A SECOND firm in Bolton is celebrating after being given an online leg-up by business king Theo Paphitis.

Each Sunday the Rymans boss retweets a select clutch of companies - and The Phlebotomy Centre in Over Hulton has recently benefitted.

The Dragons' Den presenter has 500,000 followers and he's been running the Small Business Sunday feature since 2010. His retweet is always followed by a potted profile on his own website.

A spokesman for the Butterfield Road firm said: "We've only been in business a short amount of time and the team and I think it's great to have support from Theo.

"It's been tough trying to raise our profile and the profile of the industry we are supporting, and Theo has recognised our hard work and helped spread the word about what we do which is incredible."

Bosses there estimate that they have 100 more followers for their Twitter account - @WePhlebotomists - and there has been increased traffic to their website - www.thephlebotomycentre.co.uk

Others to benefit in the same round included a floral wreath store in Armagh, a candle maker from North Warwickshire, a catering supply outfit calling Taunton home and a Bridgwater bookshop.

Mr Paphitis added: "We are thrilled to welcome new Small Business Sunday 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 of like-minded individuals who can share successes and learnings.

"The website will also give a valuable profile to the winners chosen and I wish The Phlebotomy Centre every success."

Earlier this year it was confirmed another Bolton venture, A Year of Dates, run by Kate and John Greenhalgh, was one of just 12 firms to be given a stand in the Small Business Sunday pavilion at Autumn Fair, which Mr Paphitis also backs.