FORMER Dragon’s Den star Theo Paphitis has given a business a boost.

The owner of Acceler8 Training, Chris Scott, pictured, tweeted the entrepreneur about his company during Small Business Saturday last month.

Mr Scott runs Acceler8 Training, based in Trafalgar Place, Brighton.

He was one of six weekly winners to gain a retweet by Mr Paphitis to his 500,000 twitter followers.

The weekly initiative, set up by the entrepreneur in 2010, now has more than 2000 winners and supports small businesses in the UK.

The retweet gave the company’s website a boost with more followers and interest shown in its work.

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