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Tuesday, April 23  2019

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  The Dragonís Den

BBC Two has announced that the latest Dragon to enter the Den will be entrepreneur Sara Davies, founder of worldwide crafting company, Crafter's Companion.

Davies steps into the role following the departure of Jenny Campbell, who stood down from the programme in February. She will begin filming in the Den this spring, with the next series of Dragonsí Den due to air on BBC Two later this summer.

Davies hails from County Durham and at 35 years old she will be the youngest ever Dragon. She founded Crafter's Companion, a retail business specialising in craft tools - designing and manufacturing many of its own products, 13 years ago from her bedroom at university. She now turns over £34 million a year and employs more than 190 staff in UK, the US and across Europe. She is the recipient of over 25 business awards and in 2016 she was recognised for services to the economy with an MBE in the Queenís Birthday Honours list.

Davies is not new to TV; she has appeared on a number of shopping channels in the UK and USA, as well as hosting her own craft programme, Be Creative TV. She will join the existing line-up of Dragons; Deborah Meaden, Peter Jones, Tej Lalvani and Touker Suleyman as they begin filming the seventeenth series in the Den.

Sara Davies says: ďIím absolutely delighted to join the other Dragons for the new series of the show. Iíve always been very passionate about investing time in and sharing my expertise with other entrepreneurs and hopefully Iíll be able to help some of the contestants to really take their businesses to the next level.Ē

 

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