Our Story

basket of pink flowers with label saying inspirations - the dried flower people

1990 – ‘The Dried Flower People’

Husband and wife team Kate and Paul started a small business from their home selling dried and artificial flowers under the name of “Inspirations – The Dried Flower People”.

1993 – Our First Store Opens

We opened our first store in Bromborough, Merseyside and changed our name to Inspirations Wholesale. A shift was made from dried flowers to artificial as well as the introduction of floristry supplies and homewares.

1995 – Our First Relocation

As our popularity grew, we required more space and relocated to a bigger warehouse just across the street from where we are now located.

Brick warehouse store with sign showing Inspirations Wholesale

2006 – Floristry Supply Experts

We started a partnership with the world renowned Smithers Oasis Company, carrying their largest depot in the country. This allows us to supply florists with everything they could possibly need from floral foams, flower food and stem wrap to glue guns and packaging materials. 

box of Oasis floral foam for flower arranging

2008 – Moved to Our Current Location

We moved into our new purpose built 27,000 square foot warehouse in Bromborough, Merseyside. With more space came the ability to create our popular large scale displays and provide customers with ample parking.

large warehouse store with green/blue/grey metal and sign for Inspirations Wholesale

2010 – Inspirations Wholesale is Now Online

Our new website was launched, the first step in developing a strong online presence and creating a way to reach more customers online. Our reliable next day delivery service and commitment to customer service has meant that this website has continued to grow over time.

2016 – As Seen on TV!

Our Christmas range is featured on Celebrity Big Brother. Starting off our history of supplying other popular film and television sets including “This Morning” and “The Gadget Show” with lanterns and tea light holders making an appearance on “Dulux Paint” adverts and “Hollyoaks”. Something we as a business are very proud of. Our Christmas products have also featured on “Strictly Come Dancing”.  Read more about our products’ TV appearances in this post.

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2018 – Home Fragrance Specialists

Our home fragrance department expanded, becoming a key supplier of MadeByZen Electronic Aroma Diffusers thanks to our specialist knowledge. Find out more about MadeByZen in this post

MadebyZen Bhudda ornament

Moving Forward… 

We pride ourselves on both the service we offer and the products we offer. Our product range is specifically sourced from all corners of the globe during our regular buying expeditions and because of the unique, bespoke and exclusive creators of our products we are simply a business like no other.