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Couple make flower business blossom

Couple make flower business blossom

Ed Furber and Pete Fletcher of Blooming Gorgeous in Prestatyn. Business is blossoming for a busy florist which now numbers Strictly champ Stacey Dooley among its customers. Blooming Gorgeous opened in Rhuddlan less than two years ago but already they’ve had to move to bigger premises in Prestatyn to cope with demand. It’s been a labour of love for partners Ed Furber and Pete Fletcher who have built the business together and made the switch to larger premises on the High Street in Prestatyn where they live. The pair had a shock last month when Stacey Dooley’s PA contacted them to order flowers for the journalist and broadcaster’s mum who lives in Prestatyn. Ed said: “We’re both massive Strictly fans so it was a real thrill and Stacey’s mum was lovely and charming too. “She actually follows us on Facebook so getting that order was certainly a highlight – it made my Friday.” Blooming Gorgeous is the kind of unique shop Denbighshire County Council’s #LoveLiveLocal campaign promotes as part of the diverse and vibrant shopping experience available on the county’s high streets. The project is centred on the busy run-up to Christmas and as part of the #LoveLiveLocal campaign shoppers can support local independent businesses by using the hashtag on Twitter and Facebook to share good experiences they’ve had as well as promote products and services locally they have ‘loved’. This is the second Christmas in business for Ed and Pete whose own backgrounds are very different – Ed is a country boy from near Mostyn while Pete is from Manchester and spent 22 years in the Army, serving in Kosovo and Afghanistan. They bring different talents to the business as well with Ed, who initially trained as a chef but who also gained valuable experience in a florist […]

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