A FAMILY log holder business hopes to expand into a new showroom as demand for its products increases.

Hanrine says it is entering a “very exciting time” as customers’ clamour leaves it well placed for further growth.

Founded in 2016 by sisters Hannah Bates and Catherine Bettany, the business supplies an assortment of holders, which are made in their father’s workshop.

However, after experiencing good demand, particularly at trade shows, Hannah says plans are now afoot for the business, based in Richmond, North Yorkshire, to open a showroom.

She told The Northern Echo: “I get asked at every show I do whether customers can come to my shop.

“We have now started the planning to open a showroom, so customers can come and view our products.

“It is a very exciting time for us.”

She added the firm is going from strength-to-strength as more customers learn about its holders, which come in a variety of styles.

She said: “People love the idea they can have any design or size of log holder.

“They are something local and unique.”