A SMALL business in Burnham-on-Sea has managed to thrive this year, despite the challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic.

Julia Newman, a florist in Burnham-on-Sea, decided to deliver flowers to cheer people up during lockdown.

And now, she has decided to open a shop in the town.

“I am so overwhelmed with the support the local community has shown my business, especially during the course of the pandemic when I have been as busy as ever,” said Julie.

“This had led to me opening the shop.

“I am really hoping that the shop will be a symbol of positivity for the local community, showing that even though times are tough and some businesses are suffering badly, that there is still hope for our resilient local high street.”

Julia’s Flowers will be opening after the lockdown at Shop 2 College Court, College Street, Burnham On Sea, TA8 1AR.

Ms Newman has more than 36 years of experience and started her career learning the art of flower design before her wedding, so she could create her own bridal bouquets.

She is excited to offer a “boutique florist experience” in the heart of Burnham-on-Sea.

She picks fresh flowers from local nurseries and will design the bunch based around the customers personality and the occasion.

After Ms Newman has picked a single flower as a starting point, she will then weave together the rest of the collection to create a design.

Bows and ribbons are then added if needed.

All the flowers will come with an oasis of water, which will keep them fresh.

“I understand how special flowers can be.

“I put love and dedication into all my arrangements and I believe I have a good eye for detail.

“I am so excited to be opening the shop and can’t wait to meet customers,” she added.

Ms Newman will create flower arrangements for funerals, weddings, birthdays, christenings, other celebrations and bouquets to treat yourself or a loved one.

To find out more visit flowersbyjulia.co.uk