Dragons' Den star gives local entrepreneur a boost

THE owner of a Clanfield-based business is celebrating after receiving a Twitter boost from a TV '˜dragon'.

Tuesday, 3rd October 2017, 2:53 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th October 2017, 10:34 am
Anna Ancell has seen a boom in business since the Dragon's tweet

Anna Ancell designs and creates hand-made, nature-inspired jewellery.

Last week, Anna tweeted about her business during ‘Small Business Sunday’. Six weekly winners get a retweet from Dragons’ Den star Theo Paphitis.

Theo shares the business to his 500,000 followers on social media platform Twitter.

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Theo set the initiative up in 2010 and now has over 2000 #SBS winners, supporting small businesses throughout the UK.

Anna has gained more followers and extra orders as a result of Theo’s retweet. The entrepreneur’s website is also now featured on the #SBS website theopaphitissbs.com.

Anna said: ‘I was absolutely over the moon to receive a tweet from Theo. It’s such a massive boost to a small business like mine.

‘I work from home around busy family life and really enjoy the flexibility of having my own business. I am so passionate about what I do, and it’s really wonderful to be recognised for it.’

Businesses looking to be featured by Theo should tweet him on Sunday between 5pm and 7.30pm, including the hashtag #SBS.