I am Elizabeth McKenna. My middle name is Susan. I am the owner of Flowers by Susan. You may recognise me from the BBC Apprentice 2017, I am a candidate this year, I am the potty mad florist from Nottingham. I have big feet, I get them stuck in my mouth every day. But I do try!!
I have been working away in my flower stores in West Bridgford, Nottingham and Southwell, Nottinghamshire since I aquired Flowers by Susan in 1997. I lead a team of highly skilled florists. Flowers by Susan is a team effort.
I was born in Australia, I still have my Australian passport, and have lived in the UK since 1991. My mum is from Leicestershire and she was a £10 pom.
I trained at Brooksby College, Leicestershire, qualifying in 1997. My first business was called Busy Lizzies, which I set up in Shepshed, Leicestershire at when I was 19 supported by the Princes Trust. Since then I have worked as a florist in all manner areas floral, trained and worked as a floristry lecturer and as an apprenticeship trainer, and yes, we have an apprentice!
Life in the flower shop can get a little potty, I am a bit bonkers, but that’s the fun of it. There is always something happening.
Social media is best on instagram: @floristnottingham or twitter: @lizzie_mckenna1
I am a lover of dogs. I have Matilda and Daisy my Australian Cattle Dogs. I have been known to fall off a horse, and trust me when you are my size its a long way down!
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