Ascot Business Wins Award
1st May 2022:
An Ascot‐based web design firm has collected their Theo Paphitis Small Business Sunday award from the former Dragon. The weekly initiative, set up by Theo in 2010, now has over 3,000 #SBS winners and supports small businesses in the UK.
Every year, he brings together the winners at the SBS Event at the International Conference Centre in Birmingham. The events gives winners the opportunity to network with other like-minded small businesses, listen to keynote speakers and to collect their awards from the man himself. The main attraction this year was Theo‘s fireside chat with fellow Dragon Touker Suleyman.
Business and retail entrepreneur and self-confessed Shopkeeper, Theo re‐tweeted Lens Digital’s message to his almost 500,000 followers and as a result, Lens Digital has raised their profile and increased their potential audience beyond their traditional market of local Berkshire small businesses for their web design services. They are also profiled on the #SBS website (www.theopaphitissbs.com) that is exclusive to all Small Business Sunday winners.
Photo attached: Founder of Lens Digital, Andrew Spiers collecting his Small Business Sunday award from Theo Paphitis
Andrew Spiers said, “I started this business as a result of being made redundant and I felt the time was right to become my own boss. It is great to have support from Theo because it’s been tough trying to raise our profile and Theo has recognised our hard work and helped spread the word about what we do to his following.”
Small business champion and Ryman Stationery, Robert Dyas and Boux Avenue Chairman, Theo Paphitis, said: “We are thrilled to welcome new #SBS members every week and highlight just how important it is to support our small businesses here in the UK. My vision is that everyone who has ever won an #SBS re-tweet from me becomes part of a friendly club; like-minded individuals who can share successes and learnings. The website will also give a valuable profile to the winners chosen and I wish Lens Digital every success.”
Anyone looking for a re‐tweet from Theo should tweet him about their business on Sunday between 5 PM and 7.30 PM and include the hashtag #SBS. Six lucky businesses are re‐tweeted every Monday at 8 PM and then invited to enter their profile on the new website, attend the annual #SBS networking event and take advantage of the networking opportunities.
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