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Local Business to Participate in Small Business Sunday Event Organised by Theo Paphitis of BBC’s Dragon’s Den.
Who Ate My Crayons, a local business based outside of Peterborough, will be joining Theo Paphitis of BBC’s Dragon’s Den at a networking event in Birmingham this March after being selected as one of his six favourite small businesses in a weekly Twitter event.
Mr. Paphitis selected Who Ate My Crayons last January and tweeted his selection to his 223,000 followers. “I was thrilled when I saw the tweets coming in congratulating me on being chosen,” says Tia Lush, owner of Who Ate My Crayons. “It was a complete surprise, as it was only my second attempt in the contest. The website visit statistics went through the roof. I couldn’t believe it.”
After the contest, Ms. Lush created an SBS ‘badge’ for her website to celebrate the win. Other people saw it and asked if she could design them a similar badge for their own websites. She soon became the unofficial badge designer for SBS, through word of mouth and recommendation from other SBS winners.
“I have been delighted to have helped each winner, and have donated all the proceeds from the badge work to charity,” says Ms. Lush. “So far, we have raised over £500,which has been donated to charities such as the Japan Tsunami Appeal and NewLife Charity.”
She continues: “I think it’s wonderful that such a successful businessman can show his support to UK-based businesses by taking time out of his Sunday evening to organise this event. Through my win, I have connected with other SBS winners and have gained valuable new clients and leads, all through the power of Twitter. I’m looking forward to attending the event on March 30th, and meeting the other members of this unique club.”
About Who Ate My Crayons Ltd
Who Ate My Crayons is a graphic and website design agency. It is run by designer Tia Lush. Tia has over 12+ years in the media and advertising industry, predominately in London. She comes from a fine arts background, so has always been drawn to the creative side of business. Her clients range from large corporations to individuals starting their own businesses.