BBC Breakfast's Stephanie McGovern to present CBBC's Pocket Money Pitch

Some of our best known entrepreneurs started their business ventures when they were kids. Young people have so many great ideas so I can’t wait to hear what children from around the country have come up with.Steph McGovern
Date: 31.07.2015     Last updated: 31.07.2015 at 08.00
Category: CBBC; Casting
Pocket Money Pitch is an exciting new business format, developed and produced by CBBC Productions, and will be presented by Steph McGovern.

Stephanie McGovern, BBC Breakfast Business Presenter, will front Pocket Money Pitch, a brand new 10-part series for CBBC, which will empower young entrepreneurs, teaching them about business, and giving them the entrepreneurial skills to get their own businesses off the ground.

CBBC is currently undertaking a nationwide search to find the business brains of the future, looking for creative, enthusiastic budding entrepreneurs aged 8-14, who have an idea that they want to see become a reality.

From retail, to technology and food, each episode will feature six young entrepreneurs from across the UK, who will undertake three nail-biting stages, including a head-to-head pitch battle. Vying for a year's worth of pocket money to invest in their idea, they will meet and work with their industry’s most famous and finest business gurus to form their Pocket Money Plans.

The final show of the series will reveal 'What Happened Next' to see how the businesses progressed and how the day with their ‘Guru’ has fuelled the young entrepreneurs’ ambitions.

Presenter Steph says: “Some of our best-known entrepreneurs started their business ventures when they were kids. Young people have so many great ideas so I can’t wait to hear what children from around the country have come up with. Pocket Money Pitch will encourage them to believe in themselves and ‘have a go’. Plus this new show is going to give these young people the chance to meet some very brilliant entrepreneurs and pick up skills that will help them no matter what they choose to do in the future.”

The series has been commissioned by Cheryl Taylor, Controller of CBBC, and is being made by CBBC Productions, the in-house production unit based in Salford. The executive producer is Putul Verma.

To apply to take part in the show, visit: bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/pocket-money-pitch-be-on-a-show

Award-winning business presenter Steph McGovern has been working in financial journalism for over 10 years and has been part of the BBC Breakfast family since 2011.

Steph travels all over the UK to cover economic and business news for the BBC and since joining Breakfast has broadcast live from over 200 businesses. Whether she’s talking to workers in factories or interviewing FTSE 100 chief executives in the studio, Steph makes it her mission to find out what’s going on in the real economy.

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