happy-floristThe City & Guilds’ Career Happiness Index 2012 reckons gardeners and florists are the happiest workers in the UK. The Index, which offers broad insights into what people in the UK consider to be most important factors contributing to their happiness at work, reveals the jobs that make people the happiest and why, painting a picture of a British workforce who want flexibility, reasonable control over their daily duties and the opportunity to use their skills to tackle challenges and gain rewards.

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Originally from the Netherlands, Joan Stam is an internationally recognised floral designer who has spent time in both the UK and Ireland among many others. Having successfully built up his own floristry business, he now travels all over the world as a freelance creative, demonstrating, teaching and working on projects within a wide range of floral disciplines including co-founding Bloomtube. We caught up with him to talk attitudes, honesty and life as a floral designer.

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