New Small Business Owner Lindsay Ryan, founder of Custom Crystals was invited to the Inaugural #SBS Winners Event hosted by Dragon’s Den star Theo Paphitis on 30th March 2012 to receive her award. The Wiltshire based new business was started on 11th March 2012 and has already won the coveted prize which eludes so many small businesses.
Theo was pictured holding one of Lindsay’s creations, a Converse shoe with clear Swarovski Crystals. The event was held at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground and was only open to #SBS winners. #SBS is a new movement which was started by Theo back in 2010 and is open on a Sunday between 5pm and 7.30pm on Twitter for small businesses to tweet Theo.
Lindsay said “It was lovely of Theo to give his time to use as a group of small businesses, he has arranged for a new website to be started which will enable us as a group to showcase our websites and products, he gave a very inspirational speech and was very funny”. She continued “Theo then took the time to have an individual photo taken with every winner which made the day even more special”.
Lindsay has now had a commission from a Celebrity and hopes that the business is a great success she is looking forward to creating some special shoes for people from all walks of life.