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A.W. Lymn Expand In-house Florist Team as Business Blooms

Nottinghamshire’s largest independent funeral directors, A.W. Lymn The Family Funeral Service, has expanded its florist team with five new starters to meet the growing demand for flower tributes for all occasions.

First established in 1999, City Flowers is the in-house floristry department of A.W. Lymn The Family Funeral Service. It supplies the highest quality floral arrangements to all 27 of the fifth-generation family business’s funeral homes across Nottinghamshire and South Derbyshire and indeed for funerals conducted by any other funeral business.

Although part of the A.W. Lymn funeral business, City Flowers create bespoke floral arrangements for all occasions including weddings, anniversaries and birthdays.

Joining the team is Fiona Moore, as Florist Manager, Sam Taylor, Marie French and Jacqueline Kennedy as Florists, and Olivia Taylor as a trainee florist. Between them, the team has almost 50 years’ experience in the florist industry.

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. Our aim is to provide the best service possible and thereby give our clients the perfect floral arrangements for whatever event it may be. By growing our team, we are able to offer additional flexibility whilst continuing to deliver a personal, tailored experience to all our clients.”

When it comes to requests, City Flowers can turn its hand to almost anything, with some intricate displays, such as airplanes and letterboxes, taking an entire day to prepare.

On becoming City Flowers Florist Manager, Fiona said: “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.”

City Flowers is renowned for its fresh flower service, offering next day delivery for funeral and sympathy tributes. Yet, 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 – but the team still managed to fulfil all orders.

Nigel added: “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.”