A blooming good business pays the Living Wage

Labour councillors Tony Belton and Kate Stock visit Battersea Flower Station

Battersea Flower Station is perfectly described on their website as a ‘beautiful and magic place in the heart of Wandsworth’.

Visiting Battersea Flower Station is like taking a trip to a true ‘secret garden’, full of plants, flowers, shrubs and pots, with a quaint tin shed gift shop.

John is the founder of this independent local business, which opened six years ago.  John share some local history with us: the site is where the horses from Battersea Park were kept, and before that where the barrows from the market on Battersea High Street were stored, and before that, a long time ago, there was a flower shop at the Battersea Park Road entrance.

All the team at Battersea Flower Station are paid at least Living Wage.  This is really important to John in keeping the team valued and cherished.  Retail is a tough world right now, and there is so much online competition for plants and flowers. None of the big-name supermarkets or online florists are accredited as Living Wage employers.

Battersea Flower Station is a very special place in our community and we’d encourage people to support it.  Christmas trees will be available from December 1st and you can book a flower delivery across South London six days a week.

Thank you, Battersea Flower Station, for being blooming marvellous and we wish you every success.

Author: Wandsworth Labour

News and opinion from Wandworth Labour councillors

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