For the past 6 months, every week we’ve been tweeting Retail Entrepreneur Theo Paphitis about our business during ‘Small Business Sunday’, an initiative set up by Theo.
In order to win, hundreds of small businesses tweet him about their business on Sunday between 5 pm and 7.30 pm including 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.
Our persistence paid off and last week Theo re‐tweeted our message to his 464,000 followers and as a result, we now have over 100 more followers and potential extra orders for our bespoke oak joinery and handmade furniture.
We’ve been in business for over 45 years, are well-known locally, nationally and even internationally and I feel very proud of our achievements – a large number of companies doing what we do, have been forced to close down, but we are still here and are growing. It is great to have support from Theo because of his experience in business and his very high profile. We feel extremely lucky to catch his attention, Theo has recognised our hard work and helped spread the word about what we do to his following.