Galway Spotlight Aveline O’Sullivan

Posted on: 14/04/2020

Aveline O’Sullivan of Bloom in a Box is our featured member of Network Galway today.  Here are some fun facts about Aveline and information about her business.

Describe your business in 3 words

Online Flower Company

What has been your greatest achievement to date? 

We recently got granted a UK patent for the distribution and presentation of flowers !! Feels really good as it validates the innovation. It feels really good to be an inventor and part of the the 13% of primary patent holders who are women

What are your hopes for your business in 2020?

Increase the awareness of Bloom in a box as a way of connecting people . Expand our sales in Ireland and enter the UK market

What person or book has inspired you?

Brene Brown – everyone of her books! Her openness about vulnerability and how it takes courage to do something you love, to put yourself out there. My favourite quote that she shares from. Theodore Rosevolt stops me in my tracks everytime I read it “ The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena whose face is marred with dust and sweat ……if he fails at least fails daring greatly “ . I love it as I think that people who try something new, get into the arena and not sit on the viewer steps with the critics and keep going and getting back up are amazing.

What did you want to be when you grew up as a child?

A boss , ha ha ha ! I loved organising my siblings, running clubs, shows and always to be honest wanted to run a company. My favourite subject in School was Business Organisation. I loved to know how companies worked ! I loved connecting people and getting the best out of people.

Business Description – what do you do?

bloom in a box

Bloom in a box is reinventing the gifting of flowers. We are providing for something innovative in the flower market, to fill the gap between Supermarket flowers and Florist Flowers with our patented box that allows us to deliver the flower nationwide and to the UK without spilling and arrive in perfect condition. No fuss and no care required on arrival. Mostly , we are passionate about connecting people and making the moment special. There are many reasons between people why they might want to acknowledge and it does not matter that anyone understands only the person sending and receiving. Bloom in a Box is often used to acknowledge a miscarriage , someone going through treatment , say hello, cheer up, new baby , birthday day , bereavement and the many unique reasons. The power of a single bloom in a single moment in time in quiet extraordinary.

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