Hi I'm Lizzie!
I am the florist behind Lizzie's Bundles. You may recognise me from the BBC Apprentice 2017, I am candidate this year. My full name is Elizabeth McKenna and yes I am the potty mad florist from Nottingham. I have big feet, I get them stuck in my mouth every day. But I do try!!
I have been working away in my flower stores in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire for several years, designing handtied bundles every day. I was born in Australia, I still have my Australian passport, and have lived in the UK since 1991.
My mum is from Leicestershire and she was a £10 Pom. I trained to become a florist at Brooksby College, Leicestershire, qualifying in 1997. My first business was called Busy Lizzies, which I set up at when I was 19 supported by the Princes Trust. Since then I have worked as a florist in all manner areas floral, trained and worked as a floristry lecturer and as an apprenticeship trainer. Yes I have an apprentice!
Life in the flower shop can get a little potty, I am a bit bonkers, but that’s the fun of it. I never know what is gonna happen from day to day.
I love my working with flowers. They are delicate and fleeting and need a little bit of care, just like people. I want to make you something lovely. We are small enough to care. Because of this, you know that your bundle and the reason for it has had some love along the way.
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