Getting ready to meet Theo Paphitis! #sbsevent2018

The Design Hive counts down to meeting Theo Paphitis at the Small Business Sunday Event #sbsevent2018.

Theo Paphitis SBS Event 2018

Back in December, we incredibly won the Retail Entrepreneur Theo Paphitis, Small Business Sunday #sbs. We were lucky enough to have our tweet retweeted to over 505,000 of Theo’s followers, making us one of six winners. We are now one of Theo’s 2000 #SBS winners in the UK.

As a result of winning the #sbs, our social media accounts saw an extraordinary rise in retweets, interaction with other businesses and new followers. We have gained exposure from local papers and the wonderful, as well as extra orders for our branding, graphic design and website design services.

We are now profiled on the #SBS website ( that is exclusive to all Small Business Sunday winners. This is a members’ only selling platform where we can interact with other #sbs winners, write blog posts, get business tips and advice and sell our services. An incredible platform to help our business grow and develop.

We are also part of the #sbswinnershour on Twitter, where we can network with other #sbs winners every week.

We are delighted to be invited to the annual #SBS networking event on February 23rd to take advantage of the networking opportunities and collect our official winners certificate from Theo Paphitis. We are really looking forward to going next Friday. Now for the biggest question, what shall we wear?!!

This is the run down of the day:


• Registration, networking, and even a few games!
• 1-2-1 sessions with sponsors
• Break out presentations from sponsors and special guests
• Teas and Coffees


• Ryman CEO Kypros Kyprianou opens the event
• Hear from our Sponsors
• Theo Paphitis

12.45-2.30pm LUNCH

• Play the games and win prizes!
• 1-2-1 sponsor sessions (we will be talking to DHL and 123reg, which will be a great opportunity for us to ask question and find out more from the experts)
• Break out presentations from sponsors and special guests
• Speed dating with brand and marketing experts
• Lunch!


Question Time Panel – Theo Paphitis and special guest AOL founder, John Roberts. This is our chance to listen to the business experts and ask our own questions!

John Roberts


• We collect our official winners certificate and have our photo taken with Theo Paphitis!
• 1-2-1 sponsor sessions
• Break out Presentations
• Networking
• Collect goody bags

It is great to have support from Theo recognising all our hard work and helping to spread the word about what we do to his following. We are thrilled to be welcomed into the #sbs and become part of this friendly club.

Mel is the Creative Director/Owner of The Design Hive. Mel has put her heart and soul into building up the business and is truly passionate about the the industry and our clients.