Floristry student launches joint venture with Mum

Floristry students and staff during their visit to Bluebells Florist

Floristry students and staff during their visit to Bluebells Florist

Our florists have enjoyed a visit to an exciting floristry shop in Crewe which has been opened by a fellow student and her mum.

Level 2 Diploma in Floristry student Sophie Garratt and her mum Julie Garratt, who also studied floristry at Reaseheath, launched their new venture ‘Bluebells Florist’ in Underwood Lane, Crewe, earlier this month.

Sophie, 17, a former pupil at Ruskin High School, Crewe, plans to progress onto her Level 3 Diploma in Floristry at Reaseheath while helping in the shop part-time.

She explained: “Me and my mum had planned to run a floristry business together for some time and the right opportunity came up. Fortunately work experience is a big part of my Level 3 Diploma course so I can work in our own shop on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays when we’re at our busiest. I’ve already learned how to create window displays and do stocktaking and ordering at college, so that’s really helped me.

“It was great to show the floristry students and staff what we’ve achieved so far. We’ve already had a stream of local visitors into the shop along with our first orders, so we’re really excited about the future.

Giving the venture full marks, floristry lecturer Helen Cooke, who accompanied the group to ‘Bluebells Florist’,  said: “Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the visit and were really impressed with what Sophie and Julie have achieved in such a short time. We wish them the best of luck and are looking forward to hearing about more as the business progresses.”

Contact Bluebells Florist on 01270 617282