Posts Tagged ‘#sbs’

#SBS winners event

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

On Friday January the 30th I went to Birmingham to attend the Small Business Sunday winners event. I’ve mentioned #SBS before, back in November 2010 when Chiggs had the great honour to be chosen for a retweet on Twitter by entrepeneur and former dragon, Theo Paphitis. Chiggs SBS badge

Small Business Sunday continues, and has grown and grown since Chiggs was a winner- now businesses can tweet their details to Theo every Sunday Evening between  5 – 7.30pm,  and he retwees his favourite 6 companies on Monday evening at 8pm. As you can imagine, there are a lot of winners now, enough for an entire networking event to be organised! There have been 2 previous events, but I was unable to attend them due to childcare issues so I was really thrilled to be able to make this one!

Small Business Sunday sbs event photo


What an inspiring day it was! Theo gave a talk in the morning and there was a question and answer session in the afternoon.

SBS event Q and A _H1R9255

I was able to finally pick up my winners certificate- the only disappointment of the day was that the queue to have a photo taken with your certificate and with Theo himself was so long that I ran out of time before I had to head back up to North Yorkshire to take over childcare duties from my husband before he headed off to work a night shift- once again the perils of running a business around a family!! Ah, well, never mind- this photo shows the closest I was able to get to Mr Paphitis….


#SBS winners event is planned

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

I posted on this blog way back in November 2010 when Chiggs was chosen by Dragon Theo Paphitis for a retweet on Twitter with the #sbs hashtag for Small Business Sunday. It was a very exciting moment for Chiggs, so lovely that someone with the status of Theo will spend time promoting and supporting small businesses like us.

It seems that the excitement may well be set to continue, as Mr Paphitis has announced that  there will be an event for all the businesses he chose as SBS winners to get together and network, to be held at Edgbaston Stadium on March the 30th. I’m very much hoping to attend, and will let you know how it goes!

SBS- special boat squad? No- Small Business Sunday!

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Dragons Den stalwart (and, may we say, our very favourite Dragon) Theo Paphitis has been running a weekly initiative on twitter called #sbs. The hashtag on Twitter is a way of following a conversation between lots of Tweeple about a certain subject- in this case the subject is Small Business Sunday.

Every Sunday small businesses from all over the UK post a little bit of info about their business including the #sbs hashtag, and on Sunday evening Theo Paphitis picks just 5 of the businesses he likes the look of, and retweets to all his followers (62,763 at last count!).

And guess what?! This Sunday Theo chose to retweet about Chiggs! Excited and thrilled doesn’t cover it- I’ve had lovely messages from other people congratulating me on the mention, and the number of people visiting the Chiggs website went through the roof! I’m so proud that a businessman like Mr Paphitis thought Chiggs worthy of a plug 🙂

So here it is, in all it’s glory- my original Tweet, as retweeted by the Dragon himself:-

In case anyone is on Twitter and would like to connect, Chiggs can be found lurking here-