Business is blooming for Sarah-May
Sarah-May Anderson’s Saturday job in a fruit and veg shop sowed the seeds of an idea which led to her own floristry shop.
And while the bunches on sale at her part-time work first fired her imagination, it was the broad spectrum of Derby College’s full time Level 3 Floristry course which inspired her to enrol.
Sarah-May, now 28, completed the two year course at Broomfield College after leaving school. She took time out from floristry and admin jobs to start a family – she has a little boy, Hunter, who is now three-and-a-half.
Last year Sarah-May followed her dream using the enterprise skills she gained at Broomfield and launching her business Stems From The Heart in Long Eaton.
She said: “The course appealed to me in the first place because it gave a lot more than just floristry – it was quite detailed.
“It went into business planning, admin, spreadsheets, legislation relating to the workplace and insurance. I learned about design and interior design and costings.”
“On the floristry side, I didn’t know much about flowers, or even most of their names when I started. I was at college fulltime for two years and leaned all I needed to know to start off. Put it like this – I don’t think I’d be standing here without it.”