A florist in Helston has seen her business grow and is celebrating her first year anniversary.
Lin Turner worked at The Sweet Pea on Meneage Street for six and a half years before buying it from the previous owner a year ago. Now the business continues to bloom after it was rebranded to fit in with her vision of a more elegant store offering bespoke bouquets, decorative gifts, chocolates and cards.
Lin, who has more than 35 years’ experience in her trade, said: “It has been a busy year and I have spent a lot of time searching for the perfect products to expand our range. We now stock a wider selection of fresh flowers including more visual varieties and support our Cornish growers. We also buy a huge amount of British flowers and introduced a new line of bespoke silk flowers and wider choice of unusal potted plants.”
In the last year the creative owner was nominated as a finalist at The Simply Wedding Awards 2017 and the business has featured in a leading wedding magazine. To show her commitment to the florist industry and highlight professionalism to customers, Lin also became a member the British Florist Association.
The Sweet Pea Floral Studio also has a deep commitment to the environment having swapped plastic packaging for eco-friendly wrapping wherever possible. The business supports The Bumblebee Conservation Trust which works to make communities and countryside across the UK rich in bumblebees and colourful wildflowers.
Plans are in place for workshops later this year where people can learn how to make their own arrangements and create holly wreaths at Christmas. The florist is also gearing up for a bumper Valentine’s Day with orders already arriving for floral arrangements of romantic red roses to natural wildflower style posies.
By offering time, care and creativity to all their customers, Lin and her team hope they can keep business blooming for years to come.
For more information call 01326 572243 or visit sweetpeahelston.com.