Swindon business recognised by Theo Paphitis

By Ben Carey on 8 February, 2019

Dragons’ Den star and retail entrepreneur Theo Paphitis has recognised a Swindon business as part of his Small Business Sunday (#SBS) initiative.

Chris Dawes, MD of public speaking and presentation training company Open Dawes Training, tweeted Theo during ‘Small Business Sunday’ and was one of six weekly winners to be retweeted by the former dragon to over 500,000 followers.

Chris’s standout Tweet to Theo said, “By overcoming nerves and building a career as a sports commentator I have been inspired to coach others in public speaking skills – helping them to remove limits and ‘open doors’ in both their personal and professional lives.”

In addition to the retweet, Open Dawes Training has been included on the entrepreneur’s #SBS website.

Chris Dawes said, “I was totally bowled over to be among six out of thousands to have my message retweeted by Theo. It’s great to have Open Dawes Training recognised in this way, by such an inspirational and successful entrepreneur.” 

Open Dawes Training has also been invited by Theo to an event celebrating #SBS winners on Tuesday 12th February in Birmingham. Approximately 700 #SBS past and present winners are expected to attend.

Chris added, “It will be invaluable to both my business and me personally to meet with him and other inspirational leaders in addition to receiving formal recognition of Open Dawes Training on the day.”

Theo Paphitis, said, “We are thrilled to welcome new #SBS members every week and highlight just how important it is to support our small businesses here in the UK.  My vision is that everyone who has ever won an #SBS retweet from me becomes part of a friendly club; like-minded individuals who can share successes and learnings. The website will also give a valuable profile to the winners chosen and I wish Open Dawes Training every success.”

For information visit the Open Dawes Training website.