Sara Davies, 33, set up this Co Durham firm while at university in 2005. Its first product, the Enveloper, was a handheld device for creating different-sized envelopes. It now stocks 4,000 items, sold through its own websites, as well as retailers, shopping channel Hochanda and its three UK shops. Davies’s regular TV appearances on QVC Germany and the US Home Shopping Network, plus a growing US wholesale network, helped international sales hit £10.3m in 2017.

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Company details
CompanyCrafter’s Companion
ActivityCraft products retailer
LocationCounty Durham
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa92.47%
International sales £000s*10,284
Total sales £000s*19,120

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