I wrote last month about the anniversary of getting the keys for the shop and how we can celebrate anniversaries with flowers, well I have another anniversary this month – the day I opened the doors to my customers – 25th October 2020. People may have thought I was mad – it was the middle of the Pandemic! I was determined to make my dream a reality and set about supplying flowers socially distanced and also by post (which is still a service I offer).
The past year has just been amazing. You can see here a small selection of the work I have done in the year. I have met so many wonderful people and now have a solid customer base. People come back time and time again and the reason they give me is that they feel they can trust me. An example of that is a message about an order I had a couple of weeks ago “If yellow roses prove too difficult – I trust your judgement” – my customers really feel that they can trust me and leave things up to me.
It’s not always possible to get the exact flowers or the exact colours and that’s when I pull on my knowledge of what’s available in the season within the customer’s budget and then enables me to go back and offer an alternative that works in the overall scheme or is appropriate for the event.
Over the last year I have built a strong presence in the local community, trust with my customers and established Flowers by Sasha as a reliable business.
I love my work, the response of my customers and the relationships we are building. That is what it’s all about for me.
Thank you to everyone who has supported me and helped me over the last year in business.