Resilience In Bloom - Central Flower Wholesalers

2020 challenged not only NZ cut-flower growers, but also the amazing wholesalers that buy and supply flowers and foliage to florists, supermarkets and event businesses.

Central Flower Wholesalers owner/operator Dave Channings encountered an even more heartbreaking 2020 with the sudden passing of his wife, the inspirational Cushla Channings. How does an owner/operator stay motivated to keep running a business when such a personal tragedy strikes amongst the chaos of a global pandemic?

Dave Channings is a true vision of resilience and has been in the industry for over 27 years providing a wholesale cut-flower and foliage service to the Wellington area. Starting the business with his late wife Cushla, this company is still his labour of love. The professional care and attention that Central Flower Wholesalers provides ensures only best quality products and service for their loyal customers.

During COVID-19 level four lockdown, Dave and Cushla worked hard to make sure their business survived but also appreciated some of the downtime to spend some quality time together. To honor Cushla, Dave has continued with the wholesale business with both strength and passion and aims to continue to achieve what they set out to do as a couple.

Discover Central Flowers Wholesale story - a true vision of resilience and how Dave has kept moving forward.