A WEM couple are celebrating after seeing their floristry businesses voted as one of the best in country.

Vivienne and Philip Payne-Derricutt had their Flores Diem business, in Market Drayton, accepted into the Good Florist Guide, considered to be the 'gold standard' of floristry and the only merit-based guide to the finest florists in the UK and Ireland.

Acknowledged as the 'little black book' of the very best British and Irish florists, Flores Diem were awarded the prestigious accolade last week.

Phil and Viv recently submitted a detailed description of their floristry business, including the range available and services offered as well as images of their business premises, their design work, their team and even the delivery vehicle.

It was then assessed by industry experts to ensure it met the strict criteria of designs, service and value for bespoke floristry and flowers.

On their success, the pair said they were delighted with the accolade.

"We are delighted to be accepted into the Good Florist Guide," Said Viv.

"We are passionate about flowers, design, quality and the service we give to each of our customers, so it is wonderful to have this recognised."

Phil added: "What's special about our business is that we specialise in creating unique high quality floral arrangements at affordable prices and a customer experience that is second to none.

"We also have a growing house plant section of our business called Plantae Diem which supplies both locally and nationally."