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Derby based Health and Safety Consultancy Kedleston Safety gets a Twitter Boost from Theo Paphitis

A Derby based firm has received a business boost from Retail Entrepreneur Theo Paphitis.   Last week, Suzanne Dixon, owner and MD of Kedleston Safety, 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 Kedleston Safety’s message to his almost 500,000 followers and as a result has 500 more followers and increased enquiries for their health and safety consultancy services. They are also profiled on the #SBS website ( that is exclusive to all Small Business Sunday winners.

Suzanne Dixon, Kedleston Safety’s MD said, “ I am absolutely over the moon to become one of the SBS winners as I am passionate about changing the perception of Health and Safety within businesses.  I am on the campaign to help businesses be safe, think safe and ultimately inspire young people to join the H&S profession, afterall it’s a positive accessible career for all.”

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 Kedleston Safety 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.