Matthew, who spent the third year of his degree on a professional placement with Hull UK City of Culture, said:
"I'm proud to have reached this stage of the competition and hope we have what it takes to make the final three. I can't wait to see what the final holds for us."
“We’re so excited to have reached the finals of the pitch. It’s such an amazing opportunity to get involved with the CIM and it is definitely going to help build our CV.”
"Our lecturer, Peter Andrews, has been a huge help throughout our preparation for The Pitch and we would like to thank him for all of his support."
Participation in the competition is just one of the ways that the Business School is building stronger links with CIM and commercial companies to boost students’ real-life business experience and employability skills.
Students have the opportunity to work towards professional qualifications through CIM Graduate Gateway and can achieve exemptions from CIM assessments while studying on our marketing programmes, if certain academic requirements are met.
This fast tracks the process of gaining invaluable professional qualifications from CIM, which can open up the door to increased earnings potential, a wealth of networking opportunities and resources, and will give students a real boost up the career ladder.
Gemma Butler, Associate Marketing Director at CIM said: “We’ve been inundated with high-calibre applications this year. It’s been fantastic to get a glimpse of the student talent across the UK and we’re very much looking forward to seeing the finalists bring their ideas to life in the live final.”
Sarah Wood, Marketing Director at Wilkinson Sword said: “It’s brilliant to receive entries from across UK. The ideas are of such a high calibre and it’s clear a lot of time, effort and creative thinking has gone into responding to our brief. Originality is shining through in each one! We’re grateful to everyone who submitted and wish those shortlisted the best of luck in the final.”