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Business Woman and Entrepreneur

Elizabeth McKenna

Elizabeth’s Businesses are  Elizabeth McKenna Flowers and Lizzie’s Bundles.

Elizabeth started her business career in Australia as the manager of the school tuck shop when she was 9 at her tiny bush primary school where there were just 18 enrolled children.

Elizabeth is a successful self made business woman and entrepreneur. She grew up in the family catering business on the central coast of New South Wales and had a healthy side line at high school promoting the families seaside takeaway business enticing students into the family store and away from the school canteen.

In her teens she learned market stall trading, selling fruit and vegetables on Loughborough Market.

Elizabeth trained in floristry at Brooksby College, Leicestershire.

Her career in running flower shops started in 1997 with Busy Lizzies in Shepshed, Leicestershire. Elizabeth's  first start-up was funded with a £500 loan from The Princes Youth Business Trust.  Elizabeth was very proud to be invited to Buckingham Palace for the investiture of the Royal Charter in 1999. 

Elizabeth grew the business and sold it in 2001.

In her 20s Elizabeth studied International Relations and Global Politics with Heritage Management at Nottingham Trent University, gaining first class honours whilst working freelance, managing flower businesses and gaining Lecturer qualifications. Elizabeth went on to PhD studies.

In 2007, Elizabeth went back into business ownership with the acquisition of Flowers by Susan now rebranded Elizabeth McKenna flowers.

Elizabeth expanded the business to three sites in one day on October 1st 2014.

Elizabeth leads a team of skilled and dedicated florists with a broad cross section of business and private clients.

In 2017, Elizabeth took part in BBC's The Apprentice, attempting to gain Lord Sugar's £250,000 investment. In the strongest year ever Elizabeth finished in 4th place.

Her business plan was to increase the national corporate gifting services of her business.

Elizabeth has since launched the  Lizzies Bundles concept, for national delivery of gifts of flowers.

Elizabeth has restructured and consolidated her retail business with a re-focused trajectory.

Business is Blooming!

Elizabeth's team can be contacted for business related enquiries on 

  0115 9813359 or by email