Theo Paphitis SBS Event 2020 at ICC in Birmingham
So.. what is Theo Paphitis SBS?
Small Business Sunday, also known as #SBS on Twitter, was created by Theo Paphitis in October 2010. Theo is best known for appearing on Dragons’ Den and is the Chairman of Ryman Stationery plus Boux Avenue lingerie, Robert Dyas.
Each week, Theo rewards small businesses that tweet him @TheoPaphitis and describe their businesses in one tweet including the all-important hashtag #SBS. Only tweets made in the time slot between 5.00 PM and 7.30 PM each Sunday count.
Every Monday night at 8pm, Theo reviews and chooses his favourite lucky six who are then re-tweeted. As he has over 500,000 followers, this provides a massive boost to the chosen lucky businesses.
On Sunday 28th April 2019, we entered and we were chosen!
On Friday 28th February, James Hutchins our Chief of Chocolate attended the annual Theo Paphitis SBS Winners event at the ICC in Birmingham. It was a jam-packed day of networking, talks and events.
This year's event marked 10 years of #SBS with over 900 other winners attending, in addition to the sponsors DHL, Ryman and Robert Dyas.
The day started off with an informative presentation from Google Digital Garage, Mind Mental Health Charity, LinkedIn, Natwest and a special fireside chat between Theo and fellow Dragon, Sara Davies.
The day was finished off by collecting the winner's certificates from Theo.