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08 Apr 2024

Entrepreneur Sara Davies Unveils Secrets to Business Success at UK Construction Week London 

Entrepreneur Sara Davies Unveils Secrets to Business Success at UK Construction Week London 

Sara Davies MBE is the epitome of entrepreneurial success. Born in Coundon to entrepreneurial parents, Frank and Susan, Sara's passion for innovation was evident from a young age. She embarked on her entrepreneurial journey while studying for a Business Management degree at York University. It was during this time that Sara spotted a gap in the market for a tool to create bespoke envelopes for handmade cards, leading to the creation of the ground-breaking craft product called The Enveloper, with assistance from her retired engineer father. 

From these humble beginnings, Sara's venture, Crafter’s Companion, has flourished into a global phenomenon. The company offers a diverse range of papercraft products, sewing and needlecraft items, and its own brand of art materials, Spectrum Noir. Today, Crafter’s Companion designs, manufactures, and sells its craft-related products to customers across 40 countries and employs over 200 people worldwide. 

Sara's achievements have garnered widespread recognition, including appearances in the Sunday Times’ SME Export Track 100 list and receiving an MBE in the Her Majesty’s Birthday Honours List in 2016 for services to the economy. She has also been named in the 'Who’s Who of Britain’s Business Elite' and received the Creative Entrepreneur of the Year award at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards. 

In addition to her entrepreneurial endeavours, Sara has ventured into television, appearing as the youngest entrepreneur to join BBC One’s Dragons’ Den in 2019. She also showcased her dancing skills on Strictly Come Dancing in 2021 and authored two books, including her autobiography – We Can All Make It. 

Join Sara Davies at UK Construction Week London 

At UK Construction Week London, Sara will not only share her personal journey but also participate in a discussion panel alongside industry leaders, offering insights into the future of the construction industry. 

Sam Patel, Divisional Director of Construction, expressed enthusiasm for Sara’s participation, noting the invaluable wisdom she brings to the event. “To secure Sara as a speaker at UKCW is a major coup,” said Patel, emphasizing the significance of her insights for business leaders, emerging talent, and innovators within the built environment sector. 

In addition to Sara's keynote speech and panel participation, attendees can look forward to a host of new features at UKCW London 2024. The event will debut a Live Demo Theatre, Skills and Training Hub, and a construction-specific Recruitment Zone, offering invaluable opportunities for learning and networking. Furthermore, visitors will have the chance to engage with international exhibitors from Italy, India, China, Turkey, Czech Republic, Poland, and Latvia, among others. 

UKCW London's co-location with Concrete Expo, The Offsite Show, and Grand Designs Live ensures a comprehensive and immersive experience for all participants. Registration for the event is now open and free, with attendees encouraged to visit the newly redesigned website to secure their place.  

Don't miss the opportunity to glean insights from Sara Davies and other industry experts at UK Construction Week London! Register now and be part of this dynamic event shaping the future of the construction industry. 

For further information and to register for UKCW London for free, visit 

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