Newton Poppleford florist sets sights on opening first shop

PUBLISHED: 07:00 29 December 2017

Beth Higgins (sitting bottom left) at a recent wreath making class.

Beth Higgins (sitting bottom left) at a recent wreath making class.

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A young entrepreneur is hoping to open her first shop less than a year after setting up her business.

Beth Higgins launched Ditsy Blooms in February and has in the run up to Christmas held wreath-making classes.

The 22-year-old florist has been working from her home in Newton Poppleford but dreams of opening her own shop in Devon and also near her mum in Chester.

Beth, who has completed courses in floristry at Bicton College, said: “At the moment it is like living in a jungle, you cannot even see the kitchen there is so much.

“My dream is to have a shop here and up by my mum so we could run it together.”

She advised any other young people wanting to start their own business to have the want to do it and go for it.

Beth said: “If you don’t go for it, it is never going to happen.”

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