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Ruskington based Sparkle & Dot Hand Stamped Jewellery Designs gets a Twitter Boost from Theo Paphitis


A Ruskington based firm has received a business boost from Retail Entrepreneur Theo Paphitis.  Owner of Sparkle & Dot Designs, Tara, 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 2200 #SBS winners and supports small businesses in the UK.


Business and retail entrepreneur and self-confessed Shopkeeper, Theo re‐tweeted Sparkle & Dot’s message to his almost 500,000 followers and as a result, has generated 100’s more followers via Twitter & Facebook and has seen an increase in extra orders for their hand stamped, personalised jewellery & gifts. They are also profiled on the #SBS website ( that is exclusive to all Small Business Sunday winners.


Tara said, “This is my second year in business and I still work from my desk in my house! It is great to have support from Theo because it can be tough trying to raise your profile, especially locally and Theo has recognised my hard work and helped spread the word about what I do to his following.  I am absolutely overwhelmed and delighted & hope that ‘Sparkle & Dot’ keeps going from strength to strength. I offer a fabulous service that can mean you are the proud owner of something that no one else in the world owns! That is awesome. My pieces make such wonderful, personal gifts & I cater to all budgets.”


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 wish Spark 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.


Sparkle & Dot, Ruskington, Lincolnshire 

For further information, photos and product samples, please contact Tara at Sparkle & Dot on or find me on Facebook.

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