Black Orchid was opened in Stamford on Friday 9th April 1986 by Kate and Craig Benson in Stamford Walk.
A few years later we moved 100 yards down the road to 7 St.Marys St. with added Aladdin's Cave ....
... our Gifts and Interiors room, and probably the best selection of jewellery in the area, plus a corridor of
beautiful and artistic cards.
Kate is the “brains” of the operation in charge of buying, display, windows and merchandising .
Pre Black Orchid she worked for Monsoon and East and has a degree in textile design .
Craig does the other stuff … and is by and large, purely decorative. Before Black Orchid he was a primary school teacher in London and has a slightly less useful degree in Theology.
Craig (Mr Black Orchid ) Kate (Ms. Black Orchid) Sue (Manager) Karen (Kazza) Karen (K2 )
Black Orchid is, and always has been, a fair-trade company working with companies with an ethical and/or fair-trade policy
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