Last month we took time out from swimming and diving for a trip to the ICC in Birmingham for the annual #SBS winners event hosted by Theo Paphitis.
The whole day was just for #SBS winners who were able to take advantage of several exclusive offers and listen to a number of inspirational speakers including Theo himself who discussed a range of topics including Brexit and the new US president.
The launch of Shop #SBS was exciting, as it is a website we can all visit to browse and purchase artisan goods from all the winners. There is a wide variety of gifts, foods, accessories, wedding products and household items including a pet section. A huge variety of goods for sale, something for everyone really.
There was also a talk from a fellow SBS winner Jodine Boothby who is the inventor of the Gummee Glove and now many other products. She gave an honest and very amusing talk about how Gummee Mummee came to be and the trials and tribulations she experienced along the way. It was clear how her passion and enthusiasm has helped Jodine make such a success of her business, something I hope we share.
The day culminated with a Question Time session where anyone in the audience was encouraged to ask questions of Theo and the other panel members Deborah Meaden (fellow Dragon) and John Mills (founder of JML Direct). It was great to hear such successful people answer questions from the floor, we were even brave enough to ask one ourselves!
Keep on eye on our website over the next few months as we have another update in development which we hope will further improve your shopping experience.
Excitement was mounting as The Red Carpet opened at the biggest beauty event of the year, The Beauty Awards 2019 with ASOS.
James and Michelle Sutton from Eye Care Cosmetics were lucky to have not one but TWO cosmetics competing in the final and even luckier to win the New Eye Innovation Award 2019 for their Waterproof Eyeliner.
Now is the time to check if your prescription goggles have survived the winter at the bottom of your swim bag, or if you can still see clearly through the lenses. With summer on its way, you may want to think about changing from clear to tinted or even mirrored lenses.
Well it's a hello to summer sunshine at last. Now's the time to say goodbye to winter holidays on the slopes and pack away your skis and skiing mask. However, if you are anything like us you are already planning your summer holiday.
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