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Three New Things

by Contagious Team

Virgin Media Business is collaborating with Contagious’ consultancy arm, Insider, to launch a competition to track down and support Three New Things: cutting edge UK digital innovations that have the potential to change the way we live and work for the better.

Contagious and Virgin Media Business are searching for UK companies, ideas and innovations that could change the way we live or do business. If you think your brand or idea has what it takes to impress, please fill in the entry form here by the 17th of February.

Everything from a line of code to a totally new piece of tech is eligible for the chance to win a unique package of mentoring and support, including time with Virgin founder Richard Branson, introductions to Virgin Media Business’ network and up to £25,000 in free business telecoms: vital for getting any business up and running. 

The winning Three New Things will be selected by a leading panel of venture capitalists, digital experts and innovators. We’re also reaching out to the broader Contagious community to get your recommendations for who we should consider. Please feel free to share any recommendations in the comments below. 

The winners will be unveiled at Virgin Media Business’ event in March, which hosts 250 people from the UK’s influential telecoms companies, industry journalists, analysts and consumers.  

‘We believe digital could and should power Britain’s economy. We’re committed to helping others make the most of that potential growth and we’re calling on innovators to grab this unique opportunity to make their idea a reality,’ said Peter Kelly, managing director, Virgin Media Business.

Think you’ve got what it takes, or know someone who does? For more information and terms and conditions please see