Belfast tech retailer dials up date with a Dragon

Paul McCaw of Subbytech. Photo: Gerard Curley

THE owner of Belfast technology company has a date with a Dragon next month after landing one of Theo Paphitis's monthly business accolades.

Paul McCaw of Subbytech, which provides premium portable charger power banks and accessories for mobile phones and other devices, is the latest winner of the Small Business Sunday or #SBS award, a UK-wide small business initiative launched by the entrepreneur and Dragon’s Den investor in 2010.

"We're delighted to have won Theo's latest award. Our hard work and looking after our customers is now paying dividends. It’s an enormous honour," Paul said.

"It has given our company a great boost by showcasing our products to corporate customers. And indeed we've secured our first major order for corporate gifts as a result of the win."

Paul, who'll now travel to Birmingham to meet the entrepreneur on behalf of Subbytech (, added: "Our chargers look attractive, have the feel of quality and are affordable.

"They’ve become popular as gifts and as corporate promotional items too - they can easily be personalised with any sort of corporate branding.

"Indeed I've called a favour from my manufacturer to personalise one just for Theo. That’s the least I owe him!"

Theo, who launched the awards initiative from his kitchen table, said: "I admire people who have passion and energy. The award’s hashtag (#SBS) and website ( ) give a valuable profile to the winners.

"My vision is that everyone who has ever won an SBS award from me becomes part of a friendly club of like-minded individuals who can go on to share their successes and learning."

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