A florist is preparing to move to larger premises as her business expands.
Katie Robinson’s business Made in Flowers already has two shops on Kendal’s Highgate.
However, in February she is planning to move to a newly built premises in the north of the town to keep up with growing demand.
“We are relocating because it’s just not big enough anymore,” said Katie, who started the business in 2011.
Before launching the business Katie completed the first ever full degree in commercial flower art at University Centre Myerscough, one of the partner institutions of the University of Central Lancashire, in Preston.
“We do a lot of weddings and events and they do take up a lot of space,” said Katie.
“It’s unfortunate that we’ll be leaving Highgate but our newly-built premises, along with our website, will enable us to satisfy the demand for flowers from all our existing and new customers.”
The business employs four people, alongside freelance florists, and Katie says its focus is on providing bespoke flowers to meet people’s individual needs.
“We provide something a little bit more unusual,” said Katie.
“We provide a lot of English and local flowers.
“We work with the natural form of flowers rather than anything mass produced.”
Katie said the business works with a lot of brides who are coming to the Lake District especially for their wedding, including some from as far away as Dubai and Beijing as well as visiting couples from London.
Made in Flowers regularly works with wedding and event venues across the county, including the popular Belmount Hall, near Hawkshead, and Cote How, Ambleside.
People will still be able to visit its new home for a face-to-face service, as well as buying flowers via its website.
“We have put a lot of time into producing our web shop,” said Katie.
Katie added that deliveries and orders from the business will continue as normal as it makes the move.