We are 1 year old!

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Happy birthday to us!  Where did that last year go?!  It only seems like yesterday I was tearing my hair out looking at the HMRC website trying to figure out how to start my own business – now I’m preparing my books ready to go to the accountant.

I have worked in floristry since I was young.  I remember coming home from school at 5 years old and sitting on the workbench at my Father’s nursery in Leicestershire making bows for bouquets.  Having worked as a Weekend Girl for them and then later, full time as a florist, I took myself off travelling to various countries and have even had the pleasure of working alongside some amazing floral designers in Canada.

When I returned home a couple of years later, I struggled to find a job that would keep me and which I also enjoyed.  I managed to get a part time job to keep my bank balance topped up but have always been at my happiest being creative with flowers.  I always enjoyed working with weddings and work well alone so it seemed like the natural progression to move forward into the terrifying world of self employment!

I am now back at my Parent’s nursery as their florist a few days a week.  The rest of the time I dedicate to building my little business.  What started as a random musing over a glass of red one evening has evolved into a real life thing and I couldn’t be more pleased with how things are progressing.

It would be impossible to name every person that I have to thank!  To my beautiful Brides and Grooms to friends, family members and fellow suppliers – from a little like on Facebook or a retweet on Twitter, you have all helped Budding Floral Designs grow and develop along the way and I couldn’t be more grateful.  Thank you all, from the bottom of my heart.  Bring on year two!

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