International Track 200

Sara Davies, 35, started this Co Durham firm while at university in 2005 after creating the ‘Enveloper’, a hand-held device for making envelopes for homemade cards. It now sells 4,000 craft items across 40 countries through websites, retailers, shopping channels and four UK shops. In 2018, it moved its American operations to a new 31,000 sq ft site in California, helping international sales rise to £20.3m in 2019. Since August, Davies has appeared as a panellist on the BBC’s Dragons’ Den.

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Company details
Year2020
Rank122
CompanyCrafter’s Companion
ActivityCraft products retailer
LocationCounty Durham
2-yr av intl sales growth pa42.51%
International sales £000s20,331
Total sales £000s31,809
Staff195
Founded2005
Websitewww.crafterscompanion.co.uk

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