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A SMALL business in Chichester has caught the eye of Dragons’ Den star and entrepreneur Theo Paphitis.

He took to the microblogging site Twitter to tell his army of 330,000 followers about the Lunchbox Store.

Using the hashtag #SBS, which stands for Small Business Sunday, he picks businesses to promote as a way of encouraging and promoting small businesses in the UK.

The Lunchbox Store, which sells all things lunch storage, was started by Barry Smyth in 2010 after he was made redundant, and has been growing steadily ever since.

He said: ‘From very small beginnings we are aiming to be the UK’s number one destination for lunch-on-the-go products.

‘Social media has played a key part in our growth, and we are hoping that our SBS win and the support of Theo Paphitis, will push us to a significant increase in business over the coming months.’