Back in 2013 we were fortunate enough to be selected by Theo Paphitis as an SBS (Small Business Sunday) winner and were welcomed into an organisation that he had established back in 2010 to help small businesses develop in the UK.  Last Friday Katie (our PR) and I attended our first #SBS convention at the ICC in Birmingham along with around 800 other delegates.

The day was really inspirational.  We had the opportunity to hear from a panel of successful entrepreneurs (Gandys Flip Flops,, St Tropez Tan) and, of course, Theo himself (Rymans, Robert Dyas and Boux Avenue) as well as meeting a fascinating range of small business owners.  Swapping our business experiences was really helpful; the UK clearly has some exciting young businesses on the up and up.  

The day culminated in Theo presenting us with our SBS winners certificate.

It was a great day, so a big thank you to Theo Paphitis for his commitment to helping the UK's small businesses.