Here's a tough question - How many people do you know that don't like chocolate?....hmmm..like me not many! That's why our bouquets are so popular even with sweet tooth sport stars and celebrities!
I am lucky to have a great job in helping people find that elusive, totally bespoke and original gift that they know will be well received and more importantly a gift that they will remember and adore.
I remember the weeks following my redundancy (transport industry) back in 2011 when I felt I don't really want another job if I can help it, maybe I can use my modest redundancy to start a small business? Initially I looked at all kind of ideas but I noticed someone trying to sell chocolate explosion franchises and then I realised the power of the chocolate gift market but thought I could improve on the product and do them myself.
After trial, error, mistakes and quite literally awful bouquets (!!) I eventually developed a style design that meant I would be happy to both receive and give them as gifts.
I shared with friends and family feeback was great and then I hired a small stand in a shopping precinct locally over a weekend and sold out! Then I knew there was an opportunity and over the years I have refined and developed the range to suit those who want the best but pay a reasonable price, especially compared to a good bouquet of flowers.
Over the years i have bult up a solid customer base all over the UK and overseas and despite the many cheap looking poor quality bouquets now on the market, I pride that I make with intense detail and deliver large size bouquets made with top quality components especially the paper.
My husband Ray is a marketing and customer service professional and so he has helped a lot in the promotion and helping customers alike, so we make a good team - most of the time :)...even though he does pinch from my stock at times!
My dog Daisy (Golden Retriever) is my constant companion lying near me when I am busy making!
Great designs and detail
When I set up Coco Blooms four years ago I knew that I had to find a quality product that could easily stand up against a £30 - £40 quality bouquet of flowers from M&S and I know our bouquets have achieved that and I am always delighted to read and hear the wonderful compliments customers give me about my creations. Before any bouquet is finished I need to ensure the three key principles have been applied:
All occasions, UK delivery
From our standard range to the specials we create for Valentine, Mothers Day, Easter and Christmas our bouquets find themselves to people all over the UK through our quality floral packaging and next day despatch UPS courier service. It's essential the bouquet arrives in the same top condition as when it left my workshop desk so we take great care in packing and working with couriers we trust - the Coco Blooms difference.
We also undertake bespoke chocolate bouquets where we can vary the chocolate types (e.g. dark, white) and colour themes and containers to match any event theme. Just ask if you have something in mind we can normally make something perfect to fit.
Fancy learning how to make a chocolate bouquet to the Coco Blooms standard? Interested in making and selling them for fun and profit? If you are interested then I would be delighted to teach you all I know whether you learn yourself with my ebooks and support or at my 1-2-1 days (UK only) Either way you learn from me exactly how to create the same standard as I do!
The market for chocolate bouquets is considerable and despite competition, we find our bouquets are at the top end of the quality scale and are always in demand. We have trained others to set up their own independent businesses trained by us or for those crafty people who simply want to make quality bouquets for their friends and family.
If you are interested in training or setting up your own regional chocolate bouquet business - please visit our training pages for more information.
Thank you for visiting our website and I hope you find a design that is suitable for your gift occasion, as always I would be delighted to hear from you with any comments, suggestions or special requests. You can email me direct to firstname.lastname@example.org