DIANA Porter, founderpartner of Hinton St George-based walking stick specialists Classic Canes, has celebrated her 25th consecutive year at the Spring Fair International at the Birmingham NEC.

She said: “Our business has grown a lot since we first attended the Spring Fair with a much smaller range of walking sticks and a backdrop I ran up on my sewing machine.

“The fair has been of great importance to us during the last quarter of a century in finding suitable stockists for our products in the UK and around the world.”