Luddenden Valley Wines gets a Twitter boost from Theo Paphitis

Gwyn and Elaine Evans at Luddenden Valley Wine.
Gwyn and Elaine Evans at Luddenden Valley Wine.

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

Gwyn Evans, founder of Luddenden Valley Wines, tweeted Theo about his business during ‘Small Business Sunday’ and was one of the winners to gain a retweet by Theo to his 500,000 Twitter followers.

As a result, Luddenden Valley Wines already has many more Twitter followers and received additional enquiries about their products.

They are also profiled on the #SBS website ( that is exclusive to all Small Business Sunday winners.

The weekly initiative, set up by Theo in 2010, now has 1,700 #SBS winners and supports small businesses in the UK.

Gwyn said: “We’ve been in business for four years and have a very good local customer base. It is great to have support from Theo because it is now time that we raise our profile even further. Theo has recognised our hard work and helped spread the word about what we do to his following.”

Theo Paphitis 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; like-minded individuals who can share successes and learnings. The website and Shop #SBS will also give a valuable profile to the winners chosen and I wish Luddenden Valley Wines every success.”