Chippenham sports therapist meets ex dragon Theo Paphitis

By Anita Jaynes on 24 February, 2016

Sports therapist Sam Cox met one of her business heroes Theo Paphitis after taking part in a social media challenge involving the millionaire.

Sam, who runs Active Potential Therapy on the Bumpers Farm Industrial Estate, Chippenham met the former Dragon’s Den star at an event hosted by him in Birmingham last week.

She said: “It was thrilling to have the opportunity to meet Theo and all of the other amazing businesses which made the effort to take part in the Twitter challenge – and who were selected to be part of this event.”

Sam entered a now famous Twitter contest known as the #SBS or Small Business Sunday. Each Sunday, Theo singles out winning businesses for their tweets or engagement. Sam was chosen as a winner in August last year.

Theo is best known for appearing on Dragons Den on BBC Two. He’s chairman of Ryman Stationery, Boux Avenue lingerie and Robert Dyas, as well as joint owner of Red Letter Days.

Active Potential Therapy was opened by Sam in 2014 and helps young and elite athletes, local runners and older people keep their bodies and muscles mobile. The team offer sessions in sports therapy, sports massage including clinical soft tissue massage, personal training and reflexology.

Among those clients have been elite athletes Chris Maxwell who took part in the World Triathlon Championships last year and members of the GB Skeleton team who will be competing in the Winter Olympics 2018.

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Pictured above: Sam Cox with Theo Paphitis