We are delighted to announce that Family Business United (‘FBU’) has received a business boost from Retail Entrepreneur Theo Paphitis. Last week, we tweeted Theo about FBU during ‘Small Business Sunday’ and was one of six weekly winners to gain a retweet by Theo to his near half a million Twitter followers. The weekly initiative, set up by Theo in 2010, now has over 3,000 #SBS winners and supports small businesses in the UK.
Business and retail entrepreneur and self-confessed Shopkeeper, Theo re‐tweeted FBU’s message to his almost 500,000 followers and as a result, our business has received great exposure and our purpose to champion family firms across the UK has been recognised. We are also profiled on the #SBS website, www.theopaphitissbs.com that is exclusive to all Small Business Sunday winners.
Founder and CEO of FBU, Paul Andrews said, “We are beyond thrilled to have been recognised by the campaign as it gives real validation to our work championing the family business community. We love what we do and having celebrated 10 years as an independent organisation in October 2021 it fills us with pride. It is great to have support from Theo because it’s been a tough couple of years and Theo 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 will also give a valuable profile to the winners chosen and I wish Family Business United every success.”
As Paul concludes, “We work hard to celebrate the contribution of all family firms each and every day, whether they are large or small and irrespective of the sector in which they operate. We are a small business and proud of our journey to date, delighted to have been recognised with this award for the work we do. It really means a lot to us and we look forward to being active members of the #SBS community and meeting many more fantastic family businesses along the way.”
Anyone looking for a re‐tweet from Theo should tweet him about their business on Sunday between 5pm and 7.30pm and include the hashtag #SBS. Six lucky businesses are re‐tweeted every Monday at 8pm and then invited to enter their profile on the new website, attend the annual #SBS networking event and take advantage of the networking opportunities.
For further information about Small Business Sunday please visit www.theopaphitissbs.com.