Business blooming for family-run shop Flowershed in Cirencester
BUSINESS is blooming for a family run flower shop in Cirencester, with relatives young and old pitching in to get the shop off the ground.
Flower Shed, based on Ashcroft Road, opened on Valentine’s Day last year and the owners, all related, feel that the shop’s success comes down to being run entirely by family.
“We’re all so much more relaxed working together,” said Lauren, 19. “We all know each other and we all just knuckle down and get on.”
Flower Shed is owned by Debbie Ind-Waldron and managed with the help of her daughter Lauren Waldron and her mum Julie Ind. Debbie’s dad Keith is also the delivery driver for the shop. The shop also has help from Debbie's other children, 17-year-old Abi and 13-year-old Cameron, when they aren't at school.
The whole family were born and bred in Cirencester, and are well known in the area. They have since picked up a lot of regular customers.
“I’ve been a florist since I was 17,” said Debbie, 43. “I worked for numerous florists before I opened Flower Shed. It was a huge step to do it on my own so everyone helped me.”
Flower Shed is the only florist in town with Interflora, meaning customers can order flowers, cards and gifts online.
“We opened around the time of Valentine’s Day and we didn’t know what had hit us,” said Julie, 60, who also works part-time at Cirencester hospital.
“We had 162 Valentine’s orders over three days,” continued Lauren. “It was our biggest challenge.”
The name of the shop came from 67-year-old delivery driver and Grandfather Keith. “It just came to me,” he said. “You meet some really interesting characters when delivering flowers.”
Flower Shed offers free delivery in Cirencester and all surrounding villages and offers flowers for weddings, funerals, birthdays and more. For Halloween the shop is offering flowers, chocolates and a card for £30.
For more information, call Flower Shed on 01285 641830.
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