Sara Davies, 31, set up this online retailer, which sells craft essentials from envelope makers to glitter glue, in 2005 while at university. The Durham firm now has 60 staff and an office in California. TV promotions in the US and other countries helped international sales reach £3m in 2014.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank26
CompanyCrafter’s Companion
ActivityCraft products retailer
LocationDurham
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa77.86
International sales £000s2,983
Total sales £000s9,559
Staff57
Founded2005
Websitewww.crafterscompanion.co.uk

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