Welcome to Polly's Petals
As our name suggests we specialise in petals. We love the colour, the smell, the texture and the versatility of them. But most of all we love the fact that they are friendly to the environment and our bodies.
Petals have many uses, we have different sections on our website to help guide customers through the different uses. Our petals come in different grades, some are suitable for food use and some are not, it is in each description if they are suitable for decoration, food decoration, consumption or infusion. Please ask us if you have questions about suitability of our petals.
Cara Polly Franses
Cara manages the cogs of the business making sure our customers and the team are happy while moving the business forward. We all work together in the studio on production days, she feels it is so very important that everyone works with the products so they feel connected to them.
After cycling to work whatever the weather Mark looks after the finance side of the business, fixes anything technology related and loves to have walks along the cliff top and enjoy the fresh salty air of our lovely Jurassic Coast.
Clare is our Operations Manager. She has lived on Portland all of her life but spent time travelling across the globe. Clare manages the day to day operation and along with Jenna does the marketing and social media. Her interest in creative cooking allows us to fully test products, but makes dieting a challenge.
A jolly and gentle member of the team, Jenna has taken on responsibility for social media along with keeping a close eye on the stock levels and helping with production. Jenna also has a busy home life as she and her husband have two small children and a friendly little dog who all like being outdoors.
Val is Cara’s Mum. Val helps with production when she isn’t on location or in her studio painting and adds a colourful creative influence to the team.
Amanda helps ensure all the stock levels are correct and has an eagle eye for detail, systems and procedures. She is mid-renovation of a glorious house with her husband and has two boys and a dog to keep her busy …
Rachel ensures the edible petal stock levels are correct and makes us all laugh whilst supporting the other areas of the business. She is an active member of the Portland community as a guide leader and has a busy family life.
Lisa supports all areas of the business including any IT or printer grumbles. A Portland girl at heart she spends as much time as she can with her friends and family on the Island.
Alex is Cara’s niece and helps out in the business when not studying hard at St Andrews University.
We think about the environment in everything we do… natural products are the very core of our business. How we use resources and what we put back into our surroundings is a question we must all ask ourselves. It is the very reason we started selling natural petals as wedding confetti instead of paper, plastic and foil.
As individuals and as companies we can all influence these matters. For this reason, we have tried to give as much consideration to the environment as possible in production as well as our internal environment. We are a zero-landfill business. All our waste is either recycled or incinerated to generate energy. We use as little energy as possible using basic methods like turning off lights and reuse plastics within the studio to store products.