I decided to launch Grand Finale Gift Wrapping Services (based in Wolverhampton, West Midlands) when I realised I could combine my passion for arts (the Baroque Period being a favourite) crafts, theatre and floristry (I hold a L2 Creative Craft Floristry qualification) with my natural talent for wrapping presents plus a long held aspiration to run my own business.
I’ve always had a fascination with lovely packaging i.e. perfume boxes, decorative soaps, presentation boxes and tea books and would at times purchase the product just to keep the box! My love of rich, vibrant colours, opulent designs and attractive finishes has inspired me to wrap presents for family on special occasions.
In order to generate interest, I offered to wrap gifts for friends and colleagues free of charge. Soon I was receiving requests (on some occasions, last minute) and it was their appreciation and adulation that motivated me to extend my service to a wider audience.
I began by attending workshops and demonstrations to hone my skills plus networking events to exhibit my work, promote myself and set the wheels in motion. It was a blessing to receive such positive and encouraging feedback.
I accredit both Jonathan Moseley (Renowned International Floral Designer) and Laurence Llewelyn Bowen (Designer) for being a huge inspiration.
I’m always on the lookout for fresh ideas and avidly seek inspiration from magazines, boutique shops, flea markets, shop displays and craft fairs. I love to combine my travels with my creativity and have been fortunate enough to explore the delights of Rome, Venice, Florence, Barcelona, Brussels, Marrakech, Krakow, London and the charming Peak District (with its quaint little boutique shops). These trips provided me with new creativeness for colour combinations and themes.
Below are some images I have taken inspiration from (either through travel or online).
As Confucius (Chinese Philosopher) once quoted:
“Choose a job you love, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.”
(this is what I’ve decided to do).
The Grand Finale Gift Wrapping Services core value is simple; To provide a quality gift wrapping service whilst ensuring customer satisfaction every time.