McQueens is now one of the world's most revered floristry brands with two retail shops in London, a specialist events team, and a world-famous flower school. Working with their wholesalers at the Flower Market they dress venues events at some of the most exclusive venues in London. “We have close relationships with our suppliers, who really look after us,” explains Duncan.
You can spot McQueens vans at the market daily, looking for inspiration, flowers and foliage for discerning clients such as Vanity Fair, Mulberry, Ferrari and Claridges. "It is so convenient and an inspiration. We would hate to do without the Flower Market," says Duncan. "You can buy things on impulse here, spot new varieties."
Students from around the world studying vocational courses at the McQueens Flower School get in on the act too, with a trip to the market as an essential part of the London floristry scene.
Duncan still remembers his first visit to the market: "The earliness was a horrific shock," he laughs. "All that activity and colour at that time of day! It was exciting!"
"It is so convenient and an inspiration. We would hate to do without the Flower Market."