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BB Podcast Episode 51: Lorna Stuart Trainor

Nov 25, 2019

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Lorna Stuart Trainor in a black-and-white striped shirt

Today we’re visiting with Lorna Stuart Trainor, owner of A Room in Bloom located in Athlone, Ireland to discuss:

  • her winding career path from archaeology to floristry
  • how she decided it was time to take a leap and open her own retail flower shop
  • the loneliness of being a business owner and how she has overcome it
  • the conversation which led her to rethink her business model
  • her transition from retail florist to by-appointment only event florist
  • customer reactions to her business model shift
  • the value of both hiring freelancers and working as a freelancer
  • handling the expectations of clients
  • the special bond she’s created with two of her industry peers, Jenny and Sylvia
  • the weekend she won two awards for her wedding florals and…Rugby Player of the Year!

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Mentioned in Ep. 51 with Lorna Stuart Trainor:

A bride and bridesmaids with floral design by Lorna Stuart Trainora wedding by Lorna Stuart Trainor

Kelly McAllister Photography

See more from Lorna Stuart Trainor here:

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Jenny Murphy, Lorna Stuart Trainor, and Sylvia Abraham pose in front of a floral arrangement

(L-R) Jenny Murphy, Lorna Stuart Trainor, Sylvia Abraham

Today’s episode is brought to you by:

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Co-Hosts: Amy McGee (Botanical Brouhaha) & Maggie Bailey (Bramble & Bee)

BB Podcast Sound Engineer: Landon McGee




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