On Sunday 29th August 2017, I sent a Tweet to Theo Paphitis telling him about Where Bluebirds Fly and 24 hours later he retweeted my message to his thousands of followers. My notifications didn’t stop for days and I made alot of new connections, including Wendy from PQ Soy Wax Candles (watch this space!)
Last month on the 28th February 2018 I traveled from York to attend Theo’s SBS winners’ event in Birmingham. This is an annual event held for the 0.68% of applicants who win, which is now around 2,000 small businesses. There was presentations on the main stage from Kypros Kyprianou, CEO of the Theo Paphitis Retail Group and Theo himself and also a fireside chat with John Roberts Founder of AO.com.
There was an opportunity to meet some fabulous businesses owners, gain invaluable advice from the event sponsors Ryman Stationery, Robert Dyas, Western Union, Square, HP, DHL, 123 Reg and iLaw and collect an amazing goodie bag to take home!
The day ended with a meeting and brief chat with Theo himself who presented me with my certificate and we had our official photo taken together too before heading home after a very long, fun and inspiring day!
Here is the link to the news feature about our SBS award win!