Tring firm has tweet success with Theo

Theo Paphitis and Jane Hawkins
Theo Paphitis and Jane Hawkins

A BUSINESS owner brushed shoulders with retail magnate Theo Paphitis after being given an award on Twitter.

Internet-based Kidz Outdoors, run by Jane Hawkins and husband Neil from Wingrave Road in Tring, was given a Small Business Sunday award in August.

The Boux Avenue owner, who retweets the pitches of six companies each Sunday, invited them to network at Edgbaston cricket ground on Friday.

Jane said: “We are a young family business so it is great to have this amazing support.

“It has been tough trying to raise our profile but Theo has recognised our hard work.”

The business sells items from balance bikes to telescopes and was started in November 2010 by the couple, who have children Alicia, 12, and Thomas, four.