#SBS Offical Winner
Small Business Sunday Award
Carmarthenshire based outdoor gift business, Adventure Accessories gets a Twitter Boost from Theo Paphitis.
A south Wales small business has received an award-winning boost from Retail Entrepreneur Theo Paphitis. Last week, Sarah Skilton owner of Adventure Accessories, tweeted Theo about her business during ‘Small Business Sunday’ and was 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 over 3000 #SBS winners and supports small businesses in the UK.
Business and retail entrepreneur and self-confessed Shopkeeper, Theo re‐tweeted Sarah’s message to his almost 500,000 followers and as a result, her business Adventure Accessories has gained over 100 more followers and networking opportunities for their outdoor gifts and accessories range. They are also profiled on the #SBS website (www.theopaphitissbs.com) that is exclusive to all Small Business Sunday winners.
Sarah said, “I honestly could not believe it when I won and received the retweet from Theo. I created my small business in 2018 and I still work out of my conservatory, turned craft room. It is wonderful to have support from Theo because it is tough trying to raise your profile and be seen as a small business, especially in the current climate. Theo has recognised my hard work and helped spread the word about what I 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 Sarah and her Adventure Accessories 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.