Established florist moves to Tytherington
TYTHERINGTON is about to get more floral with the addition of a flower shop to its business park.
The Mustard Seed Florist, which has been in business for almost 40 years, has moved premises to Tytherington Business Park so more customers can access the shop.
Business owner, Kate Holt, who has lived in Tytherington for 16 years and spotted the potential of the shop unit, said: “We have been a landmark on the roundabout at Broken Cross since 1977 but needed to improve access and parking for our customers which had become increasingly difficult.”
She added: “We have had cards and messages from our loyal customers who have been visiting us in Tytherington already.
“With an established business clientele on the business park and new homes being built in the immediate area, we are planning to expand our customer base and introduce ourselves to all our new neighbours.
“We are sorry to leave Broken Cross after such a long time but I’m confident that our customers will love the new premises.”
Kate, who has run the business for the last 12 years, has had some unusual floral requests in her time.
She said: “I once made a 2ft long double decker bus from red and white chrysanthemums as a tribute for a man’s dad who had been a bus driver in Stoke all his life.
“I made it by myself and it took me hours and hours but the customer was very pleased with it.”
She added: “There is no chance to get bored in this job as every day is different.
“It’s a very creative job too which is something we often take for granted.”
The unflappable owner has even made up bridal bouquets on the spot for people who found themselves without one for one reason or another.
She said: “People often wait until the last minute for their flowers but we got the bouquets made up while they waited.”
The new shop is based at Laurel House on the business park, next door to Subway, and has kept the same telephone number.
Kate said: “It feels like a new lease of life now we’ve moved, as if we’re still on holiday.”
●● Flowers at the Mustard Seed Florist, which has moved premises to Tytherington Business Park