I’m very excited for the launch of ‘Gifts Instead of Flowers’. Ordering flowers is always a lovely gift, but sometimes you want to send something a little more personal and longer lasting.  Gifts Instead of Flowers has some unique gift ideas, sourced from craft exhibitions and antique fairs. Whether it’s jewellery, artwork, or a health and wellness gift – there really is something for everyone, and at an affordable price too.  I can’t wait to start sending gifts to my loved ones!

Baroness Karren Brady CBE

Best of luck with Gifts Instead of Flowers Jan! It’s been a pleasure working with you over the last 25 years in your role leading a professional speaking agency. Your incredible attention to detail and the care with which you supported both your clients and suppliers was always outstanding. I wish you every success with the new venture!”

Olympian  Kriss Akabusi MBE

Jan, I love the idea of Gifts Instead of Flowers and having known you for quite a few years now, no doubt you´ll turn it into a success and in doing so, will be supporting lots of creative people in the process. Wishing you good luck with this great, new initiative.  All the best,

Kanya King CBE.  Founder of MOBO Awards

Gifts Instead of Flowers is such a great concept Jan ! I love that the idea is kind to the artist and small businesses who are part of it.   There are so many great, new products to give as gifts.  Very exciting

Roger Black MBE

What a beautiful idea, to be able to give that perfect, thoughtful gift to show a friend how much you care.’  Great idea, Jan!

Rebecca Stephens MBE  British woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest

“Very best of luck with Gifts Instead of Flowers, Jan. It’s a brilliant idea and I know you’ll make it fly, both for the artists and gift seekers – just as you have for all of us speakers and the events teams you’ve linked us up with for so long and so well!”

Former hostage John McCarthy

Another great idea from the talented Jan! Supporting artists while giving a gift that lasts… what could be better? I look forward to watching you grow from strength to strength.  Good luck! All the best Cathy

Cathy O'Dowd   1st woman to climb Everest from both sides

Brilliant idea. Love it.  Good luck Jan”

Sahar Hashemi    Founder of Coffee Republic

Wow what an incredible choice of beautiful gifts to choose from on Gifts Instead of Flowers. Wish you all the best with this new venture Jan. I know where to go when looking for a gift

Claire Lomas MBE is a British campaigner,.

"Good luck with the launch of Gifts instead of Flowers - the concept is fantastic and a great opportunity for loved ones to send gifts that are more thoughtful than a generic bouquet".

Fraser Doherty  Founder of SuperJam

What a wonderful idea Gifts Instead Of Flowers is! No longer do I need to scratch my head for a gift, and end up sending flowers, because I can’t find a suitable gift. GOOD LUCK and I wish you huge success with a fabulous business idea!

Penny Mallory  Rally Driver and TV Presenter.

What a wonderful idea! Beautiful and unique gifts that showcase amazing talent!  Wishing you so much luck in this new adventure - I will certainly be coming to you for all my gifts in future!

Brooke Kinsella MBE