A CRAFT supplier has added 25 new recruits to its team prior to the opening of its new Evesham store.

Crafter’s Companion, which specialises in manufacturing, distributing and retailing of crafting tools, added the new recruits to its team before the store, at The Valley Shopping Village, opened on Monday, (August 14).

The recruits being employed, and the opening of the store, is the result of a £270,000 investment into the company’s operations in the area.

To mark the opening of its third UK outlet, the Evesham team will host a two-day event this weekend to give customers a sneak preview of the new store.

This will be followed by a launch event over the August bank holiday, (August 26 to 28) aimed at those who want to try their hand at crafting for the first time.

Sara Davies MBE, Crafter’s Companion founder, said: “We’re delighted to welcome the new team at Evesham into the global Crafter’s Companion family.

“The new store marks a substantial investment into our retail operations and the new positions created will no doubt help boost the local economy.

"We can’t wait to welcome everyone this weekend.”

For more details visit crafterscompanion.co.uk.