A.W. Lymn The Family Funeral Service has expanded its in-house florist team with five new starters in a bid to meet the “growing” demand for flower tributes across all occasions.
Joining the team is Fiona Moore as florist manager, while Sam Taylor, Marie French and Jacqueline Kennedy join as florists, and Olivia Taylor as a trainee florist. Combined, the team has almost 50 years’ experience in the florist industry.
City Flowers is the in-house floristry department of A.W. Lymn The Family Funeral Service. It supplies the floral arrangements to all 27 of the business’ funeral homes across Nottinghamshire and South Derbyshire, as well as for funerals conducted by other funeral businesses.
In January 2021, the florist had to place a three-day notice on all floral tributes as the supply of flowers into the UK ground to a halt as borders closed. A combination of Covid-19 restrictions and delays due to Brexit meant City Flowers’ source of blooms was suspended, although the team managed to fulfil all orders.
Nigel Lymn Rose, company chairman at A.W. Lymn, said: “We’re thrilled to be expanding our team and to welcome such skilled and passionate florists into the Lymn family business.
“By growing our team, we are able to offer additional flexibility whilst continuing to deliver a personal, tailored experience to all our clients.”
Moore added: “I’m very excited to be taking on this new role and working for a family business that has so much history. I absolutely love making beautiful floral tributes so I’m looking forward to working closely with each customer to fulfil their personal requests.”
Nigel said: “We pride ourselves on sourcing fresh flowers that last a long time, and despite the challenges we have faced during the pandemic, we are proud to have maintained and, to now be, expanding our service.”