A SKIPTON based firm has received a business boost from retail entrepreneur Theo Paphitis.

At the end of last year, Christine Williamson, owner of Christie’s Crafts, tweeted about her business during 'Small Business Sunday' and was one of six weekly winners to gain a retweet by the former Dragon's Den stalwart to his 500,000 Twitter followers.

The weekly initiative, set up by Theo in 2010, now

has more than 2000 Small Business Sunday winners and supports small firms in the UK.

Theo retweeted Christine’s message to his almost 500,000 followers and as a result, her business has more followers and orders for her custom made fairy doors and fairy accessories.

They are also profiled on Theo's website as one of a Small Business Sunday winner.

Christine said: “I’ve only been in business since 2016 and I’m lucky enough to be able to work from home doing something I love. For each and

every customer I get to create a beautiful, unique, one-off fairy door that noone else has and I’m well known for my detail. I’ve a passion for creating

something that can keep a child entertained for hours while also helping to develop their imagination and creativity at the same time.."

She added: "It’s great to have support from Theo because trying to raise my profile is difficult and time consuming but I’m very pleased to say that Theo has recognised my hard work and helped spread the word about what I do to his following.”

Theo 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 re-tweet from me becomes part of a friendly club."

Anyone hoping to get a re-tweet from Theo needs to tweet him about their business between 5pm and 7.30pm on Sundays, with the hashtag #SBS. The six winners are then tweeted the following Monday.