Meet East End Flower Market's Team
Introducing East End Flower Markets team.
Justine is the co-owner and creative mind behind East End Flower Market.
She has been a qualified florist for over 15+ years. Her floristry skills have taken her many places including working in the UK. Her passion for floristry and the encouragement from Josh, has now brought her to open East End Flower Market for the past three years.
Justine is known as being a very laid back, down to earth person with a design and creative mindset like no other. Walking into East End Flower Market shows just a tiny bit of Justine’s creativity.
The team continually look up to Justine as she always has new, modern ideas flowing through the business. Justine is a determined, hard working person who also doesn’t mind a few G&T’s on the weekend with her close bunch of friends.
Josh is co-owner and business mind behind East End Flower Market .
You may recognise him as our number Uno courier, who delivers to you seven days a week. Josh works tirelessly to guarantee our customers flowers are delivered on time, always.
Whilst Justine more so handles the creative side of EEFM, Josh is the brains behind it all. The duo combined are an unstoppable pairing, who have already achieved amazing things going into their third year of business.
If you catch Josh about the streets make sure you stop him to have a good chat about soccer, or his love for dad jokes.. he also loves a good cup of tea.
Charlotte is the youngest (but longest serving) member on our team, but don’t let her age fool you. She has many years of wisdom and is great with advice, be it life, love or colour tone choices for your next East End Flower Market arrangement.
When she’s not working, you can find Charlotte experimenting, researching and tending to her very large indoor plant collection. Get her to show you a picture or twenty of how she looks after each of our EEFM plants.
Charlottes hobbies include singing to her favourite trashy tunas with her closest girlfriends, interior design and all things family related (She loves her family so much she chooses to work with them everyday). Charlotte loves to chat and learn about anything so come on in and let her teach you or you teach her something today!
East End Flower Market first met Imogen when she designed the East End Flower Market logo, the current team loved her enthusiasm and hilarious personality. In the middle of 2016 Imogen kept doing design work for us but also picked up the apron and became EEFM’s newest employee.
With a love for design, Imogen is always looking for the next thing to create, whether its graphics, textiles, different floristry creations or even many crafternoons designing clothes. Similar to her bouquets, she’s out there and loves experimenting with the ‘Florist Choice’ option available in the East End Flower Market range.
Imogen has a love for cycling, volunteering and design. She is a fun and hilarious person to be around, and turns anything into a fun time. She also has a secret talent of being able to quote the whole of Peep Show or The Office (UK). She is the life of the party. Come in store and let her tell you a crazy joke, which always has our staff in stiches.
East End Flower Market first met Amy as a frequent customer who brought in a wonderful energy. She was promoted from one of our most valuable customers to EEFM team member/junior florist (We knew her charismatic personality was needed more often than just her regular flower fix).
Amy has a passion for Pilates and when she’s not making beautiful bouquets. Amy also loves Christmas time, it is her favourite time of the year and she will not doubt have bauble bauble earrings on, and a Christmas song ready to sing if requested.
You will recognise Amy because she always has a big smile on her face, bringing laughter and conversation to East End Flower Market, Amy will always brighten your day.
Darcy is someone you can’t not get along with. Coming from Mundulla in SA, Darcy is a country girl who loves a good joke, making the most out of everything and saying some classic one liners (which we love!!!).
When coming into East End Flower Market you will notice Darcy’s energy making our shop a happy and chirpy place to be! She is always up for a laugh, a schnity at the Cumby with friends and going to the beach. Come in store today to see Darcy’s beautiful arrangements and hear her really good one liners.
Sofia adds a beautiful energy to our store that perfectly embodies the oasis we want our store to be. Sofia is half East Timorese and half Austrian, and in fact has visited both East Timor and Austria. She is a classical violinist and have been playing for 15 years - she is also a newly trained yoga instructor. She wows us constantly with the amazing talents she holds, which is why we weren't surprise how easily she picked up EEFM's floristry style. Come in store today to let Sofia make a perfect Wild Flower Bouquet for you!
When Sofia isn't in the store, she loves to go for a bush walk, drink tea, go bouldering, cycle to the beach, bake cookies, spend time with my friends, family, and the love of her life- her Labrador, Brandy.
Tom is one of our beloved couriers. He was introduced to East End Flower Market by Charlotte (being Charlotte's partner), he began working with us in busy periods, i.e. Valentine's Day or Mother's Day. He has since starting with us every week as he works and studies Optometry at Flinders University. He sure does love all things to do with Health whether thats study, fitness, other's mental and physical health. He aspires one day to be a doctor. He also is a big fan of all things meme related, and quoting all movies/tv shows he's watched - so if you see him running around smashing out his deliveries grab him for a conversation and put him to the test.
Introducing our Ashlyn - She brings a very calming, kind and down to earth energy to EEFM! She absolutely loves being outdoors whether thats rock climbing or surfing. After completing her degree in Speech Pathology, Ashlyn worked a few years in the field and decided to find another job that keeps her outdoors and doing something creative, bringing her to EEFM at the perfect time! Ashlyn also has lots of other amazing jobs and qualities, including being a talented photographer. Come in store today and meet Ashlyn, get her to make a beautiful big bouquet just for you, you will be absolutely wrapped with her, just like we are.
Introducing our latest and greatest Bonnie. Bonnie has worked in and out of floristry for over the last ten years - where her paths crossed with Justine previously in floristry! Bonnie is a hard worker, who has already shown us how amazing she can be jumping straight into 2019's Mother's Day and excelling. Bonnie also has qualifications within Visual Merchandising which helps make sure our store is up to perfect standards! Bonnie enjoys spending her time with family and friends, especially with her husband Samuel and dog Murray!
Henry may be our favourite team member (Sh, don’t tell everyone else). He’s very quiet, very respectful to flowers and boy oh boy is he beautiful. He can do shake, roll over and sit. So if you’re lucky to spot him, make sure you get him to pull out all the tricks. He only comes in store when Charlotte really nags Josh and Justine, but when he comes in you’ll probably see him on our Instagram Stories and Photos. And yes he loves you too.
Introducing our little Bede! We don't want to tell Hennas, but this little guy has really blown our socks off and we are all in love. Son to Justine and Josh, but since his first day at work he has gained a lot of aunties and uncles from the EEFM family. We think he truly is our biggest asset to the business. Some may chuck the word around 'distraction' in the workplace, but we'd say he actually makes us work harder (He's a major incentive, we work hard so we can get a little cuddle in any time we can)! He's already grown into a supervisor position as he sits in his chair chatting away at us, telling us to work harder (How we translate his baby chit chat anyway).