A COUNTY Durham business is celebrating after winning a national award.

Newton Aycliffe based Crafter's Companion, which is in Aycliffe Business Park, was named as international business of the year at the Federation of Small Businesses' (FSB) national awards ceremony.

Founder Sara Davies said: “The FSB Awards celebrate everything that’s great about small businesses.

"There were so many exceptional finalists in our category, so I am delighted that we were acknowledged as the International Business of the Year.

“The resilience and devotion demonstrated by our staff on a daily basis have enabled our business to achieve substantial growth in our export capabilities so it’s testament to them that this has been recognised on a national scale."