Local Business Heroes - Flower and Flame

Just in time for Mothers' Day we are delighted to introduce you to an indie business providing stunning, long-life floristry and slow-burning, luxury candles. (And shhhh, don't tell Mum - our cardholders get 5% off all orders!)

What brought you to Colchester? What is your background?

Love brought me here! My partner is from Suffolk and I grew up in South Wales. I was working in London when we met so moving to Colchester was our middle point. I feel right at home here. The beautiful countryside and stunning town is something really to be proud of.

Why did you decide to start an independent business in Colchester? 
There has never been a better time to start a business in Essex. With the rise of the ‘Essex superstar’ via Love Island, The Only Way Is Essex etc and a continually rising social domestic income per household in the county, it's an exciting time to be trading post a gloomy recession. Looking at the Colchester High Street alone in the past 6 months so many new faces have arrived. It feels thriving! What am amazing feeling!

Tell us some more about your business and your vision for your company.

All of my products deliver long-life luxury. Expect to find the very best in slow burning, eco-friendly candles and long-life, real flowers that last for 1 year minimum.


What do you like about running a business in Colchester? What are the challenges?

Working and giving back to your community feels really special (My suppliers are mainly Essex based). I also have the chance to see my little puppy Jackie more and take her on lunchtime walks! Lucky her and me!

Where’s your favourite place to eat/drink in the town right now?

Church Street Tavern and Grain are amazing. I’m also a huge fan of food stall What the Peck! on the market. Drinks wise you cannot beat Three Wise Monkeys.

Where is Colchester ‘best kept secret’ in your opinion? What do you like to do most when not running your business? 

Best kept secret for me has to be Highwoods Country Park – it is so huge and beautiful and you can walk for hours barely passing another soul! I’m a big country walker at heart so most of my time is spent doing that!

Would your business be willing to offer a small discount or free gift upon purchase to holders of the Colchester Life Discount Card? 

Yes – 5% off.

All Flower & Flame's contact and social media details are in our directory listing.