Rainbow Florist Supplies is a family run business located in Hedge End near Southampton. Our Cash and Carry Warehouse (open to bona fide TRADE customers only) is conveniently located just off J7 of the M27, very near to the large Hedge End Retail Park, which contains a flagship M&S Store, amongst others.
We stock a wide range of silk (polyester) flowers, artificial plants & trees, baskets, ribbons, balloons, glassware & soft toys, together with film wraps, sleeves, ribbons, other packaging & presentation products, florists' greetings cards, envelopes, wires, tools, and seasonal items.
We carry 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 Accredited Chrysal® flower care stockist, and an APAC Official Distributor.
The business was founded 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 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 further expansion and a third salesvan.
By then, the adjoining warehouse had been taken & the firm now has over 5500 square feet of space over two floors.
Since the launch of the Rainbow Florist Supplies website in 2005 the business has continued to expand and now occupies 3 adjacent buildings.
Managing Director: - Paul Bulpit
Sales & Marketing Director: - Sue Richards
Admin & Accounts - Julie Vincent
Cash'n'Carry Supervisor & Qualified Florist - Sally-Ann Rendell
Warehouse Supervisor - Mike Norman
Van Sales covering (North Hants, Surrey, North Sussex, West Kent) - Nick Halton
Van Sales (Southampton, New Forest, Dorset, South Wilts & fringes of Somerset) - Sue Phillips
Our other online businesses are: www.Flower-Stands.co.uk; www.SilkFloralShop.co.uk and www.Christmas-Decor.co.uk