London based #SBS winners Wilkinson Construction Consultants have joined a secret mission to thank its creator Theo Paphitis toast his 60th birthday.
The millionaire retailer and Dragons Den star launched the weekly initiative #SBS in 2010 to celebrate small enterprise. It now has more than 2200 winners and raises the profile of UK SME businesses.
Wilkinson’s were part of a group of over 160 businesses from #SBS that came together to say happy birthday and thank him in a rather unique way by supporting the #NHS70/ThankYouNHS campaign of fellow #SBS winner, Nigel Richardson of Secret Hamper.
They contributed towards sponsoring 70 bespoke sharing hampers for the staff at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (RMCH), a hospital that Theo has supported over the last decade.
Managing Director Geoff Wilkinson of Victoria based Wilkinson Construction Consultants said “Theo has given so much to small businesses over the years who are part of SBS, some of which have had life changing opportunities. As it was his 60th Birthday the group knew we had to do something special, but what do you get a multimillionaire?”
Fellow SBS winner Nigel Richardson came up with the perfect solution suggesting #SBS winners got involved with the #ThankYouNHS initiative. The group of businesses sponsored 70 bespoke sharing hampers for the staff at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (RMCH), a hospital that Theo has supported over the last 10 years and is a cause close to his heart.
Nigel went on to say “RMCH was always going to be on our list but how special would it be if that specific delivery was just made up of SBS winners? With it also being RMCH’s 10th Birthday too. It was like it was meant to be!”
The aim of the #NHS70 project is to invite businesses, celebrities and individuals throughout the UK to recognise and celebrate 70 years of the NHS. Recognising the wonderful care given by the unsung heroes working at all levels within the organisation by sponsoring bespoke hampers to say a big Thank You for dedicating their lives caring for others.” Once the hampers are delivered, the contents are shared out and can reach 1000s of staff, giving the morale in the hospital and wards a real boost.
#SBS, Small Business Sunday, is a weekly initiative set up by Theo in 2010 and it now has well over 2200 winners and supports small businesses in the UK. Both the SBS and NHS initiatives are passionate about giving back and the feel good factor as well as raising profiles, recognition and exposure and increasing awareness.