara, who currently runs Straw Works: Warm in Winter – Cool Forever, will now face a public online vote to determine whether she will be one of the four finalists to pitch to Richard, SBTV founder and Virgin Media Pioneers success story Jamal Edwards, and others at a secret London location at the beginning of May.

Voting closes on April 23. To vote for Barbara and help her get through to the next stage visit or click on fill out my form, and vote.