Theo helps Charlotte on her way to success

Date published: 05 October 2018

A Bardsley business owner has received a significant boost from retail entrepreneur Theo Paphitis. 

Charlotte Kleban, owner of Hand Drawn World, Tweeted Paphitis about her business during “Small Business Sunday” and was one of six weekly winners to gain a retweet by TV personality to his 500,000 Twitter followers.

The weekly initiative, set up by Paphitis in 2010, now has over 2200 #SBS winners and supports small businesses in the UK.

Business and retail entrepreneur and self-confessed shopkeeper, Paphitis re‐tweeted Charlotte’s message to his almost 500,000 followers and as a result, has obtained many new followers and extra orders for their hand drawn teapots, which can be personalised with any wording of your choice, or be made with your own design. 

Charlotte is also profiled on the #SBS website ( that is exclusive to all Small Business Sunday winners.

Charlotte said: “It is great to have support from Theo and have my hard work recognised and he’s helped spread the word about what I do to his following.

"I can’t wait to see which direction this takes me and my business.”

Charlotte also won a “Highly Commended Trader” Award at Manchester Youth Market in September, 2017.

Small business champion and Ryman Stationery, Robert Dyas and Boux Avenue chairman 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 Hand Drawn World every success.”

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