The locals. We’ve lived in East Malling for 19 years and have always loved West Malling. We opened the shop in 2011 basing it on our existing shop Sandhurt Flowers. We've continuted to listern to our customers wishes over the years and West Malling Shop has evolved to be a central part of the local community. We are very proud of our whole team, together we won Retail Florist Shop of the Year two years running. Nikki is now a Director for The British Florist Association and Russell is now the Chariman of our local Chamber of Commerce.
Our GOK of the team, working for a major clothing store Shelly has years of experence in the retail industry. She studied floristry at Hadlow College and made a brief appearance as a florist in West Mallings Abbey Arcade. But after hanging up her scissors three year's later we hunted her down and now she's a top designer for us.
Our Wedding & Event Manager, also an award winning florist who has competed at Chelsea Flower Show winning medals in 2009 & 2018 along with lots of other competitions. She's created flower designs for large events such as the launch of the Britannia Cruise Ship in Southampton.
Working as our Saturday girl from 2011 the year we opened. And after completing her A levels, Jodie passed her level 3 diploma in floristry with distinction in June 2017 at Hadlow College. Already an awarding winning florist, winning a Bronze medal at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018, and Silver Guilt medal in 2019.
Our newest flower queen, joining us in 2018 Lucy brings a welth of experince to us, after running her own retail florist shop Lucy's of Pennedon Heath.