BUSINESS tycoon Theo Paphitis has given his support to a pioneering language school.

University language student Chloe Donnelly set up CMD Tutoring in the bedroom of her Cheshire home during the first lockdown.

The 22-year-old who speaks nine languages now teaches more than 100 students on four different continents.

The linguist tweeted Theo about her business during ‘Small Business Sunday’ and was one of six weekly winners to gain a retweet by Theo to his near half a million Twitter followers.

The weekly initiative, set up by Theo in 2010, now has more than 3,000 #SBS winners and supports small businesses in the UK. Business and retail entrepreneur and self-confessed shopkeeper, Theo re‐tweeted Chloe’s message to his almost 500,000 followers.

As a result, CMD Tutoring has almost 100 new followers and extra orders for their lessons and revision notebooks, flashcards, and various other products.

They are also profiled on the #SBS website - - that is exclusive to all Small Business Sunday winners.

It is a double triumph for the enterprising entrepreneur as Chloe has also won a place in the national final of the Young Trader of the Year.

Chloe, from Winsford, said: “It feels absolutely surreal that this has happened, I’m still waiting for it to sink in.

"To think that next weekend we have the national final of Young Trader of the Year, it is incredible to see how quickly my little online school has outgrown my bedroom office.

"My phone has been ringing constantly with people enquiring about classes for September, Theo’s endorsement has helped my business grow exponentially in the space of a week.”

Chloe is studying for a joint honours degree in Spanish and Italian at Bangor University.

Passionate about languages, she has mastered Catalan and Galician and can also speak Romanian, Welsh and Indonesian. Recently she taught herself Dutch and Irish and plans to tackle Cornish next.

"My dream is to learn every language in the world," she said.

The former Winsford Academy student offers lessons at New Images Youth and Community Centre on Nixon Drive.

Small business champion 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 CMD Tutoring every success.”

Theo owns stationery chain Ryman, homeware specialist Robert Dyas and lingerie retailer Boux Avenue.

Anyone looking for a re‐tweet from Theo can tweet him about their business on Sunday between 5pm and 7.30pm and include the hashtag #SBS.

Six lucky businesses are re‐tweeted every Monday at 8pm and then invited to enter their profile on the new website, attend the annual #SBS networking event and take advantage of the networking opportunities