I'm so honoured to be part of such a fantastic group of people its so exciting , here is my press release i shall add more in a few days once things have settled
All That Glitters wins Theo Paphitis Small Business Award 8th April 2012
Maria Bellhouse creative jewellery designer and owner of ‘All That Glitters’ (Handmade jewellery and accessories) based in Northampton is proud to announce her biggest achievement to date, a re-tweet from Dragon’s Den star Theo Paphitis.
On Sunday 8th April Maria joined another 999 hopeful small businesses in the hope of joining of the ever growing group of #SBS (Small Business Sunday) winners. Theo Paphitis started the Twitter #SBS phenomenon in October 2010 where he invites small businesses to ‘tweet’ him their businesses between 5pm and 7.30pm every Sunday evening. He then selects his top 6 each week and ‘re-tweets’ the winning businesses. There has been a much increased in interest in the #SBS movement since Theo Paphitis and Rymans launched the #SBS website on Friday 30th March 2012 at the inaugural event for #SBS winners.
Maria had been trying to catch the eye of the Dragon for many months, and each week she would tweet him details of her handmade jewellery business. Every week she would try and be more creative with her tweets and try and demonstrate her ability to ‘think outside the box’.
On Sunday she decided to take the medium of social media to the next level in her quest to become part of the #SBS group and she came up with the inspired idea of using a video to ‘speak’ to the dragon. She put together a short clip showcasing her work along with one of her favourite songs ‘Proud’ by Heather Small. It certainly seemed to have the desired affect and her winning tweet was re-tweeted by Theo Paphitis to his nearly 237,000 followers;
Maria says “I had been brain storming new ideas to catch the eye of the famous dragon and thought why not send a video message with my products on as part of my tweet? I was so inspired I chose a song by Heather Small called Proud, as it sums up how I feel about what I do, and I put it all together on Sunday ready to send at 5pm, keeping my fingers crossed it would 'stand out'. As far as I know, it was one of only 2 videos entries that evening and it really must have struck a chord with Theo Paphitis as he chose me to be one of the lucky six to win! I really cannot put into words what winning this means to me it is overwhelming, and the fire in my belly is bigger than it ever has been, and with this massive acknowledgment it will spur me on to achieve what I said in my winning tweet – to the stars and beyond!!!!”
Maria is a serial entrepreneur and has several strings to her business bow, but her love of jewellery design and her raw talent has enabled her to grow a business from a genuine passion. All That Glitters make beautiful bespoke bracelets and also create stunning custom made tiaras and special occasion wear.
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