Heywood based Cara-Lou Paper Cuts gets a boost from Theo Paphitis

Date published: 07 March 2018

A Heywood-based home business has received a boost from retail entrepreneur Theo Paphitis.

Emma Connell, owner of Cara-Lou Paper Cuts, contacted Theo about her business during ‘Small Business Sunday’ (SBS) and was one of six weekly winners to gain a retweet by Theo to his 500,000 followers. 

The weekly initiative, set up by Theo in 2010, now has over 2,000 SBS winners and supports small businesses in the UK.

Business and retail entrepreneur and self-confessed Shopkeeper, Theo re‐tweeted Cara-Lou Paper Cuts message to his almost 500,000 followers and as a result, Cara-Lou Paper Cuts has extra orders for their custom papercutting art on Cara-Lou’s signature rainbow paper. They are also profiled on the Theo’s SBS website that is exclusive to all Small Business Sunday winners.

Emma Connell said: “I’ve only been in business for coming up three years and I still work out of my dining room.

"It is great to have support from Theo because it’s been tough trying to raise my profile and spread the message disabled people can still achieve something, even from the dining room. Theo has recognised my hard work and helped spread the word about what I do to his following.”

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 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 Cara-Lou Paper Cuts every success.”

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