Introducing Mums at Work Club Member Lynne McBennett from Lily Rose Floral Designs - This is her story of how she started her business.

Introducing Mums at Work Club Member Lynne McBennett from Lily Rose Floral Designs

“My name is Lynne and I’m mum to 4 children – James 11, Lily 9, Matthew 8 and Luke 6.

My background is in sales and marketing spending my early career in Coca Cola followed by Yellow Pages. I took redundancy from Yell in 2014. Following a couple of months off I got a job with Greer Publication managing the Ulster Grocer magazine (maternity cover) and then I took a full time position with U105 looking after sales in the greater Belfast, County Down, Armagh & Antrim area. Following 9months with U105 my health started to suffer – working full time with 4 young children and a husband working in Dublin proved too much.I got the big full time job – but the cost on my health was a high price to pay, I left after 9 months for a variety of reasons – health was the main one – more on that another time!

Since then I worked in a variety of consultancy roles with a printing company, pharmacy etc and when my mum was diagnosed with breast cancer last April I decided that I would do something for myself – I had no childcare and had trained in floristry years before so decided to take the bull by the horns and set up Lily Rose Floral Designs. I love flowers and find them as my therapy so it’s a win win and can work it around the children.

Your health is your wealth I am acutely of that and sometimes when I find myself under pressure I gotta remember that – I have 4 happy healthy kids and keeping myself right for them is crucial and thankfully my business gives me the opportunity to do that. Looking forward to meeting some of you on Wednesday night at The Merchant and getting to know you all in this fabulous group “

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