On Friday, 24th February 2023, Theo Paphitis hosted his annual event for his #SBS Small Business Sunday winners in Birmingham.
#SBSEvent2023 was no ordinary #SBSEvent, as it marked the 10th event since #SBS began in 2010 – with there now being over 3,750 businesses in the network, and nearly 1,000 of these small businesses came to Birmingham for a jam-packed day filled with motivation and inspiration.
On the day, there were main-stage presentations from Google Digital Garage presenter Kirstie Kavanagh, Sunday Times best-selling author Owen O’Kane, Natwest’s Debbie Lewis and angel investors Ashley Armstrong and Drew Currie.
Theo’s highly anticipated afternoon fireside chat was with F1 Superstar and Le Mans winner Mark Blundell! Mark took questions from Theo and the audience in a highly inspirational session, and to finish it off, there was also a very special announcement from Theo – #SBSInvest!
The event had some fantastic partners – Ryman, Robert Dyas, DHL, iLaw, SumUp, Spring & Autumn Fair, HP and NatWest Business – without whom the event would not have been possible!
Winners also had the opportunity to have one-to-one advice sessions with our brilliant partners, who offered bespoke advice and expertise to winners.
Winners were able to have their professional headshot photos taken on the day, and new winners also received their certificate from Theo Paphitis, as well as having a certificate photo taken together.
Winners had the opportunity to attend Breakout Presentations presented by our partners and #SBS winners, including sessions from iLaw, Spring Fair, DHL, NatWest, SumUp, Camp Tails Doggy Daycare, Nava and Rhea Freeman PR.
#SBS winners Exceed Events provided a 360-photo experience throughout the day that went down a treat with the #SBS winners!
At #SBSEvent2023 there were several fantastic #SBS winners showcasing their businesses and services to the rest of the community – Chris Garland Training, Brighton Bricks and Putter Madness.
Winners, partners and speakers alike were once again treated to some exceptional live music performed by #SBS winners Capriccio Quartet.
Twitter: Winners can enter by tweeting Theo on @theopaphitis between 5-7.30 pm, whilst using the hashtag #SBS. Theo Paphitis retweets 6 small businesses a week, to the growing network.
Instagram: Winners can enter by posting on their feed or by commenting under the #SBS is open Instagram post. Entrants must have tagged @theopaphitis and used the hashtag #SBS, whilst following @theopaphitis on Instagram. Instagram winners are reposted on @theopaphitis Instagram feed.