On Tuesday 12th February, 2019, local York business owners Wendy Harris (PQ Soy Wax Candles), Laura Clarke (Where Bluebirds Fly), Phil Pinder (Cuffs and Co) Emma Indigo and Simon Cartwright (Indigo Greens Estate Agents), Kristel Hughes (Zebramingo) along with Deborah Watson and Clare Cusack (Orkid Ideas) all attended The Small Business Sunday (SBS) annual event in Birmingham, the inspirational event was also attended by Sir Tom Hunter and Kypros Kyprianou CEO of Ryman.
All six businesses had received a business boost from Retail Entrepreneur Theo Paphitis on Twitter. Previous winners Phil, Wendy and Laura were so pleased to see the York winners group growing and meet up with the new winners who were attending the event to receive their winning certificates from Theo. Each winner is invited to attend the event and have their photo taken with Theo. Previous winners are also invited attend the hugely successful networking event.
In order to win each business has tweeted Theo about their respective businesses during ‘Small Business Sunday’ and each was chosen as one of six weekly winners to gain a retweet by Theo to his 500,000 Twitter followers. The weekly initiative, set up by Theo in 2010, now has 2500 #SBS winners and supports small businesses in the UK. Since 2010 over 370,000 businesses have entered #SBS. Under 1% of businesses to enter make the cut, these six businesses are very proud to say they have!
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.
For further information, please contact Wendy Harris at PQ Soy Wax Candles (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Laura Clarke at Where Bluebirds Fly (Wherebluebirdsfly.co.uk) Phil Pinder (email@example.com) Emma Indigo (firstname.lastname@example.org) Deborah Watson (email@example.com) Kristel Hughes (zebramingo.co.uk)
For further information about Small Business Sunday please visit www.theopaphitissbs.com.