Flower stall owner 'spoiled wedding day'

The Bolton News: Newlyweds Joel Leigh and Lindsay Devonport Newlyweds Joel Leigh and Lindsay Devonport

THE parents of a newly-wed bride have hit out at the owner of a chain of floristry market stalls who vanished after they paid for flowers for their daughter’s big day but did not supply the blooms.

William and Cynthia Brownlow handed over £175 to Klint’s Flowers at its Ashburner Street stall in February ahead of their daughter’s wedding on April 12.

But the couple, who live on the Ladybridge estate, became worried when the stall closed down soon after they had paid.

Mrs Brownlow said in phone calls to owner, Klint Turner, he assured them three times that, despite the closure of the stall, he would fulfil the commitment to supply flowers for the wedding of her daughter Lindsay Devonport to Joel Leigh at Bolton Parish Church.

As the day approached the bacame worried and, to make absolutely sure they had flowers, they visited Occasion Flowers in Plodder Lane, owned and run by Georgina Green.

It was then they were told by Mrs Green that two other families who had asked Klint’s Flowers to supply flowers for funerals had also been let down.

Mrs Brownlow said: “We have written off the £175 we paid Mr Turner.

“I became seriously concerned, when he stopped answering his mobile phone.”

It was a double blow for the Brownlows as the wedding reception had to be switched to Kilhey Court at Standish, following the closure of Bolton’s Egerton House, which was the original wedding venue.

The stall on Bolton Market, which was occupied by Klint’s Flowers, has now been taken over by Kay Blelloch — who has no connection with Mr Turner’s business.

Ms Blelloch said the Brownlows were one of two wedding families and one funeral customer who had visited the stall over failed commitments with flowers.

Klint’s Flowers was owned and run by 40-year-old Mr Turner, who had stalls at Preston, Bolton, Wigan, Bury and Blackburn.

He is also listed as director of Compbrake Motor Sport Ltd, based at Prescot on Merseyside, where he now works.

He lives in a barn conversion in Billinge near Wigan.When The Bolton News visited his home, Mr Turner admitted he had taken the Brownlows’ £175, but said he would not pay it back because the company Klint’s Flowers had ceased trading.

He added: “I owe tens of thousands of pounds to creditors and I have many letters from bailiffs.

“I had stalls in Preston, Bolton, Wigan, Bury and Blackburn and, at one time, I employed 20 people. But the recession hit us hard and it went under. I can’t comment any further than that.”

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9:32am Fri 25 Apr 14

Martinwilly says...

Speaking from his converted barn he states he owes tens of thousands.

Try selling that expensive house and settling the debts then.
Speaking from his converted barn he states he owes tens of thousands. Try selling that expensive house and settling the debts then. Martinwilly
  • Score: 51

10:32am Fri 25 Apr 14

Chrome1 says...

Martinwilly wrote:
Speaking from his converted barn he states he owes tens of thousands. Try selling that expensive house and settling the debts then.
Unfortunately, if you are a limited company you cannot touch the personal assets of the owners of that company, only what was legally owned by the Ltd company itself. That is how many directors remain wealthy even if the company goes bust. Think of the Rover group. The company was millions in debt yet the three directors all went off with gazillions in payouts. Who cares what the public thinks; it'll soon be forgotten.
[quote][p][bold]Martinwilly[/bold] wrote: Speaking from his converted barn he states he owes tens of thousands. Try selling that expensive house and settling the debts then.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately, if you are a limited company you cannot touch the personal assets of the owners of that company, only what was legally owned by the Ltd company itself. That is how many directors remain wealthy even if the company goes bust. Think of the Rover group. The company was millions in debt yet the three directors all went off with gazillions in payouts. Who cares what the public thinks; it'll soon be forgotten. Chrome1
  • Score: 16

4:18pm Fri 25 Apr 14

myfanwy7 says...

What a shyster
What a shyster myfanwy7
  • Score: 10

5:22pm Fri 25 Apr 14

boltonnut says...

Sounds like a professional con man to me,but with the laws of today he'll probably go on to make millions ripping off the honest public.
Sounds like a professional con man to me,but with the laws of today he'll probably go on to make millions ripping off the honest public. boltonnut
  • Score: 14

9:22pm Fri 25 Apr 14

albertmodley says...

boltonnut wrote:
Sounds like a professional con man to me,but with the laws of today he'll probably go on to make millions ripping off the honest public.
Naughty boy.
Time he had a good smacking
[quote][p][bold]boltonnut[/bold] wrote: Sounds like a professional con man to me,but with the laws of today he'll probably go on to make millions ripping off the honest public.[/p][/quote]Naughty boy. Time he had a good smacking albertmodley
  • Score: 6

11:42pm Fri 25 Apr 14

mintshaker says...

Not as bad as my wedding flower mishap - the florist made my bouquet with red roses instead of the orange I ordered, so it was different to the bridesmaids flowers AND the cake decorations, which were orange. And being delivered an hour before the wedding, there was nothing I could do but accept them and ruin the colour scheme of the day!
Not as bad as my wedding flower mishap - the florist made my bouquet with red roses instead of the orange I ordered, so it was different to the bridesmaids flowers AND the cake decorations, which were orange. And being delivered an hour before the wedding, there was nothing I could do but accept them and ruin the colour scheme of the day! mintshaker
  • Score: -21

9:38am Sat 26 Apr 14

JustBecause says...

That's what you get for ordering flowers from a scraggy market stall.....

Klint’s Flowers went bust, then Klint’s Flowers (northwest) ltd went bust, clearly a con man hiding behind the ltd company laws.

Scum bag.
That's what you get for ordering flowers from a scraggy market stall..... Klint’s Flowers went bust, then Klint’s Flowers (northwest) ltd went bust, clearly a con man hiding behind the ltd company laws. Scum bag. JustBecause
  • Score: 6

3:02pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Lancashire always says...

mintshaker wrote:
Not as bad as my wedding flower mishap - the florist made my bouquet with red roses instead of the orange I ordered, so it was different to the bridesmaids flowers AND the cake decorations, which were orange. And being delivered an hour before the wedding, there was nothing I could do but accept them and ruin the colour scheme of the day!
Not as bad as my wedding my ex did two unforgivable things! turned up and said I do.
[quote][p][bold]mintshaker[/bold] wrote: Not as bad as my wedding flower mishap - the florist made my bouquet with red roses instead of the orange I ordered, so it was different to the bridesmaids flowers AND the cake decorations, which were orange. And being delivered an hour before the wedding, there was nothing I could do but accept them and ruin the colour scheme of the day![/p][/quote]Not as bad as my wedding my ex did two unforgivable things! turned up and said I do. Lancashire always
  • Score: 13

10:53am Thu 1 May 14

Gill bolton says...

I say give Kay a try she did me some lovely flowers and she's a lovely woman.
I say give Kay a try she did me some lovely flowers and she's a lovely woman. Gill bolton
  • Score: 2

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