A new start-up company based in Middlesbrough which sells festive decorations has received support from a local housebuilder.

The Wicker Wreath Company has received an order for 11 Christmas wreaths from Bellway’s Durham division for use on the housebuilder’s showhome doors at developments across Teesside and County Durham.

The small local business, which announced its launch on social media at the end of November, is currently selling bespoke wreaths and other festive items such as table decorations via Instagram and Facebook.

Owner of The Wicker Wreath Company, Jessica Duffy, said: “It’s an exciting time for us as we’re a new company just starting out, and we are delighted to have been receiving lots of support and interest already.

“We’ve been delivering our products to different areas across the north east, from Middlesbrough to Newcastle.

“We started the company thinking that initially it was something we could do over Christmas, but due to the levels of interest we have been receiving, we think we might be able to make other seasonal wreaths too going forward.

“I was overwhelmed when I received a call from Bellway, as it’s a well-known company which is building lots of homes all around the north east. I thought it was a lovely gesture that they are supporting a smaller business like ours, especially during times like these.”

Sales Manager for Bellway Durham, Hayley Teasdale, said: “As a responsible builder, we aim to support local businesses as and when we can, and when we saw the creative wreaths by The Wicker Wreath Company online, we were very keen to support the business.

“The wreaths can be found on our showhome doors at all of our developments across Durham and the North East, and we’re pleased to be able to help raise awareness of a new start-up company in the area.”

For more information on the products that are being sold by The Wicker Wreath Company, visit facebook.com/thewickerwreathco or call Jessica on 07810 830463.

More information on the new homes being built by Bellway across County Durham and Teesside can be found at bellway.co.uk.