Standing out from the crowd

SOUTH HYKEHAM — Businessman and pioneer in the freelance engineering consultancy field, Matt Osborne, owner of The Furious Engineer, is standing out from the crowd as one of Theo Paphitis’ handpicked winners of his Small Business Sunday Twitter competition.

When he tweeted, “@TheoPaphitis bringing transparency and simplicity to the world of Engineering Consultancy,” Matt Osborne seized the opportunity to pitch directly to the Dragon. Channelling his passion for his business. The tweet was then selected out of over 2,500 businesses as a winner.

The BBC’s Dragon’s Den star and businessman Theo Paphitis created and runs Small Business Sunday (SBS), which offers the opportunity for small businesses to benefit from positive exposure across business networks.
Each Sunday evening, small enterprises are given the chance to describe their business proposition in just one tweet within the 5pm to 7:30pm window. These tweets are then reviewed by Paphitis himself and, if selected, re-tweeted to over 450,000 followers.

The Furious Engineer delivers professional and technical engineering consultancy services to a wide range of predominantly aeronautical and defence companies on a freelance basis. Osborne saw a gap in the market to attract the best quality of engineers in the defence sector and the potential for a different way of doing business in the growing economy of freelancers.
Matt Osborne said: “Considering that my business was set up in May 2013 and just over 18 months old – I am overwhelmed to have had been selected by Theo Paphitis an entrepreneur who I admire greatly and to enter such a prestigious group.
“I have recently revamped my website and reassessed my business’ offering which gave me the confidence to pitch my business proposal to Theo,” he added.

Matt said he is already reaping the rewards as the number of enquiries is rising significantly alongside an increase in social media interaction.

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