Donegal design expert Anne Tuohy has won a prestigious Small Business Sunday award from Theo Paphitis, one of the UK's most high profile businessmen.

Anne Tuohy, aka Room Junkie, is the only Irish Interior Designer to be personally chosen by former UK Dragon investor Theo Paphitis as a winner of his #SBS business awards.

The Letterkenny-based businesswoman is a previous winner of RTE’s Showhouse and interiors columnist with

Anne travelled to Birmingham to meet Theo at a special #SBS winner’s event, where he presented her with her award and shared lots of inspiration.

Room Junkie Anne Tuohy with Theo Paphitis at the #SBS awards event

On her latest award, Anne Tuohy said: “Room Junkie is an interior design practice which specialises in the full design of newbuild and renovation projects. Naturally, I am absolutely thrilled to catch the eye of Theo Paphitis, and to be the only Irish Interior Designer to be chosen by him as an #SBS winner.”

Anne is a highly qualified and experienced Interior Designer with a passionate belief in how design enhances a person’s home and well-being. By fusing traditional design skill, with technology and ready to go packages, Anne makes professional Interior Design accessible and affordable for everyone.

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Small Business Sunday, shortened to the hashtag #SBS on Twitter, was created by Theo Paphitis in October 2010, to provide a boost to his favourite six companies.

Entrepreneur Theo is best known for appearing on Dragons Den on BBC Two. He is also a mentor and investor to many other businesses acquainted via the UK Dragon’s Den.

Theo rewards small businesses that tweet him @TheoPaphitis and describe their businesses in one tweet including the all-important hashtag #SBS.

He then personally reviews and chooses his favourite six, who are re-tweeted by him. As he has nearly half a million Twitter followers, this provides a massive boost to the chosen businesses.

The benefits range from increased Twitter followers, to positive media publicity, and crucially for many, an increased public profile.

The lucky winners are also invited to Theo’s #SBS event where they get to spend the day with the investor and many other hugely successful entrepreneurs. They are also presented with their #SBS winners award, and are enrolled in the #SBS Community, with a personal profile on the SBS website.

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