Theo Paphitis Presents Award to Talking Tortoise

02 March 2024

Theo Paphitis SBS Talking Tortoise

An Alcester based firm has received a business boost from Retail Entrepreneur Theo Paphitis. Last week, Jessica Blyth-Sweetingham, owner of marketing and PR agency, Talking Tortoise, was selected by the former Dragon’s Den magnate as the winner of his ‘Small Business Sunday’ competition.  The weekly initiative, set up by Theo in 2010, supports small businesses all over the UK and helps them to gain additional exposure and provides access to business support services. 

Business and retail entrepreneur, Theo shared Talking Tortoise’s award entry to his over 500,000 Twitter and Instagram followers. The marketing firm are now also profiled on Theo’s #SBS website ( that is exclusive to all Small Business Sunday winners. 

“We’re on the verge of celebrating ten years in business and it is great to have support from Theo. We’ve worked tirelessly since the pandemic to raise our business profile and recently moved to our brand-new office at the Makers’ Space in Alcester. Theo has clearly recognised our hard work over the past twelve months and winning the award has helped spread the word further, it’s given us a real boost,” said Mrs Blyth-Sweetingham. 

Small business champion and Ryman Stationery and Robert Dyas 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. I wish Talking Tortoise every success.” 

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