Les Miserables – jamais
Susan Boyle is not the only one to dream a dream. So many businesses have been created because of the dreams that their founders have had. So with Armada and so with Kally Ellis.
Kally wanted to leave her career with a French bank but had no vision for the future. At least not until she had a dream of making a beautiful bouquet. She awoke from her dream and knew with conviction what she needed to do with her destiny.
Taking her redundancy, she purchased a failing florist shop in Shoreditch in London’s East End. She then rebadged the shop and called it McQueens.
No Eliza Doolittle is our Miss Ellis. She set her sights on the high-end of the floristry trade, supplying Vanity Fair, Claridges, Harrods and a host of other prestige clients. McQueens has flourished over the years and now runs floristry courses from their Old Street premised. Head Office is now in very smart accommodation in Bethnal Green. Who knows how Kally’s dream will continue to bloom.
Sometimes we should all stop, take breath and see if our dreams are talking to us. Over 40 years ago I had my dream and I am still living it and loving it.