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My moment of fame!

December 16, 2013
December 16, 2013 - My moment of fame!
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Flash, bang wallop - what a picture, what a photograph!

My brief moment of fame caught on camera when Dragons' Den guru, Theo Paphitis, presented me with my #SBS (Small Business Sunday) winners certificate at the ICC in Birmingham.

Small Business Sunday winner Felciity Brown
Theo Paphitis presenting Felicity with her #SBS winners certificate

What an amazing inspirational day meeting hundreds of other successful, forward thinking businesses at the #SBS Winners conference.

Theo was motivational, yet down to earth, answering any questions from the floor, and took time to chat to all the winners individually. He was extremely interested in our accessible off-road wheelchair and asked what future plans we had at Hoe Grange Holdiays.

You can see why he is such a successful entrepreneur. He recognises the day to day struggles of small businesses and is keen to enable us all to grow and expand by working together, sharing successes and learning within the #SBS family. The room was full of energy and I came away with renewed enthusiasm.

How did I win this fabulous opportunity? Through using social media, and in particular Twitter.

I Tweeted the business entrepreneur about our liberating off-road wheelchair during ‘Small Business Sunday’, shortened to the hashtag #SBS on Twitter. Each week Theo rewards 6 small businesses that tweet him @TheoPaphitis and describe their business in one tweet including the all-important hashtag #SBS. Only tweets made in the time slot between 5.00 PM and 7.30 PM each Sunday count.

@TheoPaphitis then re-Tweets them (or forwards the message) to his 400,000+ followers giving an instant publicity rush to the small businesses selected.

If only 10% of those people then re-Tweet to 500 followers each, that’s another 15 million people who know about hiring our off-road wheelchair and accessible holiday accommodation. Not bad for a 140 character Tweet that’s free! If the message then gets re-Tweeted again the numbers become unbelievable.Small Business Sunday Winner

David often asks me what I am "Twatting" about at in the office and thinks I am wasting time, but my Tweet about our Boma 7 off-road buggy enabling “Access for All” to Derbyshire, has gone global. We have boosted our followers on Twitter to 2,384 and suddenly hundreds of potential guests have found out about our accessible self-catering log cabins in the stunning Peak District countryside, and may think of us next time they are looking to book a holiday. The power of social media!

Bookings for next year are already ahead of the usual January rush, so don't delay, book today to avoid disappointment!

Felicity

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Hoe Grange Holidays Tripadvisor Comments...

  •   Recently spent a week in "Pinder" and had a lovely time. The location is stunning - the site is nestled in a beautiful valley on the edge of the Peaks... read more

    Peachey167
    7/16/2019

      Loved every minute of our stay, and so did the family and friends that came to stay. Excellent facilities in our cosy Hipley log cabin. By far the best... read more

    krimpenijssel
    10/25/2019

      It's been three years since we last visited but once we arrived it certainly didn't feel like it!
    We stayed in Hipley again which had had a refurbished wet... read more

    ElizabethA717
    9/21/2019
  •   We love this place. Very wheelchair friendly, really well equipped and comfortable, with easy access by car to lots of places of interest particularly Crich Tramway Village, Chatsworth, Bakewell and... read more

    David H
    10/25/2019

      We stayed in Pinder cabin and had a lovely stay, the cabin was spacious and comfortable, nice and warm after cold days out. The children loved meeting the animals and... read more

    Tiggywinkle15
    11/05/2019

      On arriving at Hoe Grange in a downpour, we doubted if we’d made the right decision to go glamping, but after the warm welcome from David and a quick tour,... read more

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    6/25/2019
  •   Arrived and was shown to our pod, fantastic location and the pod was very good indeed plus we had home made bread and milk and tea and coffee. A... read more

    mickvfr
    7/28/2019

      We stayed in Rainster cabin for a long weekend 6 th to 9 th September. This was my 5 th visit to the amazing Hoe Grange. I had visited before... read more

    Jan Horsman J
    9/17/2019

      Another great holiday at Hoe Grange - such a great place for us all to holiday as a family - this time with a baby, a 3 yr old, a... read more

    Thesamps
    10/04/2019
  •   We stayed in the Skylark pod last October (2018) and had a lovely time. There was homemade, rustic goods (bread, biscuits etc) when we arrived. Felicity and David who run... read more

    KBarry
    9/15/2019

      We have just returned from a short stay in one of the pods on site at Hoe Grange Holidays. We couldn’t recommend them enough. The pod has everything you could... read more

    Catboy86
    8/17/2019

      We wanted a complete break and some peace and quiet and this was perfect. The caravan was secluded with beautiful views over the countryside. Everything was spotlessly clean and well... read more

    joanne B
    6/04/2019
  •   Lovely place to holiday near to interesting locations and easy access to the High Peak trail and Carsington Water. Part of a working farm with fresh produce to enjoy during... read more

    Angie B
    8/03/2019

      Second visit to the accessible holiday cabins at Hoe Grange. David and Felicity were as helpful and friendly as ever. We had a welcome pack of freshly baked bread, butter,... read more

    Charlotte M
    8/07/2019

      For the second year running, we have had a great family holiday at Hoe Grange. We had one cabin for the week, for two sisters and our elderly wheelchair-using... read more

    EJYork2013
    6/25/2019
  •   Myself and my sister travelled to Costa Rica and Panama via Viva Holidays Ltd. The holiday was exceptional and one to be treasured forever. Andrew at Viva Holidays... read more

    Paula C
    7/04/2019

      What a lovely weekend away! We stayed in the lovely gypsy caravan, which was a wonderful and really unique experience. We took along our two horses, who also had a... read more

    rachelthomas2015
    6/18/2019

      We had a lovely time staying in one of the incredibly well equipped pods. I bought my pony along and we had some great rides on the high peak trail.... read more

    plopster1
    6/07/2019
  •   What can I say?
    Absolutely superb!
    We have just returned from a family weekend staying in Daisybank cabin and the Skylark pod.
    It was our first trip away with my... read more

    Wheelieuser
    6/13/2019

      We've just returned from our second visit to Hoe Grange. The suggested riding routes with stunning scenery were enjoyed by my daughter and I while the menfolk were delighted with... read more

    Jdrichie12
    7/11/2019

      Stayed last week, from 6th to 13th September in the log cabin called Hipley. This was amazing, it was our first visit but certainly not our last. Gold standard disability... read more

    548julie
    9/14/2019
  •   We spent four nights at Hoe Grange and had a lovely time. The location is fantastic and right next to the High Peak Trail. The cabin was very clean and... read more

    Big_Al_0000
    7/16/2019

      lovely surroundings real farm country with chickens paying you a visit nice decking area to chill at the end of the day accommodation very good plenty to do nearby... read more

    vincent s
    7/28/2019

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