Newton Poppleford florist Beth opens her first shop in Budleigh Salterton

PUBLISHED: 17:33 24 April 2018

Beth Higgins with former town mayor Alan Dent at the opening of her new Budleigh Salterton shop.

Beth Higgins with former town mayor Alan Dent at the opening of her new Budleigh Salterton shop.

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A florist from Newton Poppleford says opening her very own shop is a dream come true.

Beth Higgins, 23, has been welcomed to Budleigh Salterton after launching Ditsy Blooms in the town on March 30.

Beth has spent the last two years pursuing her career as a florist from home since moving south from Cheshire.

She recently completed a two-year floristry course at Bicton College, where she graduated top of her group with a level two qualification.

After completing the course, Beth launched Ditsy Blooms from her Newton Poppleford home and held Christmas wreath workshops in Sidmouth.

It was at one of these workshops that Beth was alerted to an opportunity to expand her business and could not wait to investigate it further.

Speaking in December last year, she said it was her ‘dream’ to open a shop.

Councillor Alan Dent, mayor of Budleigh, attended the opening and wished Beth ‘every success’. He said: “Beth is a young entrepreneur and provides a welcome addition to the choices on offer within Budleigh.”

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