Talented Reaseheath trained florist Anna Eite is putting her entrepreneurial skills into action as her new business develops.
After completing her Level 3 Diploma in Floristry at Reaseheath in 2014, Anna went straight on to launch her own home-based business, Anna Flora. Offering a range of services including bespoke floral packages, wedding flowers, workshops, masterclasses and her specialist ‘floral experience’, business is continuing to flourish.
Anna prides herself in using only the freshest, best quality, seasonal flowers designed and tailored to her clients’ needs, offering a bespoke design service. Her floral masterclasses run throughout the year, the most popular being Christmas Wreath Making, with the next masterclass running at Easter. Her business is now partnered with Red Letter Days offering floral masterclasses with an accompanying champagne afternoon tea service. With a strong interest in specific flower varieties, colours and detailed work Anna is developing her business to specialise in weddings.
During her time at Reaseheath Anna was crowned most talented floristry student in Britain after winning gold at the WorldSkills UK national finals in 2014.
Anna, 21, who lives in Acton, Nantwich, took the top title in the advanced section against strong competition from the best students from colleges and training providers nationwide. The taxing competition was held over three days in front of thousands of visitors at The Skills Show in Birmingham, the country’s biggest showcase of vocational skills and careers. Tasks included designing a floral hat, belt and chair, making up a planted container and taking part in a team project.
Supported and trained for the competition by Programme Leader for Floristry Sue Poole. Said Sue: “This was a fantastic result and we are all so proud of Anna. She was a wonderful representative for Reaseheath and for the floristry department.”
Anna was also member of the 2014 student team who won Reaseheath the title of RHS Tatton Park Floristry College of the Year, which enabled the team to compete at RHS Chelsea seeing them win an Silver medal.
Said Anna: “Competing in front of so many people was a great experience. It was good to see how well I could work under pressure and how hard I could push myself, fantastic preparation for starting up my own business.”
Find out more about Anna’s business at www.annafloraflorist.co.uk