Following the success and number of people taking part in the first Theo Paphitis #SBS Caption Competition, I am going to co-ordinate a monthly caption competition going forwards. The #SBS Winner of the previous month will get to choose the photo for the next entry. That winner can also donate a prize and will get some promotion to their product or industry during the competition. The only rule is that the photo has to be Theo Paphitis / #SBS themed. Here are some of the captions for the above photo from competition #2. Lrb Trophies Leisure “The winner will be able to select any one of our titanium rings on the following 2 pages. Most expensive is £49.95. And with a choice of over 40 designs, and finger sizes I to Z+6 I’m sure the winner will be spoilt for choice”. titan jewellery ~ UK’s largest selection of Tungsten Carbide, Zirconia Ceramic and Titanium Wedding Rings. UK ~ Lrb Trophies Leisure “and then they asked me this Question about Pants!!” ~ Cassie Lawrence Theo: “What do you mean this is only half the queue!?!” ~ Joanne Taylor Theo: “You want me to do WHAT with my children’s inheritance?!” ~ Jat Mann Theo: “WTF! What do you mean: ‘My name’s not down – you ain’t coming in’ – it’s my bloody do!” ~ Chris Ellinas Sorry not tonight lads we are full. try down the road. ~ Chris Wheeler “What’s that you say?….metalfrog.co.uk…and they’ve got a website?”…. ~ Antonia Azoitei “What?! What do you mean I don’t get a goody bag?” ~ Chris Wheeler Yes.. I didn’t know Kato could sing either! ~ Lrb Trophies Leisure …and then Kato went on to win F**king Xfactor!!! ~ John Cahill “Are you telling me the Irish guy drank all the Guinness” ~ Munters Shelton I want M&Ms just the green ones I only drink Brandy so change that optic o and if Mrs P rings IM OUT! >>> Jason Beer: Antonia Azoitei is the winner with: >>>”What?! What do you mean I don’t get a goody bag?”
As part of #SBS networking and building business relations, I started the Theo Paphitis #SBS caption competition just after the #SBS event in November 2013. #SBS winners on the Theo Paphitis #SBS facebook group are invited to write a funny caption underneath an Theo Paphitis / #SBS themed photograph. These are some of the captions the winner submitted: Chris Wheeler #SBS – Just Like That – In the style of Tommy Cooper! ~ Siân Foster Hey Deborah, it’s a dance off, Dragon-style! ~ Lrb Trophies Leisure Mine is: ‘The PANTS are how big?!” ~ Jason Beer How about (the birdy song tune) With a little bit of this and a little bit of that. ~ Jude Robinson “I definitely shouldn’t have eaten those beans for lunch” ~ Peter Kerr You should of seen me last Friday night dancing after a few cheeky drinks ~ Newton Newton Flags “.. and this is how you shall worship me..’ ~ Dave Bradburn “OK orchestra, from the top – the Dragons Den theme tune…” ~ Monica Cove I believe I can fly…I believe I can touch the sky…I think about it every night and day….spread my #sbsangel wings and fly away…. ~ Sharon Marshall “This is how tall Kato is, and his how tall Kypro is…so I’m the biggest!” (hands on their heads!) >>> Chris Wheeler * * * * * …And the Winner is….. >>> Jason Beer: “My pitch is for 100k for 5% of the Magical invisible Wing Company”. Congratulations and some great entries – very hard to judge!
Trophy Blog #63 – In July 2013, LRB Trophies won a ‘retweet’ from Theo Paphitis via his twitter account. The Small Business Sunday competition, shortened to the hashtag, #SBS on Twitter, was created by Theo Paphitis in October 2010. Theo is famous as a former Dragon on the BBC Dragons Den programme. He is Chairman of highstreet retailers Ryman Stationery, Robert Dyas, Boux Avenue and owns 50% of Red Letter Days alongside another Dragon, Peter Jones. He also has various investments via the Dragons Den series. He was once the chairman of Millwall FC. Each week Theo rewards small businesses that tweet him via @TheoPaphitis and describe their business in 140 letters including the all-important hashtag #SBS. The tweets to @TheoPaphitis #SBS are reviewed and each week by Theo and he chooses his favourite lucky six. He has over a three hundred thousand followers to showcase the winning tweet. LRB Trophies owner Steve Butler meat Theo in person in November 2013 (see other news stories). – The introduction video below was created by another #SBS winner and came about via networking with the other #SBS Winners.
