Hello, My name is Raywin, I am the Managing Director of Flowers on the Hilltop and have owned the store since February 2004 .
WOW WHAT A JOURNEY!
I am not a professionally trained florist however, I have learned and absorbed most aspects of the floristry industry in the past 14 years.
I have always loved flowers, both in the garden and houseplants ,so bought this passion with me when I purchased the store.
My Mum had all manner of wonderful indoor plants which she carefully nurtured , I can remember trips to the local plant store (where I and my sisters were regarded as an unruly bunch, not very well tolerated) and to the winter gardens for forays to view the amazing array of tropical and seasonal flowers and foliage . Mum taught me and my three sisters about our garden and instilled a green finger or thumb in each of us.
The store has had a number of new faces and new looks over these many years and I enjoy the challenge of the continued journey. I love the fact that we are always reaching out to new customers and finding ways to engage with them.
With the advent of social media and the rise of the website , I have had to try and keep abreast of the many changing facets of business life, this has kept me on my toes and interested in the business and its progress.
When not in store I am at home in Stillwater relaxing and enjoying the peace and quiet, I have always loved property, building , renovating and enhancing my current home space so, this is an activity that occupies some time as well.
I love yacht racing and have been a member of the Clearwater Cove yacht club for a number of years.
My musical bent is currently enjoying singing and trying to play the ukulele with a local group of like minded similar aged veterans.