Here at Wickham & Taylor Ltd creativity and quality are at the heart of everything we do. We are a family business run by Carole and supported by Martin and Buffy the Labradoodle. We proudly offer a wide selection of floral items for weddings, funerals, corporate events or just because. Carole can create stunning arrangements in classic, traditional, modern and vintage styles.
We offer a wide range of gifts, glassware, teddies, candles, balloons and cards to accompany your flowers. Based in Barnsley we cover the local area for floral arrangements and are able to offer a delivery service within a 10 mile radius of our shop on Dodworth Road, Barnsley. With regard to weddings and events we cover a 25 mile radius but love the challenge of a new venue further afield.
We have an excellent reputation for high quality and standards. Fresh flower deliveries direct from Holland, together with our temperature controlled flower fridge, ensures that we are able to offer you a freshness guarantee.
Fatigued by a career in the NHS, in 2012 I decided to channel my natural creative flair into floristry. Floristry is my passion and my job. I spent years creating, designing and making dance costumes for my daughters and other dancers for competitions and shows. When they had grown up and no longer needed me for that part of their life I realised flowers were the perfect medium to express myself. I helped out at a prestigious Barnsley florist as a Saturday girl gaining a wealth of experience and knowledge and at this time started to build up the venue styling element of the business. In March 2016 I became a fully qualified florist. The transition into floristry came so naturally and on day one of my floristry course I knew that I should have been doing it all along.
Martin has worked for the NHS for 40 years and enjoys working with people. Whilst still working for the NHS he is Carole’s right hand man. You will often see Martin out delivering flowers or meticulously putting the chair covers on at events, whilst listening to Plant Rock. His structured and methodical approach ensures that each chair cover is pristine and all chairs perfectly in line. As well as deliveries and involvement in other aspects of setting up venues, for example, assembling the Twinkle products and Candy Cart, Martin looks after the accounts and undertakes website maintenance.
Buffy, our Labradoodle, is the latest member of the team and joined in July 2016. Although not much help in the shop she loves to meet and greet all our customers.