Mulberry Travel gains ex-Dragon’s Den entrepreneur support

Former TV Dragons Den entrepreneur Theo Paphitis has given a business boost to luxury travel agency Mulberry Travel.

This came after staff at the Chester-based agent tweeted him about the company during ‘Small Business Sunday’.

It was one of six weekly winners to gain a re-tweet by Paphitis to his 500,000 Twitter followers.

Mulberry Travel has seen a rise in social media followers and an increase in business enquiries as a result.

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

The weekly initiative, set up by Paphitis in 2010, supports small businesses throughout the UK.

Agency founder Lee Higgins said: “We’re delighted to win and it’s great to have support from Theo. We’re very much looking forward to meeting him.”

Paphitis added: “We’re 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 will also give a valuable profile to the winners chosen and I wish Mulberry Travel every success.”