Blackpool digital business gets a boost from Dragons' Den guru

A Blackpool-based digital marketing agency has received a business boost from Dragons’ Den entrepreneur Theo Paphitis.

Saturday, 24th April 2021, 7:00 am

Andrew Witts, owner of Studio 36 Digital, was picked by Paphitis, owner of stationery chain Ryman, to receive a retweet as part of his weekly ‘Small Business Sunday’ initiative.

Every Sunday since 2010, Paphitis picks six winners to retweet to his 500,000 followers as a way of supporting small businesses across the UK.

Following the retweet, Studio 36 Digital gained hundreds more followers on its social media channels and a notable increase in website visits, enquiries and orders.

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Andrew Witts of Studio 36

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

Andrew Witts said: “I’m delighted to have Studio 36 Digital recognised by Theo.

“We are a small business focused on affordable digital marketing for other small businesses across the UK. The reach of Theo’s announcement and retweet has gained us phenomenal exposure, further boosting our rapidly growing client base.”

Mr Paphitis, whose high street brands also include Robert Dyas and Boux Avenue, 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 retweet from me becomes part of a friendly club; like-minded individuals who can share successes and learnings. The website will also give a valuable profile to the winners chosen, and I wish Studio 36 Digital every success.”

Studio 36 Digital offers digital marketing services including SEO and web design, and works with small to medium sized UK businesses.