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BB Podcast Episode 16: Nick Priestly

“This job has never felt like work.”

-Nick Priestly

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Nick Priestly instructing a workshop attendee

Today we’re sitting down with Nick Priestly, owner of Mood Flowers and Flower School Glasgow, as well as co-owner of MUD Urban Flowers in Glasgow, Scotland to discuss:

  • how he ended up in the flower business (hint: it wasn’t exactly a life-long dream!)
  • what led him to co-host the Chapel Designer European Conferences with Holly Chapple
  • how his business background keeps his flower businesses profitable
  • the many facets of his flower business portfolio
  • the story behind the MUD “Little Bouquet”
  • why he said at one point, “I’m not going to be a florist.”
  • how he finds time to relax and what helps take his mind off his fast-paced businesses
  • how he handles competition
  • why he believes his most experienced staff member has remained at Mood Flowers
  • how he gets to freelance for his own company
  • how he was able to decrease the number of  staff members while still making a good living
  • how he runs three businesses from an 1800 sq. ft. studio space
  • how a messy studio sometimes works in his favor with potential clients
  • MUD Urban Flowers franchise opportunities on the horizon

A red bouquet in front of a teal dragon statue by Nick Priestly

Links mentioned in Ep. 16 with Nick Priestly:

Nick Priestly hangs a floral design from the ceiling

Links of Interest:

Mood Flowers: Website |Instagram| Facebook

Flower School Glasgow : Website | Instagram | Facebook

MUD Urban Flowers: Website | Instagram | Facebook

Images courtesy of Andrew Rae Photography,  MUD Urban Flowers, and Flower School Glasgow


BB Podcast Sound Engineer: Landon McGee

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  1. Jil Peterson says:

    Great to hear you Nick!
    Super interview, thanks to you all
    X Jil

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