A FIRM has received a business boost from retail entrepreneur Theo Paphitis.

Last month, Laura Llewellyn, owner of Basingstoke-based Hampshire School of Jewellery Tweeted Mr Paphitis about her business during Small Business Sunday and was one of six weekly winners to gain a retweet by the entrepreneur to his 500,000 Twitter followers.

The weekly initiative is designed to support small businesses in the UK.

Those featured are also profiled on the Small Business Sunday website.

Laura Llewellyn said: "we are approaching our third year in business and moved into a new studio in Basingstoke at the start of this year. To have Theo recognise our business and all the hard work we have put in is so exciting”

Anyone looking for a re‐tweet from Mr Paphitis should Tweet him about their business on Sunday between 5pm and 7.30pm and include the hashtag #SBS.