The Paul Jarvis Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award was presented at the Heart of Ulverston Awards for the first time this year.
The Paul Jarvis Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award is an initiative of Ulverston Business Alliance in memory of its founder.
Paul was passionate about local businesses and entrepreneurism and the UBA Committee continue to support and honour young entrepreneurs in his memory.
The winner of the 2018 Paul Jarvis Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award launched her business in 2016 at the age of 25. She gained a degree in textiles from Loughborough University, where she was trained to draw inspiration from absolutely anything and everything. In her own words she 'sees the world as it isn't' and looks past the obvious to create the most stunning floral displays.
Lauren Hart opened Blue Bell & Ivy on White Hart Yard in May 2016 and in less than 2 years the business, and Lauren’s reputation, had outgrown the little shop and they both moved to Queen Street. Surrounded by stunning scenery and a wide variety of flowers, Laurens design ideas are both creative and inspirational.
When we asked Lauren what the vision was for the future and what inspired her she answered; “I would love to introduce my love of textiles somewhere along the line, and as for inspiration, my mum is a daily inspiration to me.”
Congratulations Lauren, we can't wait to see what the future holds.