In 2016 we were delighted to become a Small Business Sunday winner and to meet founder Theo Paphitis, the popular former Dragons’ Den presenter, to receive our award.
Since his time in the Den, Theo has presented other TV shows, but his first love is still small business. He is chairman of stationers Ryman, hardware firm Robert Dyas and lingerie chain Boux Avenue, and also mentor of many small businesses.
Every week, Theo encourages small companies to tweet him about their companies and chooses his favourite 6 to retweet to his 450,000 followers. Award-winners get a range of benefits including belonging to an exclusive winners’ online community. It is very competitive, so we were thrilled to be chosen.