The current business climate is tough and many organisations are struggling to remain viable.However, it seems sales of flowers, at least in one part of the UK, are not suffering and a florist’s firm has been celebrating success.According to a report in the Hertfordshire Mercury, The Posy Palace in Walkern has made it through its first year in operation with flying colours.
As well as specialising in selling flowers, the florists also provide other gifts.To celebrate the anniversary of its opening, the shop recently held a raffle, with the proceeds going to a local hospice.Owner of the enterprise Sara Oliver is also launching new flower workshops.The 43-year-old decided to set up her own firm as part of a career changing process.
After giving birth to twins, she realised that she could no longer maintain her career in international sales and so, when they started school, she attended a course on flower arrangements.
She exhibited a flare while studying there, picking up the student of the year title before graduating.After a number of years working in other people’s shops, she set up her own.Commenting on the success of her venture, she said: “We have been overwhelmed by the support we have had since opening, particularly from the local community.”
She added: “The shop has surpassed all my expectations and I’m thrilled it’s all going so well. I did several weddings this year and am already getting bookings for next year.” Ms Oliver has provided floral offerings to a number of high-profile individuals.For example, Barbara Windsor and Patsy Kensit both received her colourful creations when they left the soaps Eastenders and Holby City.If her business continues on its current path, it will have no trouble in making it through the economic strife and continuing to flourish afterwards when calmer conditions return.