The store initially planned to recruit 16 new members of staff to run the retail operations, however enlisted a further nine employees after a successful recruitment day.
Sara Davies, founder of Crafter’s Companion said: “We were absolutely overwhelmed by the interest in the new positions. This is our first UK store and we were really keen to find the right people for the job.
“There were so many talented crafters that turned up to the recruitment day, it was absolutely impossible to only employ 16.”
Along with a coffee shop and themed shopping areas the new store will also have dedicated areas for demonstrations and workshops led by staff members.
Deborah Anne Mason, store manager, said: “The new team are already working really hard to get the store ready.
“We’re so excited for the launch day and we can’t wait for our customers to see everything that the store has to offer.”
The recruitment drive follows the company’s move to new corporate headquarters in Newton Aycliffe, which saw an additional 12 members added to the team.
The new store will open on 28 May.
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