Northumbrian floral designer blossoming in stately home

Northumbrian floral designer blossoming in stately home
April 28 15:01 2014 Print This Article

Carole King, owner and floral designer of Ashington based La Sweet Boutique, is set to work and assist on the floral decor for the Duke of Devonshire’s stately home Chatsworth House in May.

The company has only been trading since January following intensive support from the free Business Northumberland initiative. Already, Carole has worked with high profile and charitable projects such as the United Kingdom Miss Galaxy Pageant and the red carpet ball at the Hilton, Newcastle in aid of St Oswalds Hospice.

Business Northumberland offers established and start-up businesses in the county free support in reaching their full growth potential. It is a free service that provides business advice and support to anyone thinking about starting a business in Northumberland and also offers business coaching to existing businesses with growth ambitions. Business Northumberland is jointly funded by Arch, The Northumberland Development Company, Northumberland County Council and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Carole said: “I cannot believe how much La Sweet Boutique has achieved since we started, already we have a number of loyal customers and have worked for high profile events such as Newcastle’s own Miss Junior Galaxy and Miss Teen Great Britain in Blackpool. Business Northumberland have been great in helping us get started and making it happen!”

The Northumbrian floral designer provides bespoke floral displays, wedding flowers, corporate and sympathy flowers to businesses and customers across the North-East. She has now been chosen to work alongside renowned freelance floral designer Jonathon Moseley from Derbyshire and fellow Northumbrian, Danielle Webster.

Business Northumberland business advisor, Ian Coull, claimed: “We’re thrilled with the progress made by Carole and La Sweet Boutique so far, she has done extremely well to win so much work and cater for so many events already. We’re sure she has a colourful future ahead of her!”

Chatsworth House has 126 rooms, with nearly 100 of them closed to visitors. The home of the Duke of Devonshire is well-adapted to allow the family to live privately in their apartments while the house is open to the public as a major tourist attraction in Derbyshire. The house was also used in The Duchess, featuring Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes, and The Wolfman, with Benicio del Toro and Anthony Hopkins.

Carole will also be featuring at the free ‘Start your Business 2014’ networking event on Saturday 26th April at Woodhorn museum, telling her story so far with other emerging and proven Northumbrian entrepreneurs. Others joining the initiative include Hugo Douglas of Plum of London, Stephen and Rachel Miller of Smile Through Sport, Paul Walsh of Trunk Reclaimed and Kate Dawson of the All-In-One-Company amongst many others.

In addition to running workshops, Business Northumberland is also able to provide business support and advice through its knowledgeable business support team. Further information on the support available can be found at  

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