Peak firm gets seal thumbs up from Dragon’s Den star

A top TV personality has presented a local business owner with an award after noticing her on social media.

Felicity Brown, of Hoe Grance Holidays, near Brassington, was given a#SBS Winners Award from TV Dragon’s Den star Theo Paphitis at a ceremony at the ICC in Birmingham.

Felicity, tweeted the business entrepreneur about her company’s off–road wheelchair during ‘Small Business Sunday’, an initiative set up by Theo that runs weekly.

Felicity tweeted details of the Boma 7 off–road buggy enabling “access for all” to Derbyshire and the Peak District, and now that Tweet has gone global.

“We have boosted our followers on Twitter to 2,384 and suddenly hundreds of potential guests have found out about our accessible self-catering log cabins in the stunning Peak District countryside,” Felicity said.

“We are proud to be the first business in the UK to offer hire of the Boma 7 to holiday guests and it’s fabulous to have support from Theo to spread the word and raise our profile. It was an inspiring day at the ICC meeting hundreds of other forward thinking, proactive businesses. Theo was motivational, answering any questions from the floor, and took time to chat to all the winners individually.”

Businesses wishing to be re–tweeted by Theo can take part in Small Business Sunday between 5pm and 7.30pm using the hashtag #SBS.