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Not only is she a crafting queen, but Sara Davies is also one of our favourite Dragon’s from the popular series, Dragons’ Den. We caught up with the entrepreneur to find out more about filming Dragons’ Den and her love for crafting.

As with all of the series, there have been a few heated moments between herself and fellow Dragons Peter Jones, Deborah Meaden, Steven Bartlett and Touker Suleyman, but according to Sara, it’s just business.

“What you’ve got to remember is that it’s a business environment. I work with my husband so I know first hand what it can be like. Simon and I, we can be in a board meeting and be on completely different pages, in fact, to be honest we’re usually on different books, let alone a different page in the book.

“We can go hell for leather in a board meeting, totally arguing and then come out, get in the car together, and cook tea when we get home and everything is totally normal. So because I’ve done that all of my career, I’m used to being able to separate work and personal stuff and what I’ve come to learn in the den is that it’s not personal, it’s just business.

“What I’ve learnt is that in the den, you don’t need to bring it offset. Don’t get me wrong, I’m as guilty as anyone else, when you’ve won an investment and it’s been quite a competitive one, we’ll come off set and we’ll be in the green room looking up the business thinking I’ve got an absolute cracker there! There’ll definitely be a bit of banter and whatnot, but there’s never any animosity that goes off set.”

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