Britain’s Got Talent finalist Steve Hewlett has thrown his support behind local business in Eastbourne by performing at a popular networking event in the town.
The ventriloquist, who came fourth in the ITV contest, appeared at the Eastbourne Tweetup, a gathering of local business owners and entrepreneurs organised by nationwide marketing service thebestof.
The event is the brainchild of thebestof Eastbourne franchisee David Ruddle, who hosted the first Tweetup in 2011 with the aim of bringing together trusted business owners within the community through various forms of social media.
Steve connected with David via Twitter before agreeing to perform at the sold out event.
He said: “Having seen David tweeting about all the great things going on locally, I wanted to get involved.”
David Ruddle explained that the purpose of the Tweetup was to bring the human element to social media.
“All too often we have our faces staring at the screen of our mobile phone, tablet or laptop to name a few,” he explained.
“These events give you a chance to connect in person, to share best practice with fellow business owners trying to make sense of how they can promote their business online better.
“We hope that we can, through future events like this, continue to make thebestof Eastbourne more relevant to local people and provide local groups and associations a free platform for sharing information.”