Altrincham based Yipiyap gets a Twitter boost from Theo Paphitis!
An Altrincham based firm has received a business boost from retail entrepreneur Theo Paphitis. Last week Anne Morris and Catherine Birkett, owners of Yipiyap, tweeted Theo about their business during Small Business Sunday and was one of the six lucky 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 2,500 #SBS winners and supports small businesses across the whole of the UK. Business and retail entrepreneur (and self-confessed shopkeeper!) Theo re‐tweeted Anne and Catherine’s message to his 500,000 followers and as a result yipiyap.co.uk now has nearly 100 more followers on Twitter. They are also profiled on the #SBS website (www.theopaphitissbs.com) that is exclusive to all Small Business Sunday winners.
Anne said, “I established Yipiyap back in 2012 and have worked tirelessly since then to put us on the map. In the first year we had only a handful of tutors and schools that we worked with. Eight years later we have nearly 80 tutors providing support to over 50 schools across the country. We want to reach more schools with our support and become the gap year provider of choice for school leavers looking to create some cv gold dust and with Theo Paphitis’ support we are confident we can do just that! We are very grateful to him for choosing us as each week we have been up against some very stiff competition!”.
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 highlighting just how important it is to support our small businesses here in the UK. My vision for everyone who has ever won an #SBS re-tweet from me is to become part of a friendly club; like-minded individuals who can share successes and learnings. The #SBS website will also give a valuable profile to the winners chosen and I wish Yipiyap every success for the future”.
Anyone looking for a re‐tweet from Theo should tweet him about their business on Sunday between 17:00-19:30 and include the hashtag #SBS. Six lucky businesses are then re‐tweeted every Monday at 20:00 and then they are invited to enter their profile on the #SBS website, attend the annual #SBS networking event, and take advantage of the networking opportunities.
Yipiyap Ltd - 20 Railway Street, Altrincham WA14 2RE - 0161 914 5522 - firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information please contact Anne Morris at Yipiyap on 07799 010 128 / email@example.com. For further information about Small Business Sunday please visit www.theopaphitissbs.com.