Big Pitch Winners 2012

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The Original Truffles - £15,000

The Original Truffles Company provides fresh, organic truffles and a wide range of quality truffle products.

"We are also working together with a chef to create our own innovative (and tasty) products and have a long-term goal to create a local truffle farm.

"Our vision is to educate people and encourage them to adopt a healthier way of eating and living. By doing that we hope people will find the way back to nature - and our truffles!"

CB - Innovative Ale for Women - £10,000

CB is an innovative ale, specially created for women, with distinctive flavours coming from the mix of two different hops: a sweet citrus flavour hop from New Zealand and a peach and passion fruit flavour hop from the USA.

By combining these two hops CB will create a fruity and exclusive peach and passion fruit aroma ale, which is served chilled, and which has a low-alcohol content of only 2.8% ABV.

"Innovative ale with distinctive fruity flavours created by women, for women... can be enjoyed by men too!"

Hammer & Tongs Productions - £5,000

Hammer and Tong Productions is a social enterprise that aims to improve the life chances of young offenders by providing access to music, drama, creative writing, and filmmaking workshops.

"Our overall aim is to improve peoples lives from disadvantaged backgrounds through music, art, drama and creative writing projects. All of our workshops can be tailored to meet specific interests and needs and we are already working alongside well-established organisations from the world of Rehabilitation, working with people who may have mental health and/or drug addiction problems, as well as ex-offenders and young offenders."