Ellon firm receives support from '˜Dragon'
An Ellon-based firm received a business boost from Retail EntrepreneurÂ and '˜Dragon's Den' star Theo Paphitis recently.
Cheryl Jones and Mitch Watt, owners of Dinky Doctors, tweeted Theo about their business during ‘Small Business Sunday’.
And to their surprise the Dinky Doctors was one of six weekly winners to gain a retweet by Theo to his 500,000 Twitter followers.
They are also profiled on the #SBS website (www.theopaphitissbs.com) that is exclusive to all Small Business Sunday winners.
The weekly initiative, set up by Theo in 2010, now has over 2,200 #SBS winners and supports small businesses in the UK.
Cheryl and Mitch of Dinky Doctors said: “We have a local training company called ABRRAS and launched our sister company only two months ago to teach children the life-saving skill of first aid.
“It is great to have support from Theo because it’s been tough trying to raise our profile and he has recognised our hard work and helped spread the word about what we do to his followers.”
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 Dinky Doctors every success.”
Small Business Sunday runs weekly between 5pm and 7.30pm.To enter tweet Theo and include the hashtag #SBS.
Six businesses are retweeted every Monday and are invited to enter their profile on the new website, attend the annual #SBS networking event and take advantage of the networking opportunities.