After 12 years serving as a weapons technician in the Royal Air Force I decided to move into the civilian world in 2014. Since then I have battled with finding job satisfaction and struggled with mental health issues. Indoor gardening came to me as part of treatment to help my mental health and turned out to be of huge benefit. I am thankfully now staying on top of my mental health and doing well. I fell in love with horticulture and I began thinking about how I could turn this passion into a satisfying career. Being from a technical background I have a keen interest in the lighting technology and built some of my own DIY lighting fixtures using my technical and newly acquired plant knowledge.
I decided to start the business Enchanted Flora to provide customers with high quality yet affordable indoor gardening equipment. I have an agreement with a major brand to distribute their products online through my website and have designs for several of my own brand lighting fixtures being finalised.
My vision is for Enchanted Flora to be a trusted company within the UK to provide it's customers with high quality horticultural lighting at a reasonable cost.
The money raised will be used to put my designs into production and purchase the first batch of stock for retail. Also to secure a storage facility for distribution.
My website will be going live soon. Enchantedflora.com