  Earlier on this summer, I won a ‘re tweet’ from multi millionaire and former Dragons Den panellist Theo Paphitis via his Twitter account. His ‘Small Business Sunday’ competition, shortened to the twitter hash tag, #SBS, is viewed by his 400,000 followers all around the world. Theo is a business hero of mine, so today will be very exciting for me. I will travel down to the ICC centre in Birmingham to meet him in person as part of my competition prize. – I get to have a photo of us together, so I will publish this in a future column. I am currently supporting the Movember charity campaign this month by growing a moustache. Sadly my itchy and unruly tache will also feature in the photo with him! – During the day I will get to meet fellow #SBS winners from around the UK. They come from all sorts of business backgrounds, some work from home part time, while others are multi millionaires themselves. It will be great to network with them and share ideas that I can bring home to Selby and put into place with my own business practices. Theo’s successful high street company Ryman Stationary, will be providing senior executives at the event to give advice and guidance with any business questions we have. – Back in July, our twitter account had hundreds of ‘congratulation’ tweets, so it will be great to meet some of these people. I have also been allowed to create an profile on his website, and we will be given advice on how to use this to create future business contracts. For anyone wishing to donate to my Movemeber fund-raising, please see the details on our facebook page.
Exciting news from last night, LRB Trophies won a ‘retweet’ from Theo Paphitis via his twitter account. The ‘Small Business Sunday’ competition, shortened to the twitter hashtag, #SBS, was created by multi millionaire Theo Paphitis in October 2010. Theo is famous as a Dragon on BBC2’s Dragons Den and is also Chairman of Ryman Stationery. He also a mentors and invests in many other businesses. He was once chairman of Millwall FC. Each week Theo rewards small businesses that tweet him via @TheoPaphitis and describe their business in one tweet including the all-important hashtag #SBS. The tweets to @TheoPaphitis #SBS are reviewed and each week by Theo and he chooses his favourite lucky six. He has over a three hundred thousand followers who will see the news and prize information, this will hopefully provide a massive boost to the chosen businesses winners. LRB Trophies owner Steve Butler will also get to meet Theo in person at a later date. The LRB Trophies twitter account has already had hundreds of ‘congratulation’ tweets from all around the world. We have also been allowed to create our own profile on the theo paphitis website. Owner Steve is delighted with the win as he has tried for over a year to get a reply. This comes a week after a brief twitter conversation with another famous dragon, Duncan Bannatyne about restaurant recommendations in the Lake District during Steve’s week away.
  Blog #9 Exciting news from last night, LRB Trophies won a ‘retweet’ from Theo Paphitis via twitter. The Small Business Sunday competition, shortened to the hashtag, #SBS on Twitter, was created by Theo Paphitis in October 2010. Theo is famous as a Dragon on BBC Dragons Den and also Chairman of Ryman Stationery. He is also a mentor and investor to many other businesses and was once chairman of Millwall FC. Each week Theo rewards small businesses that tweet him via @TheoPaphitis and describe their business in one tweet including the all-important hashtag #SBS. The tweets to @TheoPaphitis #SBS are reviewed and each week by Theo and he chooses his favourite lucky six. He has over a three hundred thousand followers, this will hopefully provide a massive boost to the chosen businesses winners. LRB Trophies owner Steve Butler will also get to meet Theo in person at a later date. – Visit our twitter account @LRBTrophies to see all the businesses sending congratulation tweets.
The winning photograph in the recent ‘Save Our Selby’ group has been announced. Each entry highlighted the local town center during the Christmas period. Steve said he was delighted that the group focused on some positive news, instead of all the high street doom and gloom. Congratulations to Karen.  
LRB Trophies are delighted to sponsor the ‘SOS – Save Our Selby’ Facebook group photo competition . It’s free to enter, so why don’t give it a go! The winner will receive the engraved trophy. Maximum of three photos per person can be submitted and loaded onto the ‘SOS – Save Our Selby’ facebook site. Full details can be found via the ‘Save Our Selby’ group.