Last week The Leaf Press was at the SBS Winners Event in Birmingham. SBS (Small Business Sunday) is a competition run by Theo Paphitis from Dragon’s Den (and owner of various High Street businesses including Ryman, Boux Avenue and Robert Dyas). I was lucky enough to win a place in December with an entry showing 36 of my notebook designs, so this was my first event.
It was an action packed day with time for chatting to other winners – everyone I spoke to was lovely. Theo Paphitis opened the event with an inspiring talk. He was followed by Raja Saggi from Google with advice about optimising our mobile websites (eek). And in the afternoon the brilliant Sir Tom Hunter was in conversation with Theo, talking about how he started and his business journey. During lunch time I also met with buyers from Ryman who gave advice on the path for a small business like The Leaf Press to sell their products in the High Street – very interesting!
At the end of the afternoon it was time to collect my certificate from Theo.
The SBS Winners Event was a brilliant day and I’d like to send a huge thank you to Theo Paphitis as well as all his staff who were so helpful and enthusiastic. Can’t wait for next year!