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The Florist, Penarth

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This is no ordinary florist – this is The Florist, Penarth. We can say that with full conviction as owner Julian Trott has a fine list of clientele, including locals to royalty. We caught up with Julian to find out more…

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What excites you about the work you do?

It has to be said weddings and events really excite me and get my creative juices flowing. I love creating a style or a theme and love a project where I can create a vision that I have in my head.

What has been your greatest achievement to-date?
Providing arrangement for royalty has probably been my greatest claim to fame.

What makes me a cut above the rest?
It’s the personal touch that I give to customers. Being good at what you do is one thing. Being a people person and going above and beyond expectations is another thing entirely.

Do you have any future plans that you can share?
I would love to open another shop one day but the key is finding another suitable location. Watch this space!

Describe the passion behind your work?
Enthusiasm! I still to this day get very excited about my job. Consistently thriving to make the shop look the best it can be at all times and, of course, my outside displays. After all, people buy with their eyes, so presentation is everything!

You supply flowers to local businesses. Can you say who?
I’m very fortunate to be able to work with many great local businesses including James Sommerin, Holm House, Porsche, Etc and The Hair Business, to name but a few.

Who would you like to work for?
I have worked for royalty which is a great coup but, without sounding cliché, to me, every customer gets treated like royalty when they shop at The Florist.

“I couldn’t be happier that we met with Julian as despite our shocking knowledge of flowers he put us immediately at ease and helped us to create a vision of what we want, within our budget. Julian’s knowledge, experience and passion for what he does shines through not only in the beautiful portfolio of his exceptional previous work but also in the consultation we had; we left The Florist with a clear idea of what we wanted, how it could be created, and in full knowledge that we had picked the right place for the job. I trust The Florist and Julian implicitly and cannot wait to see my beautiful flowers on the day.” – Gary and Jennifer (soon to both be) Williams

The Florist
Stanwell Road, Penarth CF64 2AD
029 2070 1275

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