#Dig Like a Girl! – Female-owned Stockport excavation business gets a boost from Theo Paphitis
18th February 2020, 12:59 pm
A Stockport based firm has received a business boost from Retail Entrepreneur Theo Paphitis. Pamela Evans, owner of Evans Excavation tweeted Theo about her business during ‘Small Business Sunday’ and was one of six weekly winners to gain a retweet by Theo to his 500,000 Twitter followers. In addition, Pamela has been invited down to Birmingham to receive her award and meet Theo himself on 28th February.
In addition to the extra exposure for the business following Theo’s tweet, Pamela hopes that the award will boost her profile and highlight the challenges facing women in the construction industry. Talking about the award, Pamela said, “When I got my operators licence, I was the youngest person in the country to do so and the first female in the North West. Since starting my own business, I have really had to battle to establish myself and the reputation of my business in an industry where women can find it difficult to fit-in, particularly on-site. I was always told I couldn’t do a man’s job, so I made it my job. It is great to have support from Theo and equally that he has recognised my hard work and helped spread the word about what we do to his following.”
Pamela wants to change assumptions in the industry and by telling the story of her own journey, hopes to highlight some of the changes that are needed in order for more women to feel they can have a career in construction. As part of the award, Evans Excavation are profiled on the #SBS website https://www.theopaphitissbs.com/profile/2685/Evans-Excavation-Ltd which is exclusive to all Small Business Sunday winners.
Theo Paphitis, said: “We are thrilled to welcome new #SBS members every week and highlight just how important it is to support our small businesses here in the UK. My vision is that everyone who has ever won an #SBS re-tweet from me becomes part of a friendly club; like-minded individuals who can share successes and learnings. The website will also give a valuable profile to the winners chosen and I wish Evans Excavation every success.”