SME Export Track 100

Selling crafting essentials, from glitter glue to sewing kits, Sara Davies, 32, set up this business in 2005 while still at university. Launched with one self-designed product, the Co Durham firm now sells more than 4,000 products through its website, retailers and on TV shopping channels, and last year opened its first dedicated UK stores, in its home county and Chesterfield. It has a base in California and TV appearances on the US Home Shopping Network helped international sales double to £6m last year.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank52
CompanyCrafter’s Companion
ActivityCraft products retailer
LocationCo Durham
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa55.02%
International sales £000s5,985
Total sales £000s15,262
Staff63
Founded2005
Websitewww.crafterscompanion.co.uk

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