Dragon’s Den Star Gives Motorhome Company a £10,000 Boost

Theo Paphtis has given a fast growing motorhome company based in North Yorkshire a New Year sales boost. Harrogate Motorhomes secured the increase in business after Theo mentioned them on his Twitter account.

The motorhome company was set up by Annette Wingate 18 months ago and her company was one of the six small businesses mentioned by Theo in his first “Small Business Sunday” feed of the year. The idea behind the feed is to help promote six small businesses each week and Annette has confirmed that in just two days since her company was mentioned, Harrogate Motorhomes has secured £10,000 worth of business and gained two-hundred new followers on Twitter. There has also been a significant increase in visitors to her company’s website and even a few business propositions.

Annette said: “The response was astounding. I was delighted to have been chosen as just one of six businesses in the UK to get a mention from more than 1,000 who put themselves forward. But I didn’t really expect such an overwhelming response. It’s helped to ensure 2012 is off to a fantastic start and I’m extremely grateful for Theo’s support. Success is normally the result of hard work and I’ll be doing more of that to make sure we keep finding new customers and keeping the ones who have found us already.”

Her motorhome hire business has grown to £60,000 turnover since first opening and Annette is about to add another motorhome to her fleet which she will add to her motorhome insurance policy. Last year the company moved into new larger premises and she is hoping to create new jobs this year as they are now able to offer safe motorhome storage as well. She is delighted to have enjoyed such a great start to the year, but she will not be resting on any laurels.