In June last year we were delighted to have been personally selected by Theo Paphitis as a winner of his national competition for small businesses.
And on Friday January 30th, we were invited to a special event in Birmingham where we got the chance to meet Theo himself and collect our winners certificate.
Small Business Sunday (#SBS), was created by Theo Paphitis, best known for appearing on Dragons Den on BBC Two.
Each week, Theo rewards small businesses that tweet him @TheoPaphitis and describe their businesses in one tweet. Theo reviews and chooses his favourite lucky six who are then re-tweeted.
As he has over 460,000 followers, this provides a massive boost to the chosen lucky businesses. The benefits range from increased Twitter followers, to positive media publicity and increased sales.
We had a great time at the event listening to inspirational speakers and meeting other #SBS winners and of course, meeting Theo himself.
In fact we made him laugh when Pam told him in Greek that we felt sorry for him as we'd heard he couldn't get hold of any decent olive oil, so he should try ours! Suffice to say we gave him some to take home and he knows where to come when it runs out.
You can find out more about #SBS here.