A Little Bit of History
It is now 2 years since the shop first opened, named Bond & Bloom in honour of owner Suzanne Taylor’s great grandmother, Jane Bond, who ran a Grocer’s shop from the same location, 23 Clifton Street, in the late 1800s. Jane is listed alongside none other than E H Booth in a business census from 1895.
See their Directory Listing HERE
With a great team in place, (more of which in further blogs) they are pictured here at British Florist Association industry awards at Fleurex17 in Birmingham in October.
Tatiana, Hayley, Jane, Suzanne and Charlotte from Bond & Bloom, at Fleurex 17.
The BFA is a prestigious association recognised by government and the media as the florists’ representative
Bond & Bloom were National finalists in not ONE but THREE categories!! They were very pleased to be awarded 2nd for their website, 5th for Student of the Year (well done to Hayley Schofield), Hayley has completed a work-based apprenticeship, ably supported by Myerscough College (who, I am told, very loudly and triumphantly celebrated winning Training Provider of the Year at the same awards) and last but not least 6th nationally for Retail Florist Shop of the Year. Which puts Lytham firmly on the floristry map, and Bond & Bloom has been hailed as contributing to a vibrant, independent high street.
They were also delighted to meet up at the awards with their former cherished freelance florist Victoria Clemson, whose resounding success in winning Florist of the Year for her Floral Kite at RHS Chelsea has catapulted her to a London career working as a florist in Harrods – read and see her winning design in more detail HERE
Victoria has now landed herself a position in one of London’s leading Floral Couture business.
They are always coming up with great ideas & workshops, of course I will be letting you know about them!!
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