| Opening Hours : Monday to Friday 08.30 - 17.00|
(Answerphone if unattended)
(International : +44 1489 787 955)
| (International +44 14 89 79 03 22) |
|We do not serve casual callers at our Trade Only premises, proof of trade status is required for admission.|
Rainbow Florist Supplies Ltd.
Unit 2E, Herald Industrial Estate
|As a TRADE ONLY wholesale supplier, our premises are open ONLY to bona-fide TRADE customers. We DO NOT serve casual callers to our door. |
Our retail sales operation is internet-only, please order via the website.
Open ONLY to bona-fide TRADE customers, our Cash & Carry warehouse is conveniently situated just 2 minutes from Junction 7 of the M27 motorway on the eastern outskirts of Southampton. We have a wide range of silk (polyester) flowers, artificial plants & trees, baskets, ribbons, balloons, glassware & soft toys on display, together with film wraps, sleeves, other packaging & presentation products, florists' greetings cards, envelopes, etc. We hold comprehensive stocks of florists' day-to-day needs including an in-depth stock of OASIS®, NAYLORBASE® & FOAM FRAMES® products and the Val Spicer 'Design Collection' of more than fifty specialised sympathy bases. We are an agent for AirProducts® Heligas and an Accredited Chrysal® flower care stockist.Our three fully stocked sales vehicles call on florists' shops, garden centres, farm shops, confectioners, gift shops and other similar trade customers, on a regular basis, across the South of England & we are the prime supplier to trades on the Isle of Wight. All goods carried on the trucks are available for immediate delivery; the salesperson can also take forward orders for delivery overnight from the warehouse, or at the next scheduled visit.
We are easy to find, just two minutes from Junction 7 of the M27 motorway. FREE PARKING right outside our door, make your visit a day out as we are very close to a flagship Marks&Spencer store!
Rainbow Floral Sundries was started in the 1980's by Harry & Jean Hawkes selling artificial flowers from a small van. Over time Harry progressed through larger vehicles until acquiring a 'nursery' unit at Netley; eventually moving to the present address, then retiring at the end of 1990.
The business was then purchased by its current owner, Paul Bulpit, and continued to grow - opening hours and product ranges were extended & a truck was now needed as a full-time salesman joined; the business moved into a larger unit, next door. A second van & salesperson came on board to further extend coverage of the South's florists, and in 1996 the firm became a limited company by acquiring the stock, staff & assets of Power's (CF) Ltd., of Chandler's Ford, which lead to acquiring a third van.
By then, the adjoining warehouse had been taken & the firm now has over 5500 square feet of space over two floors.
The website was launched in March 2005 & in 2006 we acquired the next adjoining warehouse - we now occupy the whole block!
|Managing Director: - Paul Bulpit|
Sales & Marketing Director: - Sue Richards
Internet Sales Desk - Rachael Hall, 0800 212 869
Admin & Accounts - Julie Vincent, 01 489 787 955
Cash'n'Carry Supervisor - Sally-Ann Rendell
Warehouse Supervisor - Mike Norman
With nearly forty years in the trade & coming to Rainbow in 1996 from Power's (CF) Ltd, Nick covers these areas from his base in the north of Hampshire:
North Hampshire, Surrey,
North Sussex, West Kent
Call him on 07 933 147 142
Based in Bournemouth & with nearly thirty years experience, Sue joined Rainbow in 1992 & is well known to our florists in these areas:
Southampton, New Forest,
Dorset, South Wiltshire
& fringes of Somerset
Call her on 07831 624 515
|Prices EXCLUDE VAT & DELIVERY (where applicable)|
TRADE customers MUST register with us & login.
Free delivery offer applies to UK Mainland only, off-shore will incur surcharge.