Wiltshire tech firm gets the ‘thumbs up’ from former Dragons’ Den star Theo Paphitis

By Anita Jaynes on 18 July, 2022

Calne-based tech company Black Nova has joined an exclusive ‘club’ of businesses after being named an #sbs winner in the social media campaign to celebrate the SME sector set up by Theo Paphitis more than a decade ago.  

Kyle Holmes, owner of Black Nova, and his co-founder and wife Danielle, posted on Instagram to Theo about their business during the now famous ‘Small Business Sunday’ project on Twitter and Instagram. 

Danielle said, “We did it!! I am unbelievably proud of what we do, our team and what we have achieved. We can’t wait to be an active part of the #sbs community”. 

Small business champion and chairman of brands including Ryman Stationery, Robert Dyas and Boux Avenue 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 Black Nova every success.”

The company was chosen as one of six weekly winners to gain a retweet by Theo to his near half a million Twitter followers. The weekly initiative, set up by Theo in 2010, now has over 3,000 #SBS winners and supports small businesses across the UK.

Black Nova has received more followers and extra orders for their web services. They are also profiled on the #SBS website that is exclusive to all Small Business Sunday winners. 

Anyone looking for a retweet from Theo can tweet him about their business on Sundays between 5pm and 7.30pm and include the hashtag #SBS. Six businesses are retweeted every Monday at 8pm and then invited to enter their profile on the new website, attend the annual #SBS networking event and take advantage of being part of a thriving national network of successful small businesses. 

Black Nova Designs offers support for small businesses, sole traders, individuals and anyone that needs IT support and help. The team aim to simplify IT for everyone from individuals to large employers.  For more information visit www.blacknovadesigns.co.uk

Pictured above: Danielle Holmes, Co-Founder, Black Nova