Alpha gets Twitter boost from Dragon

David Burke's business Alpha Executive Cars was tweeted by Dragons' Den's Theo Paphitis''Pictured at Ravenwood Hall Hotel, Rougham . ANL-150318-234434009
David Burke's business Alpha Executive Cars was tweeted by Dragons' Den's Theo Paphitis''Pictured at Ravenwood Hall Hotel, Rougham . ANL-150318-234434009
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A single Tweet has boosted the profile of a Bury St Edmunds hire car business with help from a BBC Dragon.

David Burke, owner of Alpha Executive Cars, tweeted entrepreneur Theo Paphitis about his chauffeuring and airport transfer business during ‘Small Business Sunday’ (SBS), an weekly initiative set up by the Dragons’ Den star.

Theo re-tweeted David’s message to his 467,000 followers and as a result, the business has 200 more followers on Twitter.

It was also profiled on a new website, www.theopaphitissbs.com, that is exclusive to Small Business Sunday winners.

David said: “We’ve had a lot of attention and our Facebook page has increased, too. On the back of that, inquiries are definitely increased.”

David has always seen the value of using social media but now other SBS firms are following and re-tweeting his @AlphaExecCars tweets.

Like other SBS winners he also now has access to a special website with advice from Theo and his team.

The two-year-old Alpha Executive Cars joins only eleven other businesses in Suffolk to have been featured on SBS and is the only Bury business to have yet won the accolade.

Getting the mention has also seen David interviewed by a national newspaper for an article on what small businesses want from a future Government and he has been nominated for the Professional Drivers’ Awards 2015.

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