All About Me
All About Me
In 2020 (during the pandemic) I decided to enrol on an intensive floristry course, not realising it would change my life forever! It unleashed a real passion in me, and a seed was sewn inside my head with the idea to start a career in flowers.
Any florist (which I am now proud to call myself) will tell you that working with flowers is the most joyful, fulfilling experience which takes over your life. Flowers are just so beautiful, delicate, breath-taking and truly delightful.
So, in my mid 40’s I took my first step and left my 28-year career in administration (having been a P.A. in London and more recently an Office Manager in a school). Determined to succeed and set up my own business, ‘Flowers with Finesse’ was born.
Building a small floristry business from the ground up is challenging but anyone who knows me, knows I love a challenge. With the gracious support from my husband and some positive thinking, I am the busiest and happiest in my life. I could not have done any of this without him.
My two teenage sons are all grown up now, so this is my time to bloom and blossom! With further training and experience, an eye for detail and my own sense of style, I am enjoying every minute; my job is so varied and rewarding. I enjoy meeting and working with customers and the true happiness of delivering flowers to someone and making their day is truly satisfying.
So, each working day I walk to my floral work stuido, put on my apron, pour myself a coffee and begin designing. Breathing in the fresh scent of flowers I have carefully chosen; I create beautiful bespoke arrangements with finesse and love to celebrate the change in seasons as I go!
Get in touch
Get in touch
I would be delighted to make some ‘Flowers with Finesse’ for you in the future.
Whether it be a wedding, special occasion or tasteful sympathy tribute. Please get in touch and I will do my absolute best to help you by providing a personal, professional and reliable service.
The most beautiful Mother's Day flowers created by the very talented Jo - thanks. I almost didn't want to gift them, they were so amazing. With such an eye for detail and stunning arrangement skills, you are in the best hands for all your flower requirement with Flowers with Finesse :)
Joanne made the most amazing full beautiful bouquet 💐 & delivered on my behalf. My friend & work colleague was over the moon to receive something so beautifully made. Joanne puts a special touch to these beautiful creations she makes.
Thank you so much for the beautiful purple and yellow wreath that you made for me. The flowers were stunning and just what I wanted for my dads grave, this being the first fathers day without him. The service you provided was convenient, welcoming and nothing was too much trouble, so thank you.
Just a note to say thanks for organising the bouquet for our 23rd wedding anniversary. Louise absolutely loves them - they still look great several days later. Many thanks for a great bouquet and brilliant service.
Joanne was professional and helpful from the moment I contacted her. Everything she made for my wedding day was exactly what I asked for, if not better! Beautiful flowers and a beautiful service.
Everyone was commenting how lovely they were and my two mothers and my nan were thrilled to bits to be able to take home the centrepieces.
Wow! what can I say. Very friendly service, lots of communication. And an amazing bouquet delivered. Made my life easier as not local. My mum loved the personal finishing touches.
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