Portfolio Oomph is an online hub that specialises in supporting students applying to art college. They provide mentoring, eBooks and eCourses, a resourceful website and face to face courses.
Julie said, “We’ve been in business for 2 years now and we’re growing in terms of sales and the number of students we’re assisting each year go to art college. It is great to have support from Theo because it’s been tough trying to raise our profile and Theo has recognised our hard work and helped spread the word about what we do to his following.”
Anyone looking for a re‐tweet from Theo should tweet him about their business on Sunday between 5 PM and 7.30 PM and include the hashtag #SBS. Theo has specific good business practice that he looks for in his winners from their Twitter profile and website. Six lucky businesses are re‐ tweeted every Monday at 8 PM and then invited to enter their profile on the new website. This is done free of charge and the new website is sponsored by Ryman Stationery, where Theo is Chairman.
There is also a business event that is held later in the year for all the #SBS winners with the opportunity to be presented with a certificate from Theo, network and attend business talks and presentations.
Follow Portfolio Oomph on Twitter @portfoliooomph
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16 Park Road
For further information and photos please contact Julie Read at Portfolio Oomph on 07815 810797.
For further information about Small Business Sunday please visit www.theopaphitissbs.com.
NOTES FOR THE EDITOR:
Portfolio Oomph was created in 2012 by artist and lecturer Julie Read, who has worked for 17 years in Higher and Further Education prior to redundancy in 2009.
Julie has been at both ends of the system; helping students to be successful in applying to Art College, as well as interviewing applicants for entry to Edinburgh College of Art for 9 years. She was also responsible for leading the student recruitment activity at Edinburgh College of Art (2006 – 9) which involved advising many prospective students and their parents about applying to Art College.
Julie Read is now based in Midlothian, 8 miles south of Edinburgh. Her work is included in a number of collections and she has received 4 awards from the Scottish Arts Council (now Creative Scotland) also the British Council, Friends of the Royal Scottish Academy, Hope Scott Trust, City of Edinburgh Council and the Arts Trust of Scotland.