UK: A day in the life of a florist

Have you ever wondered how it would be to work as a florist? In an article series, Florismart gives you a peek in the life of a florist. This week’s article features Scottish florist Henk Wesselink who not only runs 1 but 2 businesses. How does he do it?

"Having two completely different shops can be a challenge at times. At the mall (Urban Blooms) we sell loads of readymade bouquets whereas at the studio (Always & Forever Flowers) we fulfil all the web and phone orders. This is what a regular day for me looks like:
"I get up at 6 am, get ready, grab a coffee and run out the door at 06:45 to head into Glasgow ahead of the traffic. First I arrive at our unit, where we get our flowers delivered that we have ordered from Florismart and where we make up all our designs.

"Once I’ve arrived I print off all the orders that have come through and sort them out and check any priority deliveries. Afterwards, I pack the van with all the bouquets I made the day before. These are ready to go to our stall at the St Enoch Shopping centre. As our stall does not have a water supply I have to fill 20 5L bottles of water with Chrystal Prof 2 solution at the unit and take them with me to the mall as well. Once the van is packed I grab another coffee (very important) and head out again to drop off everything at the mall which is normally around 8 am."

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