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#41 Starting & Growing a Wedding Flowers Business

Florist and flower grower India Hurst from Vervain shares her small business journey. Coming from a family of growers, she set up her business in 2014. And she now creates wedding and event flowers in her ‘orchestrated chaos’ floristry style.

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#41 Starting & Growing a Wedding Flowers Business

Florist and flower grower India Hurst from Vervain shares her small business journey. Coming from a family of growers, she set up her business in 2014. And she now creates wedding and event flowers in her ‘orchestrated chaos’ floristry style.

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Caroline Rowland

#40 The Story of 91 Magazine

Founding Editor and Publisher of 91 Magazine Caroline Rowland shares her small business story. After working as a Picture Editor at the Financial Times, she decided to set up an independent interiors and lifestyle magazine.

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Fiona Douglas Bluebellgray

#38 The Story behind Bluebellgray

Textile designer Fiona Douglas shares her small business journey, from studying at Glasgow Art School to setting up her business Bluebellgray in 2009. She now offers a full range of homeware.

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#37 The Story of Flowers from the Farm

Flower farmer Gill Hodgson shares her small business journey, from setting up Fieldhouse Flowers and starting to grow flowers in her 50s to setting up Flowers from the Farm, a UK association of British flower growers.

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Rosebie Morton The Real Flower Company

#35 Becoming a Horticulturalist

Horticulturalist and founder of The Real Flower Company Rosebie Morton shares her small business journey. Her driving ambition is to supply people all around the UK with scented flowers.

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Astrologer Christine Chalklin

#33 Astrology for Your Small Business

Astrologer Christine Chalklin shares her small business journey. As well as reading astrology charts for small business owners, her services also include tarot card reading, numerology and coaching.

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Leigh Chappell Florist

#32 From Graphic Designer to Florist

Florist Leigh Chappell shares her small business story. Originally a graphic designer, she then decided to change career. She now creates wedding flower designs, runs workshops and is also co-organising the upcoming Strawberry Hill Flower Festival.

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#23 Staying True to Your Aesthetic

Husband and wife team Brett and Caroline run botanical design brand, Stengun Drawings, offering a collection of contemporary greeting cards, postcards and Giclee prints featuring flowers and plants.

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#21 Working As a Florist in London & Somerset

Florist Ellie Jauncey shares her small business journey. In 2009, with Anna Day, Ellie founded The Flower Appreciation Society in London. 11 years later, having moved to Somerset, she has set up her second floristry business, Ede Flowers. 

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