Carlos the founder of Finsbury Media and myself recently travelled to the International Convention centre in Birmingham to meet Theo Paphitis and collect our SBS Award.
Small Business Sunday, shortened to the hashtag #SBS on Twitter, was created by Theo Paphitis.
Each Sunday Theo rewards small businesses that tweet him @TheoPaphitis and describe their business in one tweet including the all-important hashtag #SBS. The tweets are reviewed and each week Theo chooses his favourite lucky 6 who are then re-tweeted. As he has nearly a quarter of a million followers, this provides a massive boost to the chosen lucky businesses.
The event was excellent – the event was opened by Kypros Kyprianou CEO of Theo Paphitis Retail Group who introduced the show sponsors Square, iLaw, HP and DHL.
The day included some great presentations from Raja Saggi from Google, and a very inspiring talk from Sir Tom Hunter – who went from trainer salesman to Scotland’s first homegrown billionaire.
The event was a fantastic networking day and thanks to all involved and everyone we met on the day. 🙂