On Tuesday 12th February me and Alex woke up in our Birmingham hotel, excited and ready for the day ahead! Theo Paphitis had invited us to his SBS Event after winning an SBS Award in November 2018.
We stayed at The Hilton Garden Inn in Birmingham which was a short walk away from the ICC which was where the event was taking place! We arrived at 9.30am and grabbed our name badges ready to do some networking, we were lucky enough to grab some time with the head of Marketing for Robot Dyas who gave us some fantastic ideas!
During the morning sessions we heard from Theo Paphitis, and Raja Saga head of B2B marketing for Google UK. After an all expenses paid for lunch (and wine!) came the highlight of the day, hearing a fireside chat between Theo Paphitis and Sir Tom Hunter, totally inspirational to hear how Tom went from selling trainers out of the back of a van to selling his company to JD sports!
At 4pm we were awarded our certificate by Theo himself and had our picture taken with him! It was just a fantastic day and it was brilliant to meet other small business owners, chat to the sponsors of the event, be inspired and motivated by the speakers! We both went away buzzing and excited to get back to work!
We continued the celebrations by having dinner with our two lovely Birmingham franchisees Jenna (North Birmingham) and Fay (Tamworth and Litchfield) which was just the icing on the cake!