A young and talented Interflora florist has been chosen to represent the UK in the finals of the prestigious Worldskills competition.
Chloe, who has worked at Bluebell Flowers in Newport Pagnell for six years, was selected as the country’s representative after winning a series of regional heats and beating some exceptional competition.
She said: “It has been a challenging few months but I am overjoyed to have been chosen from so many amazing competitors. I am really proud to be representing my country in the finals later this year and will be doing my utmost to bring home a winner’s medal.”
The Worldskills competition, which will be taking place in Leipzig this July, aims to showcase the talent of young people in skilled vocational trades. Around 1,000 skilled young people, aged 18-25, will compete for medals in a host of skills including Bricklaying, Web Design, Cooking, Hairdressing and Landscape Gardening. Those who make the cut to join Team UK will take part in demanding international competitions before the public – representing the best of the best among 52 countries.
Brenda Gregory, owner of Bluebell Flowers said: “We have always tried to encourage young people into floristry and have been assisting local schools and colleges with work experience and training. We are extremely proud of all our staff at Bluebell Flowers and Chloe’s achievements are a perfect example of what our young people are capable of with the right support and encouragement. We will be supporting Chloe all the way.”
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