Bloomin’ good shot for the Telford florist

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Gail Harris, at Rosie in the Garden, Wellington

Rosie in the Garden has made good use of a £4,600 Marches Growth Hub grant to help relocate from Lawley to The Brooklands, near Wellington.

Business owner Gail Harris, 54, has been in the floristry business for 14 years after leaving horticulture. But the business has been hit hard by the lockdown and weddings have had to be called off.

“Lawley’s premises were too big for our needs and in a quieter location,” said Gail, who said the costs of moving to a better location would have meant having to reorganize finances and took much longer. to do. The new, more appropriate boutique unit opened on January 17.

“It sounds positive,” said Gail, who employs Rebecca Ward Roper as a full-time staff member and a team of part-timers as well.

“We are around the corner and the local Hordley Road center has a good range of shops so footfall and visibility are excellent. We have a good storefront for stalls.

“We brought in locals to welcome us,” she added.

And with Valentine’s Day looming and Mother’s Day on the horizon, Gail looks forward to a period of growth.

Gail also hopes to expand her custom funeral floral design business.

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