Recognition from TV Dragon

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A BUSINESSwoman from Waterlooville was able to quiz one of her entrepreneurial heroes, after being invited to meet Theo Paphitis, from TV’s Dragons Den.

Lynda Harding, who runs SweetDreamers and created the popular baby sleep aid Ewan the Dream Sheep, was invited to meet the businessman after attracting his attention on website Twitter.

Mr Paphitis hosts Small Business Saturday, where business owners are encouraged to catch his eye with their products using 140 characters or fewer.

After winning the weekly competition, Linda was invited to a special event to celebrate the winning firms.

She said: ‘To gain this recognition from Theo is just fantastic and will help raise our profile.

‘I think Theo’s initiative is a great idea and I really admire that it encourages small businesses to support each other.’