Harrogate based business The Kimberley Hotel gets a Twitter Boost from Dragon’s Den Theo Paphitis!
We are hugely honoured and immensely thrilled to have been one of Theo’s handpicked winners for this Small Business Sunday award last week.
We can’t wait to meet him and many more of the SBS Winners at the annual event in February!
A Harrogate based firm has received a business boost from Retail Entrepreneur Theo Paphitis.
Last week, the Social Media Manager at The Kimberley Hotel, which is a family owned business, tweeted Theo about their 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 1700 #SBS winners and supports small businesses in the UK.
Business and retail entrepreneur and self-confessed Shopkeeper, Theo re‐tweeted The Kimberley Hotel’s tweet to his almost 500,000 followers and as a result, www.kimberleyharrogate.co.uk has seen a surge of interest and traffic, more followers and an increase in sales. They are also profiled on the #SBS website (www.theopaphitissbs.com) that is exclusive to all Small Business Sunday winners.
The Kimberley Hotel said, “We’ve been in the Hospitality and Tourism trade for many years now, but with the increase in larger hotels in Harrogate, we strive to keep The Kimberley firmly visible on the Harrogate hotel map proving small businesses like ourselves can compete with the big boys! It is great to have support from Theo because he has recognised our hard work and helped spread the word about what we 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 and Shop #SBS will also give a valuable profile to the winners chosen and I wish The Kimberley Hotel every success.”
#SBS Winners now also have access to the exclusive members’ selling platform www.shopsbs.co.uk where hundreds of winners are already selling thousands of products, from unique gifts and bespoke furniture to pet toys or jewellery. It is another opportunity for the #SBS winners to turn tweets into sales.
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.