A furniture company chairman is thanking his staff for bumper profits by giving more than 100 workers a free holiday.
There are now 69 Durham Pine stores across the UK
Durham Pine chairman John Marshall is forking out £200,000 so 119 workers can take their families to Majorca for a week.
Each worker can take another adult and two children on one of two week-long trips in recognition of the Sunderland-based company's increased turnover.
Mr Marshall said the holidays were to thank his dedicated staff after turnover at the Sunderland-based rose to around £65 million.
He said: "Back when we were a smaller company we were very close knit, and I'd like to get that community feeling back.
"This is just a way of thanking all involved for their hard work."
Mr Marshall, from South Tyneside, used to work as a shepherd, then became a gardener.
He then turned to selling American vacuum cleaners and soon had his own sales team.
In 1984, he opened a second-hand furniture store in Durham and two more quickly followed as he began restoring old furniture.
A store franchise programme followed in the 1990s.
Durham Pine now has 68 stores across the UK from Inverness to Exeter and expansion continues with further stores - both company owned and franchised - opening throughout 2003.