Businessman meets his namesake

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IT was all smiles when Theo met Theo!

Business ace Theo Paphitis met a micro-camper named in his honour after inviting its owner to a special seminar.

Harrogate Motorhomes owner Annette Wingate was so grateful when her business was featured on Mr Paphitis’s Small Business Sunday offering on Twitter that she named the vehicle after him.

Appearing on Small Business Sunday gave her business a big boost – and she was also invited to a seminar where she met the man himself.

Ms Wingate said: “I wasn’t sure if there was going to be time for the two Theos to get together but the real one had already heard about us naming our latest addition after him and I was thrilled when he agreed to be introduced.

“We’re enormously grateful for Theo’s help and support. Naming our newest vehicle after him just seemed a great way to express it, although we can’t claim all the credit.

“The idea came from on online competition we ran which was won by Harrogate’s Anna Glazier, who suggested Theo first.

“There were plenty of other great ideas too but Theo seemed the natural choice after all the help we received from the real one.”