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@TheoPaphitis #SBS Small Business Sunday Winner

Harrogate Motorhomes chosen by Theo Paphitis as Small Business Sunday #SBS Winner on Twitter

Theo presents the SBS Winners Certificate to Annette at the SBS Winners Event

On Sunday evenings Theo Paphitis of BBC’s Dragons Den runs a competition on Twitter called Small Business Sunday.  To enter, businesses have to send a tweet to @TheoPaphitis between 5:00 & 7:30 pm using the hashtag #SBS.  Theo reads all the entries and personally selects his 6 favourite to retweet to his massive list of followers.

His current list of Twitter followers stands at well over 200,000.

He says he started the competition in October 2010 because when he started out as a small business and was working 80 hour weeks, “Sunday evening was the day that I did all my planning so that I could hit the ground running on Monday morning.”  Yesterday, 8th January, was the first #SBS competition of 2012 and there were a record number of entries with a total of 1,383 tweets to @TheoPaphitis with the #SBS hashtag by 924 different entrants.

(Statistics courtesy of @virtualbuscent.)

Annette Wingate, who sent one of the 6 the winning tweets chosen by Theo Paphtis said, “I am absolutely delighted to have joined the elite group of #SBS winners.  What a cracking start to the year!”

Theo's retweet of Harrogate Motorhome's single winning entry, "Tour the UK or Europe with Harrogate Motorhome Hire - a family run #microenterprise. Where would you go?"

Theo's retweet of Harrogate Motorhome's winning tweet

Within minutes of Theo retweeting to his 200,000 followers our Twitter timeline went crazy with further retweets and messages of congratulations from hundreds of other Twitter users.  The initial response has been overwhelming: our number of followers on Twitter has increased by more than 200 overnight (and rising by the minute), there’s been a massive increase in website hits, we’ve been inundated with emails and enquiries plus one or two interesting business propositions.  Within 2 days we had taken more than £10,000 of new bookings.”

The Sunday evening spike in website hits after Theo's #SBS winner retweet

The Sunday evening spike in website hits after Theo's #SBS winner retweet

I’m looking forward to an exciting year ahead for Harrogate Motorhomes; having already outgrown our premises in Kirk Deighton we are moving into larger premises in central Harrogate in February and in March we take delivery of our 6th motorhome, a brand new 7 berth Rollerteam 707.  Added to our fleet of 2, 4, 5 & 6 berth motorhomes we’ll have something to suit everyone.  When we move to the new location next month we’ll also be adding a new string to the business by offering secure motorhome and caravan storage in central Harrogate and Killinghall.”

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Harrogate Motorhomes in the News:

Harrogate Motorhomes in the Yorkshire Evening Post:  Tweet from Dragon helps firm

Harrogate Motorhomes in the News: Theo Paphitis helps Harrogate firm

Harrogate Motorhomes in the York Press:  £10,000 boost for motorhome company


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The SBS Winners Event – When Theo met Theo


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