SPOTLIGHT ON A CAP BUSINESS CLUB MEMBER
Featuring Jackie Beard from Jessabel Flowers
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SPOTLIGHT ON A CAP BUSINESS CLUB MEMBER.
YOU’RE NAME? Jackie Beard
NAME OF YOUR BUSINESS? - Jessabel Flowers
WEBSITE ADDRESS? – www.jessabelflowers.co.uk
WHAT DID YOU DO BEFORE YOUR CURRENT BUSINESS? – Worked long hours for a worldwide brand name company as a Procurement/Materials Manager.
WHAT MADE YOU START YOUR CURRENT BUSINESS? - I wanted to work for myself so that I got back everything that I put in. If I work long hours, its just me to reward.
WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? - Besides flowers and flower arranging, I love to tend to my garden and grow different plants/shrubs etc. We enjoy visiting National Trust properties and also enjoy holidays including cruising. I also like to do anything with arts and crafts, which includes knitting, crocheting, cross-stitch etc. We have 2 grand-daughters and 1 grand-son which we spend time with, this will be increasing to 2 more grand children by the end of 2015. Lastly we (my husband – recently semi-retired) try to walk as exercise as much as possible.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE? - I love the older films such as The Bodyguard, Ghost, Titanic etc don’t have much time to visit the Cinema at the moment.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MEAL? – Roast meals or indian meals
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE UK HOLIDAY DESTINATION? - Cornwall
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION ABROAD? - Hawaii
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE TV PROGRAMME? - Not really a TV person
YOUR FAVOURITE SONG? – At the moment I like Johny Legend singing
WHAT DO YOU MOST ENJOY ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS? - That I am in control, I work when required and also enjoy the free time.
IF YOU HAD A MAGIC WAND WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS? Encourage people to use me for flowers, rather than supermarket flowers.
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 5 YEARS TIME? I will continue to grow the business year on year.
DO YOU HAVE ANY USEFUL TIPS OR IDEAS THAT YOU COULD SHARE WITH THE OTHER CAP MEMBERS? - Be truthful and honest to yourself and mostly believe in yourself.
HOW HAS CAP BUSINESS CLUBS HELPED YOU IN YOUR BUSINESS? - It has given me a great network of people from all walks of life, that will support me openly and honestly. Its like having lots of true friends of which you may not see every week but when you do see them you can pick up where you left off. I hope that CAP members see me in the same way, I have lots of experience of working within industry which has given me lots of tools to use.
Thank you Jackie for spending some time answering these questions
- it's greatly appreciated.
Thank you for the flowers, your help made life so much easier for my son. Thanks. - R L
The flower cupcake looked good enough to eat and was very appropriate. Thank you! - P F
All of the flowers I ordered were delivered and great as usual. Thank you very much. - T P
A good presentation to the group, good to see flowers and also the raffle was a hit. - C A P
An amazing flower demonstration, beautiful quality flowers and foliage, you are such a talented lady - B F C
A beautiful bouquet was delivered free of charge outside the Forest of Dean. Thank You. - C L
A lovely relaxing evening enjoyed by all members, the designs, tips and flowers etc were outstanding. - C S
Thank you for a lovely flower demonstration, the designs and quality of the flowers/foliage were superb. - H Flower Club
Thank you for demonstrating beautiful flower arrangements with a theme of the Queens Jubilee. - P Club
Thank you for an interesting afternoon, the flowers and foliage were amazing and wonderfully arranged. - S J
Thanks for doing the beautiful flowers for our wedding at Clearwell Castle. They were better than I could have imagined and we received so many compliments - J
Thank you so much for the beautiful flowers for our wedding, they were gorgeous! - N & B
Thank you so much for a very entertaining demonstration, everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening. - SFAC
The arrangements were all lovely and very inspiring. Thank You. - P D
“I ordered a bouquet from Jackie for Mothering Sunday and I advised her what I wanted to pay and what flowers my mother liked and disliked (actually hated is the better word) and I made arrangements with her for the delivery of this.
The choice and colours of flowers were beautiful and my mother very much appreciated it. The bouquet came in a box with a plastic bag lining containing water and this meant that the bouquet stayed fresh and intact for me to give to my mother on Sunday. All I had to do was take them out of the box and the plastic bag and put them in a vase. Brilliant for someone who is useless at flower arranging and it meant that my mother could appreciate them immediately. - Susan P
Jessabel Flowers prepared a beautiful bouquet of flowers for my wife for Valentines. They were a perfect combination, prepared to a fairly vague brief and presented so perfectly that my wife almost didn’t want to put them in a vase. And all at a cost (including delivery!!!) that was not very much more than I would have paid for a very ordinary couple of bunches in a man’s normal florist – the supermarket. I would not hesitate to use or recommend Jackie at Jessabel – and I won’t be using the supermarket’s inferior offering again. Mark T
Jackie is both talented and reliable. I have always been impressed with every order. Thank you Jackie, yours services are excellent. Paul J
The flower cupcake arrived perfect, was beautiful and so unusual! Thank you very much. - T R
Once again, a beautiful arrangement for my Mums grave for Mothers Day. Thank you. R F
The box of flowers delivered for Mothers Day were perfect and well accepted. Thanks - I S
Beautiful condition, gorgeous colours - I am so pleased with all of the flowers. - T R
A beautiful afternoon flower demonstration, flowers outstanding and also unusual containers. - R F C
Thank you for the 50 table arrangements and boxed bouquets that you did for our open day, they were beautiful and certainly brightened up the marquees. - D M B
Thank you for the Corsage that you delivered today, it was just right black and white. - P T
Thank you for the wonderful flowers that you did for our wedding. The Drybridge Centre looked amazing - everyone loved the flowers and colours (pink and purple) The topiary trees and pedestals were way above our expectations. The table decorations, so simple but stunning on the mirror bases and my bouquet was beautiful and elegant. Once again thank you from both of us, you certainly made our day. - L & D