Good afternoon

As some of you may remember, I became an #SBS winner back in July 2015. For those of you who do not know what this is please click on this link for more details, you can search to see if other suppliers you know are also winners too (you will find me on there).

I had an amazing day on Friday #SBSEvent2016 !

The morning was spent networking with some of the many other #SBSWinners as well as an opportunity to meet some experts who were sponsors for the event so a BIG THANK YOU to them for helping make the day happen and for their continued support of small business across the UK.

Ryman Stationery




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Robert Dyas

It was a very special day as I not only had my photo taken with the amazing Theo Paphitis, I also met the very person who created my favourite boxes The Really Useful Products, his name is Mike Pickles and what an amazing journey! Mike, Theo and also Holly Tucker who created Not on the High Street, ran a Question Time session in the afternoon. They all started out as a small business (like most people) so it was great to hear their stories and glean some excellent advice from them.

At the end of the day we had a goody bag to take home (photos attached). I will add my photo with Theo Paphitis to my website once it comes through.

Many people were staying at various hotels across Birmingham and there were a few different groups eating at various restaurants. I joined Dylan of Aqua Design Group, Chrissie of Amshire Solutions Limited, the lady who is Cover My Cast, (and this is where my useless memory for faces/names lets me down as her name escapes me), Kevin of KGC Engineering, a couple who make nuts and bolts more than just bits of metal GWR Fasteners and a few more where their company names as well as their faces have sadly departed from my head!

After an amazing day followed by a lovely pizza and lots of chatting at Zizzi’s I gratefully fell asleep in a comfortable bed at The Premier Inn, Brindley Place.

My #SBSEvent2016 day had come to an end! I was a little too nervous to talk to more people but vow to change that next year!

My excellent night’s sleep was followed by a lovely breakfast and a lovely chat with staff at the hotel. They made the experience all the better for their positive attitude and professional service so a big thank you to them too.

Here are some photos of my goody bag contents, also there were some blue cleaning cloths and an amazing jumbo sponge


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6 thoughts on “#SBSEvent2016

  1. One Small Step February 14, 2016 at 9:17 pm Reply

    Reads great!! Sorry I didn’t manage to chat to you! Nichola ~ One Small Step.


  2. Coombe Mill February 14, 2016 at 9:33 pm Reply

    The first #sbs event always leaves an impression, Theo is so motivational and makes business sound so easy, though we all know it is far more complicated than he suggests! Sounds like you enjoyed the day, definitely not worth being shy there, networking is half the value of the day and exchanging information. I hope you go again next year.


  3. Michelle Shulman February 15, 2016 at 11:20 am Reply

    It was so good to catch up with you again 🙂 was such a great day. Hope you came away inspired xx


  4. actingtheparty February 17, 2016 at 9:20 am Reply

    It was a good day, I just didn’t get to talk to half the people I would have liked to. I thought the Premier Inn was very good too, would certainly stay there again.


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