A Brighton based firm has received a business boost from Retail Entrepreneur Theo
Paphitis. Last week, Chris Scott owner of Acceler8 Training, tweeted Theo
about his 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 2000 #SBS winners and supports small businesses in the

Business and retail entrepreneur and self-confessed Shopkeeper, Theo re‐tweeted
Acceler8 Training’s message to his almost 500,000 followers and as a result,
www.acceler8training.co.uk has more followers and lots of interest approach to training.
They are also profiled on the #SBS website (www.theopaphitissbs.com) that
is exclusive to all Small Business Sunday winners.

Chris said, “We’ve been in business for just over two years and we’ve recently moved
into new offices. It is great to have support from Theo because it’s been tough trying to
raise our profile and Theo has recognised our hard work and helped spread the word
about what we do to his following. We work hard to design great face to face training for
some brilliant clients including IHG, DFS and Liberis and we are continuing to grow. This
has been a real boost to our small team.”

Smal l 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 retweet
from me becomes part of a friendly club; like-minded individuals who can share
successes and learnings. The website and Shop #SBS will also give a valuable profile to
the winners chosen and I wish Chris and the Acceler8 team 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.

For further information about Small Business Sunday please
visit www.theopaphitissbs.com.