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August 2020 [Updated]

Twickenham based Classic Becca gets a Twitter Boost from Theo Paphitis 

A Twickenham based small business has received a boost from Retail Entrepreneur Theo Paphitis. Rebecca Martin, owner of Classic Becca, 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 1700 #SBS winners and supports small businesses in the UK.

Business and retail entrepreneur and self-confessed Shopkeeper, Theo re‐tweeted Rebecca's message to his almost 500,000 followers and as a result, has over a 1000 more followers and lots of new interest in her business. They are also profiled on the #SBS website ( that is exclusive to all Small Business Sunday winners.

Rebecca said, "I've been in business since September 2016 and I work from home in a small studio set-up. It is great to have support from Theo because it’s hard to get noticed and this has helped raise my profile, Theo has recognised my hard work and helped spread the word about what I do to his following.”

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 and Shop #SBS will also give a valuable profile to the winners chosen and I wish Classic Becca every success.”

#SBS Winners now also have access to the exclusive members’ selling platform where hundreds of winners are already selling thousands of products, from unique gifts and bespoke furniture to pet toys or jewellery. It is another opportunity for the #SBS winners to turn tweets into sales.

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.

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Classic Becca,

Rebecca Martin

4 Lebanon Park Mansions,

Richmond Road



07813 661 631

For further information, photos and product samples, please contact Rebecca at Classic Becca on

For further information about Small Business Sunday please visit



Other awards received at Classic Becca 

Queen of handmade frippery Bright Pig Award