CRAFTER'S Companion will hold extra workshops, classes and demonstrations to celebrate its founder's television debut.

The ten-day event from October, 17 to October, 27, will mark 14 years since creative director Sara Davies first appeared on shopping channel Ideal World with the company’s first product, the Enveloper.

Crafter’s Companion will hold events and offers for customers at its Newton Aycliffe, Evesham and Chesterfield stores, along with Facebook Lives to inspire its social media followers and will partner with Create & Craft to launch new products.

Mrs Davies, now on BBC's Dragon Den, said: “We have had a phenomenally successful year so far. We recently employed our 200th member of staff and it’s been a record year for turnover. The company was named International Business of the Year at the Federation of Small Business’ national awards ceremony and we made it onto the Sunday Times Export Track 100 list for the fourth time.

“None of this success would be possible if it weren’t for our team of hardworking people, who go above and beyond for the company on a daily basis, our fantastic local community and of course our loyal, dedicated customers.

“Our birthday is such an important event because we want to give something back to everyone who has supported us over the years and each year it gets bigger and better than ever. I really hope that everyone can get involved and join in the celebrations.”

To book a class at the Newton Aycliffe store visit crafterscompanion.co.uk/page/store/aycliffe-store/ or call 01388-743763.