I am very excited to finally be able to share the news with you that Flowers by Catherine will be opening in Wheathampstead High Street on 1 October 2020.
Flowers by Catherine has grown slowly over the last 4 years, via having sales units in local vintage emporiums, pop up shops and running floral workshops, initially on a part time basis but full time from October 2019. Inspired by You, I am an independent florist, using beautiful blooms to produce bouquets, arrangements and more for weddings, occasions, funerals and events.
Whilst I already have a strong local and online presence, the time has now come to put ‘Flowers by Catherine’ firmly on the map, by putting my name over my own shop door.
The shop will be in a lovely grade II listed building and will enable me to take the business to the next level and become the florist with a difference, within the community. A place where you can not only buy flowers, but gifts, candles, cards and much more, all made by Hertfordshire crafters and makers whose work I will be promoting and selling instore. All of this, plus as an independent retailer, I will continue to be the Frenchic paint stockist for Wheathampstead and surrounding areas. Something for everyone.
But, I need YOUR help!
Despite the setbacks of COVID which derailed all of us in one way or another, I have never lost my determination, commitment and vision and have adapted as best I can to keep the business afloat.
So, how can you help?
Crowdfunder are offering businesses like mine the opportunity to grow by raising funds to support their future, with donations raised being matched by local authority funding if the target is met. Your donation, however small, will provide me with the best possible opportunity to succeed and will go towards advertising, signage, promotional materials, general marketing costs and start-up staffing costs to enable my full commitment to the launch.
In return, I am offering some fantastic rewards as a thank you for you to enjoy, and you have my full commitment to creating an amazing success story that YOU will be part of.
To find out more, please pop over to my Crowdfunder page and it would be AMAZING if you could share this with your friends, family and networks.
Thank you so much for your support and do pop in and say hello when we open. Follow me on Facebook and Instagram for further updates, news, events and of course FLOWERS!!