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Clare Cook, founder of The Flower Project, seen here on her delivery bike and some of her bouquets. Picture: Keith Heppell
Clare Cook, founder of The Flower Project, seen here on her delivery bike and some of her bouquets. Picture: Keith Heppell

A new flowers-by-bike delivery service is now open for business.

The Flower Project, which is run by Milton-based Clare Cook, is an environmentally friendly way of delivering flowers across the city.

“I am so excited to have started a business that includes my passion for flowers and cycling while focusing on being environmentally friendly and sustainable,” says Clare of her first business start-up.

“I originally did my own wedding flowers,” says Clare of the origins of the company. “Then I acquired an NVQ in floristry from Easton & Otley College in Ipswich – it was the closest college I could find doing floristry.

“I then got some experience, working in a local florist for nearly a year, before taking a few months off to decide where I wanted to take it. That’s when I came up with The Flower Project.

“It’s an eco-friendly service, right through to the sustainable packaging.”

The Flower Project offers next-day delivery – “but you can collect the same day” – and aims for British-grown flowers, “though it’s not the right time of the year just yet, the quantity of British-grown flowers will be increasing in April and May”.

Where possible, Clare intends to use local businesses to develop the service.

“A local illustrator, Laura Middleton, designed the floristry card,” she says.

With options including bouquets and plants, Clare has simplified the ordering process by having three options to choose from. An introductory 10 per cent discount – the promo code at the check-out stage is ‘INTRO2020’ – is applicable to all flowers and plants until the end of April.

“So the discount covers Mothering Sunday on March 22,” adds Clare. “We’ll also be doing deliveries on Mothering Sunday. The price is all-inclusive, so that’s delivery, packaging and the card .”

Bouquets of the moment are Carnival, Vintage and Lucky Dip, all available on the website.

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