Sarah Dunwood Photography gets a Twitter Boost from Theo Paphitis

Sarah's business wins Theo Paphitis's Small Business Sunday award and joins 2500 UK small businesses recognised by the entrepreneur and Dragon
Warrington based 'Sarah Dunwood Photography' has received a business boost from Retail Entrepreneur Theo Paphitis. In late August, , Sarah Dunwood, owner of Sarah Dunwood Photography tweeted Theo about her business during ‘Small Business Sunday’ and was one of six weekly winners to gain a retweet by Theo to his 500,000 Twitter followers. The weekly initiative, set up by Theo in 2010, now has over 2500 #SBS winners and supports small businesses in the UK.

Business and retail entrepreneur and self-confessed Shopkeeper, Theo re-tweeted Sarah’s message to his almost 500,000 followers and as a result, Sarah’s business twitter account (@DunwoodSarah) has 700 more followers for her photography services. They are also profiled on the #SBS website ( that is exclusive to all Small Business Sunday winners.

Sarah said, “As a new start up business, it’s absolutely amazing to have support from Theo as it has immediately raised my business profile and allowed me to share my photography work to a much wider audience. As a result, I’m now in contact with potential clients across the UK and over into Ireland as well. This is so important to me, as increasing my client base will enable me to support Warrington based charity, Papyrus UK, as I will be donating a percentage of my profits to them at the end of my first year in business.”

Sarah’s business supports those in the UK emergency services and NHS staff by offering significant discounts for her photography packages, which include engagement and wedding shoots, portraits and other events such as special anniversary and birthday parties. She is also a vocal advocate for mental health awareness across her social media platforms.

Small business champion and Ryman Stationery, Robert Dyas and Boux Avenue Chairman, 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 re-tweet 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 Sarah Dunwood Photography every success.”

Anyone looking for a re-tweet from Theo should tweet him about their business on Sunday between 5 PM and 7.30 PM and include the hashtag #SBS. Six lucky businesses are re-tweeted every Monday at 8 PM and then invited to enter their profile on the new website, attend the annual #SBS networking event and take advantage of the networking opportunities.