22 for ’22: Celebrating Bath & Somerset’s Most Inspiring Women

By Anita Jaynes on 14 March, 2022

We’re celebrating Bath and North East Somerset’s most inspiring women to mark International Women’s Day 2022 which this year took place on Tuesday 8th March.

Through our social media channels, we asked our readers which women in our community inspire them and created a list of 22 for ’22. The list is printed in our spring Bath magazine and from Tuesday 1st March, each weekday throughout the month we’re profiling and championing each of these fantastic women online and via our social feeds.

This feature is sponsored by Milsted Langdon accountants. Milsted Langdon decided to support this activity as they are passionate about supporting women in business and helping local communities thrive through their work with business owners, charities and not-for-profits. 

Gill Freeman, Partner and Head of Charity and Not-For-Profit at Milsted Langdon, said, “The business world is full of hugely talented and successful women who not only run businesses or work in demanding roles, but they often also juggle caring responsibilities at the same time. It’s important to highlight the contribution that women make to the wider community, and to support each other whilst encouraging and empowering the younger generations.”

Today we put the spotlight on Grace Farrimond, Founder and Principal Florist at Young Blooms. 

For more than a decade Grace has been creating bespoke, one-off floral designs for weddings, corporate and personal events and funerals. She also supplies flowers to a number of local hotels.

Grace’s designs have featured several times in National Wedding magazine and other national periodicals. She regularly competes in national floristry competitions and has been placed in the semi-finals of SFS Florist of the Year. Young Blooms was regionally shortlisted for the Best Wedding Florist in the Wedding Industry Awards in 2013, 2015 and 2019 and is a past finalist in the UK Wedding Blog Awards.

In 2021, Grace was recognised in the f:entrepreneur #ialso 100, a UK-wide campaign which celebrates the muti-achievements of women running businesses in the UK today.

Through the lockdowns Grace worked hard to keep Young Blooms in business and diversified to provide a postal flower service, creative workshops, one-to-one tuition and an online floristry school, which proved particularly popular on YouTube during the early months of lockdown.

To find out more about Young Blooms visit: www.youngblooms.co.uk And follow Young Blooms on Instagram.