The story behind Luxury Fruit Baskets

Luxury Fruit Baskets is the child company of Starlings of Swaffham, a traditional greengrocer and florist shop. We are an independent, family business which has been trading in the market town of Swaffham, Norfolk since 1960.

A FAMILY RUN BUSINESS FOR OVER 59 YEARS

Our talented team have been making fruit baskets since Starlings of Swaffham began, using the finest locally grown produce to delight our customers with luxurious fruit baskets. Word soon spread and customers from further afield began asking us to deliver our fruit baskets to their door, or to a friend in hospital, or a favourite client. So over the years due to customer demands,  Luxury Fruit Baskets evolved into the nationwide business it is today - proudly known for our excellent customer service and outstanding reputation for quality.

LOCALLY SOURCED PRODUCTS & OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE

Much of the success of Starlings of Swaffham and Luxury Fruit Baskets is due to the fantastic suppliers we deal with. With over 59 years in the business we source the finest flowers, fruit and produce from local growers and trusted suppliers. Our contacts across Norfolk, the UK and Convent Garden supply us daily with beautifully fresh produce, ensuring we work with only the very best quality flowers and fruit.

Florist and Fruiterer delivery van outside shop

MEET THE LUXURY FRUIT BASKET & STARLINGS OF SWAFFHAM TEAM

As a family run business with close ties to the Norfolk community, our key values combined with a true passion for what we do and local links are at the core of everything we create.

Kim Starling
Our Director Kim grew up in the Starling business, benefiting from learning the trade from her parents. After taking over the business reins when her parents retired, Kim has gathered years' of experience under her belt, and is the driving force behind the company. Full of ideas and passion to deliver the finest service and products to her customers, Kim uses her expert eye for detail and buying skills to source the best quality produce all year round.

Vicky Borodka
Vicky has been a valuable part of the Starlings' team for over 15 years. Vicky trained at college in Floristry, and uses her creative skill to create beautifully presented bouquets and fruit baskets.

Jola
Jola grew up in Poland, where she worked for several years in a flower shop. After making the move over to sleepy village life in Swaffham, we were delighted when Jola joined our team 12 years' ago. She brings with her a wealth of industry knowledge and innovative continental designs.

Jane Thompson
Jane is our local delivery girl! She can be found navigating our delivery van along the pretty country lanes of Norfolk, or pulling her wellies to trudge up a muddy path to ensure a delivery safely arrives at its intended destination.

Dorothy Starling
With over 50 years in the industry, Dorothy is a fantastic florist and well known character in Swaffham. Although retired, Dorothy still jumps in to lend a hand at peak periods.

To discover more about our gorgeous flowers and Starlings of Swaffham please view our website – starlingsofswaffham.co.uk