Bangor University student gets a boost from Theo Paphitis
A language school started by a student at Bangor University has received a business boost from retail entrepreneur Theo Paphitis.
Last week, Chloe-Mairead Donnelly, owner of CMD Tutoring, tweeted Theo about his business on “Small Business Sunday” and was one of six weekly winners who received a retweet from Theo to his relatives. half a million followers on Twitter.
The weekly initiative, set up by Theo in 2010, now has over 3,000 #SBS winners and supports small businesses in the UK.
Entrepreneur in commerce and retail and avowed trader, Theo has retweeted Chloe’s post to her nearly 500,000 subscribers and as a result CMD Tutoring has almost 100 new subscribers and additional orders for their lessons and notebooks. review, their memory cards and various other products. They are also featured on the #SBS website (www.theopaphitissbs.com) exclusive to all Small Business Sunday winners.
Chloe said: “It seems absolutely surreal that this has happened, I’m still waiting for it to sink in!
“To think that next weekend we have the National Young Trader of the Year final, it’s amazing how quickly my little online school has grown too big for my bedroom office! My phone is constantly ringing with people asking for classes for September, Theo’s approval has helped my business grow exponentially within a week!
Small Business Champion and Ryman Stationery Robert Dyas and Boux Avenue President Theo Paphitis said, “We are delighted to welcome new #SBS members every week and to highlight how important it is to support our small businesses here in the UK. My vision is that anyone who has ever won a #SBS retweet from me will be part of a friendly club; like-minded people who can share their successes and learnings.
“The website will also give a valuable profile to the chosen winners and I wish CMD Tutoring every success. “
Anyone looking for a retweet from Theo should tweet him about his business on Sunday between 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and include the hashtag #SBS.
Six lucky companies are retweeted every Monday at 8 p.m., then invited to enter their profile on the new website, attend the annual #SBS networking event, and take advantage of the networking opportunities.
(Photo taken before the Coivd-19 restrictions were applied).