Hobby becomes business for Bertie Green Florist founder Jill

Jill Worrall at Bertie Green Florist

Jill Worrall at Bertie Green Florist - Credit: Archant

A former nurse has turned her hobby into a business and started a florists based in Copdock just outside Ipswich.

Jill Worrall launched Bertie Green Florist last October, working from home and specialising in wedding floristry.

“All our bouquets are made to order, using seasonal British flowers whenever possible,” she said.

“Wedding flowers are about more than a colour scheme and, since scent is so closely tied to memory, the inclusion of fragrant flowers can make your special day that much more enduring.”

News of the business has spread on social media and through word of mouth to the point where the company already has 11 weddings lined up to decorate this year.

“My daughter is very good with social media and that has helped get the word out about me,” said Ms Worrall, who said family and friends encouraged her to set up the business after they recognised her talent.

“I was doing wedding flowers as a secondary job, alongside my full-time job as a nurse practitioner before committing to the business full-time,” she added.

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As well as weddings Ms Worrall, who trained at The Cambridge Flower School, says she will branch out into preparing flowers for other events such as hen parties, funerals and proms.

She added: “I would like to thank MENTA for their business guidance and I would also like to thank my Bertie Green Florist team who have supported and encouraged me to make my passion into a business.”