In March 2016 Helen, tweeted Theo Paphitis about Harrier’s health and safety support for SME’s during ‘Small Business Sunday’ and was one of six weekly winners to gain a retweet from Theo to his 500,000 followers.
Helen, our Business Manager, was pleased with the instant impact “Our Twitter account grew quickly after the re-tweet from Theo and we connected with many of the other winners of #SBS, a community of nearly 2000 business owners, all passionate about their own business and supporting others.”
In addition to this instant boost Helen and Managing Director, Andy, attended the #SBS event at the ICC in Birmingham on 3rd February 2017. This event was a chance to put faces to the names of those businesses we had ‘met’ on Twitter and take part in a Q&A session with Theo, fellow Dragon, Deborah Meaden and JML founder, John Mills.
The event really impressed Andy “It was fantastic to hear from such inspirational business people such as Jodine Boothby from Gummee and the Q&A panel. We really appreciate them sharing their experiences, we came away feeling even more excited about Harrier and the service we can provide to our customers.”
Theo presented Helen & Andy with their certificate at the event “We are thrilled to welcome new #SBS members each 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 learning. The website and Shop #SBS will also give a valuable profile to the winners chosen and I wish Harrier every success”
The #SBS event was the icing on the cake for an award winning 12 months for Harrier including an International Safety Award and being a finalist in the Rural Business Awards. Andy says “We are proud of the health and safety support we provide to business owners and event organisers, being recognised by an entrepreneur such as Theo Paphitis is a boost and an honour. We look forward to supporting all our customers in the coming year.”