1200 of the UK’s leading Small Businesses join Theo Paphitis in Birmingham for #SBSEvent2024

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On Friday, 23rd February 2024, Theo Paphitis hosted his annual event for his #SBS Small Business Sunday winners in Birmingham – a day that saw the best and brightest of UK small business come together for a day of inspiration, learning and motivation.

The event, which saw over 1200 businesses in attendance, was headlined by TV Icon & Small Business Investor Stacey Solomon. Theo interviewed Stacey Solomon in what was regarded as being a hugely personable and motivational Fireside Chat on all things small business, building personal brands and an insight into why she stepped into the world of small business.

Businesses in attendance also enjoyed some fantastic sessions and workshops from #SBS winners and industry experts alike, including a Google mainstage session on incorporating AI into your business, a NatWest panel Chaired by Debbie Lewis, with Absolute Collagen Founder Maxine Laceby, Spice Kitchen Founder Sanjay Aggarwal and Naturally Tiwa Skincare Co-Founder Shalom Lloyd as panellists, as well as an inspirational session from #SBS winner The British Craft House owner Susan Bonnar on crossing the £1m + turnover threshold.

Several of our fantastic partners and #SBS winners alike delivered Breakout Presentations for #SBS winners to experience everything from growing your business overseas to how businesses can keep on top of costs in top of the current economic climate.

#SBS winners Exceed Events provided a 360-photo experience throughout the day that went down an absolute treat with the #SBS winners!

Attendees, partners and speakers alike were once again treated to some exceptional live music performed by #SBS winners Capriccio Quartet.

Winners had the opportunity to have 1-2-1 advice sessions with industry experts and have their professional photographs taken. New winners also received their certificate from Theo Paphitis and had a photo taken together.

For this year’s annual event #SBSEvent2024, #SBS joined forces with titans of industry as supporting partners including Headline Partner Google, NatWest Business, Ryman, Robert Dyas, SumUp, DHL, HP, Spring & Autumn Fair and first-time partners FreeAgent and the Department of Business and Trade’s UK Export Academy.  All are experts in their field, who are supporting the #SBS Small Business Sunday network and are committed to helping the UK’s SMEs grow.

UK-based small businesses can be in with a chance of gaining access to this exclusive event every year by entering #SBS Small Business Sunday every Sunday between 5-7.30 pm on Twitter or Instagram by tweeting/posting @theopaphitis using the hashtag #SBS or commenting under his #SBS is open Instagram post and using the hashtag #SBS. Theo Paphitis retweets/reposts 6 small businesses a week to the growing network, now with over 4,000 #SBS winners in the network.


About #SBS


#SBS Small Business Sunday, created by Theo Paphitis in 2010, has since become one of the UK’s leading small business networks with there now being over 4,000 businesses in the community. As such, it’s committed to providing small businesses with opportunities that help them upskill and take their business to the next level.


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