Florist shop manageress Megan Nurse, who has just celebrated being named student of the year in the apprenticeships category of Lynn’s College of West Anglia’s awards, already has her sights set on new targets.
Megan, who has managed her mother’s flower shop, Bridget’s Flowers in Lynn’s St James Street, since September 2014, received a plaque marking her achievement and a cheque for £100 at the college’s awards ceremony on June 29.
Earlier in the year she was named apprentice of the year 2016 for the business section, and was then put forward as a contender for the student of the year title covering all the apprenticeship categories.
She said: “Judges came and made a video of me in my workplace. I found out earlier this year that I had been chosen as one of the three final contenders. On the awards night, the videos were played and it was announced that I was the winner. I was so nervous – I could not believe that I had been picked out of 600 students. It’s quite an achievement and I especially want to thank Pinguin Foods UK for sponsoring my award.”
Megan embarked on a two-year apprenticeship course but actually only took one year to complete it. Now she has just started a three-year HND in business management, but is aiming to finish this in just two, before continuing with her studies to gain a degree.
Last year she set up her own business, Bridget’s Interiors, which dresses venues for weddings, corporate events, parties and clients’ homes. Decorating holiday homes for Christmas has proved very successful, she said.