A WINCHESTER IT firm has won an award, presented by entrepreneur and TV personality Theo Paphitis.

Bitsmart Technology Ltd, based in Athelstan Road, won the Small Business Sunday (SBS) award.

It celebrates outstanding small businesses in the UK. Theo Paphitis, known for his role on Dragons’ Den, presented the award to business owner Tony Edwards during the annual SBS event at the ICC in Birmingham. The event brought together more than a thousand small businesses, creating a vibrant platform for networking. 

Mr Edwards, who founded the business in 2019, said: “We are thrilled and humbled to receive the Small Business Sunday award from Theo Paphitis. 

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“This recognition motivates us to continue pushing boundaries, delivering innovative solutions, and contributing to the thriving small business ecosystem. We entered regularly at the start of 2023 and took a break over the summer, it was only when I was due to deliver a keynote talk at the B2B Expo at the Hilton Hotel by the Ageas Bowl last November that I remembered about SBS. Keynote speaking was not something I had done before and showing you can step out of your comfort zone is something that can get you recognised, and it did just that as we were selected as an SBS Winner by talking about that upcoming keynote.

"The event was great, over 1,000 other winners in the room with lots to see and do, new relationships to build and existing ones to nurture. If you run a small business - I highly recommend you enter".

For more details about Bitsmart Technology Ltd, visit bitsmart.tech.