Funky Flowers – creating stylish flowers with passion since 2007
Funky Flowers was founded by local florist Louise Coughlan back in 2007. Louise grew up in the local area and put down roots in West Drayton to start a family. With 2 young children, Louise didn’t want to return to a 9-5 office job, but instead decided to follow her dream to be a florist.
Having grown up with a passion for flowers and creative flair, Louise enrolled in a Floristry Course at London Hillingdon College. Whilst studying, Louise started working for her floristry tutor to gain further experience and began delivering flowers and conditioning stems. Louise’s dedication, eye to detail and design skills saw her progress quickly within the business to Senior Florist.
After gaining her NVQ Level 2 floristry qualification and an amazing few years working in the industry learning tricks of the trade, Louise’s ambition to open her own shop led her back to West Drayton. She found the perfect shop, applied for a young entrepreneurs grant and the rest, they say, is history! On September 3rd 2007, at just 24 years old, Louise opened the doors of her very own flower shop, Funky Flowers.
Louise has worked determinedly over the past 11 years to build her business, and Funky Flowers has a reputation for bespoke, stylish bouquets and outstanding customer service. Still not quite believing her florist shop is 11 years old now, Louise still loves working with seasonal blooms (and can’t name her favourite flower, she loves them all!), snipping stems and designing bespoke flowers that really mean something to her customers. Often found knee deep in a daily flower delivery of fresh flowers or hand-tying a bouquet with luxury ribbon, Louise is always at the heart of her floristry business.
Louise’s talent with flowers has also reached further than West Drayton – she was privileged to be asked to design engagement flowers for Ed Sheeran (no Super Market flowers for him!). She has also regularly created floral designs for Pinewood Studios and was delighted when her flowers were used for Sir Roger Moore's celebration of life event.
Having been locally born and raised, West Drayton has a special place in Louise’s heart. She loves working in the tight knit, friendly community and over the 11 years Funky Flowers has been open she has been able to meet most of the local people and businesses. Louise is honoured to be able to give something back to the West Drayton community through her flowers. Whenever she can, Louise is often involved with local school fetes and church fayres, charity fundraisers such as MacMillan coffee mornings and local care homes.
Why not pop in to Funky Flowers at 4 Mulberry Parade in West Drayton, so you can meet louise and her friendly bunch of florists?