Yearly Archives: 2015

December 2015

The Ryman National Enterprise Challenge (NEC) is the largest schools enterprise challenge in the UK, Since launching in 2013 the challenge has been delivered to over 60,000 young people from over 200 schools from across the UK. Theo and Ryman Stationery have supported the NEC for several years now and Theo had the following to say of the challenge. “I am thrilled for Ryman to be once again involved in such an exciting initiative. Last year I was in awe of the children's enthusiasm and ability to turn an idea into a working concept. These young entrepreneurs are our future ..

November 2015

This new credit union will enable retailers to ensure that their employees can access trusted, safe and affordable credit, savings and insurance products. Financially stable employees are more likely to retain their jobs and experience less stress-related ill health. RetailCURe will be accessible to the 4.8 million people who work directly in retail. The credit union was authorised by the PRA and FCA on the 4th November 2015. Speaking at the celebration of the FCA approval Theo, a founding member and Director of retailCURe, had the following to say: "It's fantastic news hearing that retailCURe is now approved by the ..

November 2015

Theo is Patron of the Skills Show and has been for the last four years and in November he attended the annual event which hosts over 100,000 people over the course of 3 days! The Skills Show is the nation’s largest skills and careers event that helps to shape the future of a new generation. Theo attended the event which enabled the attendees to: • Try out careers for size – you can ‘Have a Go’ at a huge range of job-related skills, everything from web design, plumbing, TV production and forensic science to telecommunications, and much more. • Speak ..

November 2015

On the 4th November 2015 Theo officially opened Boux Avenue’s flagship store on London’s Oxford Street. The new store which is the 27th in the Boux Avenue UK portfolio, is a key location and marks a significant milestone in the brand’s development, so the launch was set to be something spectacular! The day’s proceedings kicked off at 1pm when the theatrical store window sprung to life with a burlesque performance by the gorgeous Miss Polly Rae and the L’Sheila Sisters. Much to the enjoyment of onlookers, the girls put on a fabulous show whilst showcasing key lingerie styles from the ..

November 2015

The former Dragon's Den star exclusively told Express.co.uk how rules and regulations from the European Union (EU) are making it too difficult for firms to trade. He said: "A trading alliance is really really good." But added: "It has moved more towards federalism than trading, which has brought bureaucracy that makes it difficult to be competitive outside the EU - and also within the EU." The business leader downplayed the importance of the single market as a trading partner for the future, and said he now believes Britain's membership of Europe needs to be renegotiated. He said: "While [Europe] is ..

November 2015

Watch the video below below from when Theo visited the Oxford Union to talk about his business career and what he has learned.   [embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Myla3PhKL2Y&list=PLaNN1thUBcQQC-HW3mqq094A8kCIhB8WA[/embed]    

September 2015

Renowned businessman Theo Paphitis will trade his suit for a set of fireproof overalls on September 11-13 to make his debut at theGoodwood Revival. Paphitis is best known for appearing on the hit BBC Two show Dragons' Den, and for taking Millwall Football Club out of administration and all the way to the FA Cup Final during his stint as chairman. Having gained his racing licence during the winter, Paphitis has been racing a classic Ford Anglia this year, and has already finished on the podium. He will race the same car at Goodwood in the St Mary's Trophy for ..

September 2015

  Famous for being one of the business investors on BBC Two’s Dragons’ Den for nine years, Theo Paphitis has multiple business interests and a personal wealth of £250m. He built his wealth through ventures in property finance and telecoms but, more significantly, through his ownership of retail brands such as lingerie chain La Senza, which he sold in 2006 for £100m. Today he owns stationery firm Ryman, homeware chain Robert Dyas and Boux Avenue, another lingerie outlet. Cyprus-born Paphitis, 55, lives in Weybridge, Surrey, with wife Debbie and their five children. How did your childhood influence your work ethic ..

September 2015

The Theo Paphitis Retail Group website is now live! Click here to visit the site

July 2015

Colouring in for adults?  At Ryman HQ we are loving the new trend for clearing stressed minds and enjoying something completely nostalgic!  We think colouring in provides us with a bit of escapism from the full, frantic lives most of us lead, just enjoy the emptying of your mind and relax.  Perfect for adults and patient older children. “Tumble down the rabbit hole & find yourself in my inky wonderland…” Enchanted Forest – Johanna Basfor Find a colouring book with pages of intricate, imaginative designs – allowing you to emerge yourself in a new world. Johanna Basford has created Adult ..