Brinklow artist got real tweet from BBC Dragons Den star

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A Brinklow based artist and illustrator received a business boost from TV Dragons’ Den star Theo Paphitis.

Lizzie Campbell, the artist behind Clay Disarray, tweeted Theo about her business during ‘Small Business Sunday’, an initiative set up by Theo that runs weekly.

Theo retweeted Lizzie’s message to his 412,000 followers and as a result, Lizzie has gained around 200 more followers and extra orders for her artwork.

In addition, Clay Disarray has been profiled on a new website (www.theopaphitissbs.com) that is exclusive to Small Business Sunday winners.

Lizzie said: “Although I’ve experimenting with illustration for a number of years, Clay Disarray is a very young creative project.

“I only made the decision to work exclusively with polymer clay at the end of last summer.

“It’s amazing that Theo has formally recognised my work by selecting Clay Disarray as an SBS winner, and I’m already noticing the benefits of his promotional boost!

“I’m really so very pleased.”

Lizzie has always loved illustrating and after years of working in different creative mediums.

“I use both Fimo and Scupley brands of polymer clay, depending on which works best for the brief, along with specialist Sculpey tools,” she said.

“I use a Nikon DSLR for photographing my work, and then good old Photoshop to finish off.”

Anyone looking for a retweet from Theo should tweet him about their business on Sunday evenings between 5pm and 7.30pm and include the hashtag #SBS.

Six lucky businesses are retweeted every Monday at 8pm and then invited to enter their profile on the new website.

This is done free of charge and the new website is sponsored by Ryman Stationery, of which Theo is chairman.