ENTREPRENEURS HEAD NORTH TO MEET THEIR OWN BUSINESS ‘DRAGON’.

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Three entrepreneurs who run businesses on the same Wiltshire industrial estate are heading off to Birmingham to meet millionaire Theo Paphitis.

BaP members, John and Debbie Williams, of John Williams Heating Services, were invited to meet the former Dragon’s Den star on February 12.

The company entered a famous Twitter contest known as the #SBS or Small Business Sunday. Each Sunday, Theo singles out winning businesses for their tweets or engagement.

Theo is best known for appearing on Dragons Den on BBC Two. He’s chairman of Ryman Stationery Boux Avenue lingerie and Robert Dyas, as well as joint owner of Red Letter Days.

Active Potential Therapy was selected in August last year and John Williams Heating Services in December 2015.

John Williams worked hard on Twitter to gain the prestigious #SBS status after his business neighbour Sam Cox was also successful.

John said: “After Sam was noticed, I was determined to do the same – and it worked. It goes to show if you make an effort, take the time to stand out, good things happen.”

Small Business Sunday, was created by Theo Paphitis in October 2010. Each week, he rewards small businesses that tweet him @TheoPaphitis and describe their businesses in one tweet including the hashtag #SBS. Only tweets made between 5pm and 7.30pm each Sunday count.

Every Monday night at 8pm, he chooses his favourite six who are then re-tweeted. As he has over 450,000 followers, this provides a boost to the visibility of the chosen businesses and they then become part of his #SBS family.

AND IF THAT’S NOT ENOUGH TO WHET YOUR APPETITE THEN READ ON:

Debbie Williams, co-founder of one of Wiltshire’s most successful heating and plumbing companies, has Deb Williams 2become the new president of the Chippenham Chamber of Commerce.

Debbie (45) took over from outgoing president Chris Bonser at the Chamber’s annual general meeting on Wednesday March 2. She’s been a member of the Chamber for four years.

She said: “I’m delighted to take on this role to represent and support the diverse and growing business community we have in our town. I hope to reach out to more local enterprises and to showcase the economic vitality of this area.”

Among Debbie’s objectives during her time as president are:

• Supporting the Chamber to become even more proactive in engaging with the town’s business community.
• Raising greater awareness among the town’s businesses of the Chamber and its work.
• Ensuring the Chamber sets clear goals for 2016 and beyond.

Debbie Williams set up John Williams Heating Services Ltd with her husband John more than ten years ago. At the time, Debbie was already an established businesswoman running her own beauty salon from home – a business she later sold to devote herself full time the heating and plumbing company. Today, with John, she runs a team of 18 people, working all over Wiltshire, Bath and surrounding areas.

She believes excellent customer service is the key to sustainable and continued success. She is also a passionate advocate of apprenticeships and she believes strongly employers and educators need to embrace and value apprenticeships far more.

Originally from Birmingham, Debbie moved to Wiltshire with her family and met John, aged just 15. They married when she was 21 and have two daughters Georgina, and Katie.

John Williams Heating Services is based on the Bumpers Farm Industrial Estate in Chippenham. The company has won multiple business awards and is currently a finalist in the upcoming Enterprising Wiltshire Awards for Apprentice Employer of the Year. John Williams Heating Services is a Which? Trusted Trader and is registered with CheckATrade.com. For more details visit http://jwheating.co.uk

 

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