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York gifting business is flying high

Where bluebirds fly

18 Feb 2019

An online gifting business that is satisfying customers across the world is flying
high, thanks to the hard work and dedication of Laura Clarke of
Copmanthorpe, York, who launched her venture just four years ago, with help and
support from the Prince’s Trust charity.

Where Bluebirds Fly is the name of her business, which is
designed to meet the needs of people looking for that unique little gift idea for
friends or family. Customers can shop at her website and choose from a selection of over 200
products to include in a hand wrapped hamper to send in the post to a loved
one, be it a special occasion, or simply as a kind gesture.
“We have just had a busy Valentine’s Day and the next few months will see
demand peak for Mother’s Day, Easter and even Father’s Day, where people
are keen to find a unique and special surprise to send to friends or family”,
says Laura.
Demand for her service has increased greatly over the last year as word has
spread and many people are ordering gift packages for a variety of reasons –
get well messages, birthday treats, thank you gestures, or just to say ‘I’m
thinking of you”.
Products to choose from for the gift packages, include soaps, teas, chocolates,
mugs, jewellery and many other items that are all lovingly presented in gift
“As you would expect, most of my orders come from around the UK, but the
power of the Internet and Social Media is such that I am increasingly satisfying
orders from across the world – the USA is a strong growth area at the
moment”, says Laura.
Laura launched her business in 2014, following an introduction she had to the
Prince’s Trust Enterprise programme, which is a support scheme designed to
help young people get into self employment with the launch of their own
business idea.
Laura says, “As a mum to two young children, the financial and mentoring help
that I have had from the Trust has been invaluable in helping me to build the
business to where it is now, and I’m excited by the opportunities for growth in

the future. It’s something I love doing and is a way for me to balance my
home/work demands”.
Where Bluebirds Fly has recently won a Small Business Sunday Award, a
scheme sponsored by Theo Paphitis of Dragon’s Den fame. Further details of
Laura’s venture can be found at

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