About Bleujen Florist | Bude

About the Flower ShopFlower

Bleujen florist in Bude is situated among a hamlet of unique arty shops beside a picturesque canal. The word Bleujen comes from the Cornish word for flower, and relates to its local friendly service and advice. The shop its self is modern, contemporary and bright.

Bleujen was established by Erica in 2008 and is a vital part to the community and its members. Although the shop is only small from the beginning everyone knew big things would be created and amazing ideas born.

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Erica Tippett MDPF (British Master) - Florist / OwnerFlower

As the Owner of Bleujen, she leads our happy little team with a bubbly and relaxed style. Erica’s personality is reflected in her bouquets, some bright and loud, others warm and calming. She strives for her work to be different and stunning whatever the occasion. Her experience and enthusiasm for the job has shown throughout.

Since Bleujen has been open Erica has developed further passion for competing and gained a silver guilt 2010 and a silver 2011, a bronze 2012 in the young florist of the year (under 25s) category and gained a silver in 2013 in florist of the year (over 25s)at Chelsea flower show. She became a finalist in ‘British florist association Young florist of the year 2009’.She won the regional heats and then gained a second over all for the ‘Interflora florist of the year competition’ in 2013 at Tatton Park.

Her passion for the business and competing side of floristry will undoubtedly lead her to do future competitions and her creativity is shown in her work at the shop.

In Recent years Erica has gained her ICSF Higher Diploma of Floristry and her NDSF Master Diploma of Professional Floristry.

Sophie Watton - FloristSophie - florist

Sophie has been at Bleujen since 2009. She’s inspired and intrigued buy the more unusual flowers and designs whilst still having a love for the country chic creations.

Since working at Bleujen Sophie has studied at duchy college and gained her level 2 in floristry and has completed her nvq level 3 with an apprenticeship through the shop.

Sophie has also been a busy bee competing in various competitions. She has gained a bronze a RHS Chelsea flower show 2013 . She won the regional heats for the interflora florist of the future competition. And represented the UK at a international competition - Eurofleurs in split Croatia and gain 6th place.

Sophie would like to go on eventually and inspire others to the world of floristry and lovely floral designs and become a teacher.

Sandra Ward - Delivery driverSandra

Sandra has been on the Bleujen team since 2010. Not only is the speediest delivery driver in the south west, she is the most friendly and smiley too.

She thrives to deliver your special design with the up most care and attention.


Bleujen Awards of Excellence

At Bleujen we feel it’s very important to compete and keep the mind active and fresh. I encourage all my members of staff to give it a go. By entering competitions it gives us the freedom to make innovative designs that captivate the designing aspects of our hearts and experiment with magical ideas that have evolved in our minds. We are committed to developing ourselves to our full creative and professional potential, so that we have confidence and value in our work.

Here are some of the awards the Bleujen girls have achieved

  • 2009- BFA - young florist of the year – Second place
  • 2010- RHS Chelsea Flower Show – young florist of the year - Silver gilt
  • 2011- RHS Chelsea Flower Show – Young florist of the year - Silver
  • 2012- RHS Chelsea Flower Show – Young florist of the year – Bronze
  • 2012 – BFA - Young florist of the year - Winner
  • 2013- RHS Chelsea Flower Show – Florist of the year – Silver
  • 2013 – RHS Chelsea flower show – Young florist of the year - Bronze
  • 2013 - Interflora Florist of the year – Second place
  • 2013 – Eurofleurs – international young florist of the year – 6th place
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