SPOTLIGHT ON... CORNFLOWER & CALICO

14/09/2016

We've just launched a new fully responsive, e-commerce website for our friends at Cornflower & Calico

Cornflower & Calico is the vision of owner Pete Blythe who, after a career in landscape gardening, wanted to open a high-street shop and website to sell choice products, products that are a little different, products of beauty and style. Cornflower & Calico are also champions of sourcing products locally and, wherever possible, the products they select are ecologically sound, sustainable and fair trade. 

Just after the launch of the website, I had a quick coffee with Pete Blythe to ask him about his background and what drives him.


  • What did you want to be when you were young?
    • I had no idea when I was young, and nothing has changed.
  • What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
    • Always trust your gut instinct, your first thoughts are normally the right ones.
  • What is the biggest mistake you’ve made in business?
    • I could not possibly own up to that, but some of my biggest mistakes have been not to grab opportunities as they arose.
  • What do you like most about your job?
    • Meeting a wide and wonderful cross section of people, oh and making money.
  • What do you like least?
    • VAT returns and anything to do with accounting.
  • Who is your business hero?:
    • My accountant.
  • What piece of advice would you give to someone new to business?
    • Give it your absolute best and if it doesn’t work, move on.
  • What is your personal ambition for life?
    • To be happy.

Cornflower & Calico have great tablewarekitchenware and homeware plus lighting and even firebowls for gardens. So if you need something special, something a little bit different and something beautiful then either head down to Cornflower & Calico shop or jump on their website and see what they've go to offer.

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