Who are you? – What is it all about?
I have met a lot of people in my business over the last 8 years including business owners and the people who help these businesses be a success. This blog series is going to be all about these people and getting to know them a little. They’re all dedicated to their jobs and I thought it was time they got a chance to say who they really are.
Fabulous Flowers by Kate.
My first ‘who are you’ feature is all about Kate Wood who’s business, Fabulous Flowers by Kate is growing from strength to strength. From starting out at home, to working alongside another florist to quite recently opening her brand new high street store Kate is an inspiration.
I’ve worked with Kate now for around 18 months on shoots and various projects and Kate has always delivered absolutely stunning floral arrangements and bouquets. Have a look at some of the images of Kate’s flowers below.
I recently sat down with Kate and asked her these questions:
Tell us a little about yourself in a few brief sentences.
I am Kate from fabulous flowers, I have a florist and gift shop in Fleetwood Lancashire, I supply customers with flowers for all occasions and homeware. I have 2 beautiful children who I am very proud of.
When did you start your business and what was your inspiration for doing so?
I started my business from home 5 years ago and was asked to be a flower supplier for a local wedding shop, I started off in there and got my name more known and my services, I grew from there, I was inspired though from planning my own wedding and falling in love with floristry and flowers in general.
What is your happy song – you know the one you can’t help but smile to when you hear it?
It’s raining men by the weather girls, love it.
Share something that not many people know about you…
I have climbed Sydney Bridge in Australia.
Best piece of advice you have been given?
Treat everyone as how you would like to be treated yourself.
What is your favourite local business / shop / restaurant and why?
Irregular choice shoe shop, I love shoes, they are my favourite brand I am like a child in a sweet shop.
If you were planning the ultimate picnic, what would be in your hamper?
Rose wine, prosecco, chocolate truffles, salamis, parma ham, cheeses, and crackers.
What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Bringing my 2 girls up as a working mum on my own and them turning into beautiful well-mannered little ladies.
If you could have one superpower what would it be?
To be able to fly.
What advice would you give to someone starting out in business?
Have patience, keep trying, put yourself out there, and don’t be afraid to ask for help, be true to yourself and try not to get disheartened.
Tell us a little about your business and why people should use it?
I have many unique products that can be hired for weddings or events, vintage attire, modern, props, I also provide flowers for all occasions in fresh, silk and artificial and I provide a free local delivery.
Anything new coming up that we should know about?
I am currently upcycling 1940s 1950s dressing furniture to be sold.
Do you like your picture being taken?
I don’t mind.
Where is the weekend getaway destination you love?
The Lake District.
Fabulous Flowers by Kate