Brexit flower shortage impacts funeral directors

A.W. Lymn’s in-house florist placed a three-day notice on all floral tributes due to the impact of Covid-19 and Brexit

A.W.Lymn has been forced to adapt its operations following the recent shortage of fresh flowers for funeral tributes throughout the country due to Brexit.

City Flowers, the Nottinghamshire funeral directors’s in-house florist, has supplied fresh flowers to all of the firm’s 27 funeral homes since 1999.

Over the last month, due to the increase in demand for floral tributes and delays at the border due to Brexit, City Flowers has placed a three-day notice on all floral tributes going forward.

Kerry Bishop, florist manager at City Flowers, said: “I’ve worked for the business for 15 years and I’ve never experienced a disruption to supply like that before. We work closely with each customer to fulfil their personal requests and you do not want to let anyone down.

“We really pride ourselves on sourcing fresh flowers that last a long time for families, so we made sure we did everything we could to maintain this service even if it meant a few substitutes to the flowers had to be made.”

Nigel Lymn Rose, company chairman at A.W. Lymn, said: “Funerals are always an incredibly difficult time for families but it is even worse with the restrictions in place during this pandemic.

“As a family run company, we ensure we provide only the very best service possible and thereby give our bereaved clients the perfect floral arrangements, even when faced with such challenges.”

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