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Poppies Florist Bournemouth Ltd is a family business, the business has two branches one  in Kinson situated at 1440 Wimborne Road, Kinson, Bournemouth BH10 7AS  and  the other in Christchurch at 107 Bargates, Christchurch, BH23 1QH.  The family have lived in Kinson, Dorset, since February 1998 after moving from Larkhill in Wiltshire after Dad left the army. As the company is a family business there are 4 directors of the company, Kathy (Mum), Bob (Dad), Samantha (Sam) and Kimberley (Kim).

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Kathy, On arrival in Kinson Kathy found a job with Somerfield’s. Kathy worked at the Kinson branch of Somerfield’s for 11 years then transferred to Moordown and has been there for four years as a manager.  Kathy has always wanted to work in a florists as she has an artistic streak, so when the opportunity arose for us to open a second branch in Christchurch we jumped at the chance so that Kathy could be in floristry full time.

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Sam has 18 years experience in floristry, she moved to Bournemouth 18 months prior to the rest of the family so that she could start her training. She is fully qualified and is passionate about flowers. She is extremely enthusiastic about the business as it has always been her dream and is training both her mum and sister in floristry. Sam is married to Joey and they have a son called Oliver.

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Kim has worked in administration since she was 16 years old, but has taken to floristry extremely well; she is ready to take her career in an entirely new direction. Kim has two sons, Daniel and Benjamin and spreads her time between working in the florist, looking after the three boys, attending wedding shows and helping with the administration.

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Bob left the Army in Nov 1998 after 22 years’ service in the Gunners; he then started to work within the Security Industry firstly working from Winchester for 5 years before gaining promotion and running a business from Gatwick leaving in Sep 2012. Bob is the administrator and general gopher for the business as he has NO artistic qualities at all.
   

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