A MUM-OF-THREE who left her job in sales to launch a new creative project feels that things are falling into place to grow her business.

Describing herself as a creative, Katy Quinn had long wanted to build something of her own and so decided to launch 'Cheshire Paper Flowers' at the start of the year.

With paper flowers extremely popular in other parts of the world, Katy feels that she has latched onto a niche project where she can create large, colourful, and bespoke creations that are also sustainable and eco-friendly.

Slowly building her business over the past few months, mum-of-three Katy said this is something that has impressed her clients as opposed to regular flower or balloon collections.

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Katy has created bespoke designs for weddings and special occasionsKaty has created bespoke designs for weddings and special occasions (Image: Katy Quinn)
With Katy providing her creations for weddings and other special occasions, she has also pitched up at regional markets and festivals, such as Stockton Heath Festival, where she says customers have been "bowled over" by the size, colour, and craft of the flowers.

Katy has also had her handmade creations showcased in a Newton-le-Willows bridal shop window, and following a 'Women in Business' networking event, she has secured further opportunities for her business to grow.

In collaboration with Altrincham Business Improvement District (BID) and the Royal Horticultural Society, Katy will have 40 floral installations showcased in shop windows all along Altrincham's high street from next week, as part of a 'Petal Pathway' to brighten up high streets.

Some of Katy's designs have been made six feet tallSome of Katy's designs have been made six feet tall (Image: Katy Quinn)
Speaking about her business, Katy, 52, said: "I have always been a creative and I've always loved the idea of having something that I have created on display in shop windows.

"After leaving my job, I wanted to make a real go of something that I'm passionate about, while also sustaining my family.

"I think the 'Petal Pathway' is a groundbreaking opportunity to attract people to the high street and to springboard my business.

"I can't quite believe that seven months ago I had never made any of these flowers before and now I'm having these opportunities!".

Mum-of-three KatyMum-of-three Katy (Image: Katy Quinn)
More information about Cheshire Paper Flowers can be found here.