Welwyn Garden City party planners backed by Theo Paphitis for Small Business Sunday

Maxine Greaves and Julie Roper, owners of Party Ideazz, with Theo Paphitis for Small Business Sunday.

Maxine Greaves and Julie Roper, owners of Party Ideazz, with Theo Paphitis for Small Business Sunday. - Credit: Small Business Sunday

A WGC party planning company has received a business boost from retail entrepreneur Theo Paphitis.

Maxine Greaves and Julie Roper, owners of Party Ideazz, tweeted Theo about their company during Small Business Sunday and became one of six weekly winners to gain a retweet by Theo to his near half a million Twitter followers.

The weekly initiative, set up by Theo in 2010, now has over 3,000 #SBS winners and supports small businesses in the UK.

Following Theo's re‐tweet, partyideazz.com has seen a huge increase in followers and visitors to their online party directory. They are also profiled on the #SBS website (www.theopaphitissbs.com) that is exclusive to all Small Business Sunday winners.

Maxine and Julie said: “We created our website to help people find ideas and suppliers for parties and celebrations, all in one place.

"We launched it just before the first lockdown so it has been great to get this recognition from Theo now that people are able to socialise and party again. We were delighted to attend the SBS Winners Event in Birmingham where we received our winners certificate and networked with other small businesses.”

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.

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"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 Party Ideazz every success.”

Anyone looking for a re‐tweet from Theo should tweet him about their business on Sunday between 5pm and 7.30pm 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 Party Ideazz, please visit partyideazz.com