IT has been a year of great success for Vanessa Pringle Floral Designs, with the theme only set to continue into 2020.
After more than eight years in business, the florist will be moving from Keppel Street so it can start 2020 in a bigger premises on William Street.
Owner of the shop, Vanessa Pringle, said negotiations on the new building started around Easter time and the sale for 166 William Street was finalised at the end of October.
That was around the same time that her business picked up a slew of trophies at the Carillon Business Awards, taking home seven of the 20 awards on offer, including Business of the Year.
"It's been a very, very busy year. It's all come at once," Mrs Pringle said.
"We're thriving, but it doesn't come without a lot of hard work and hours behind the scenes, and also selling a good-quality product."
The decision to move was driven by a lack of space at the current shop, with things growing increasingly tight.
During the times where floral arrangements are in high demand, there just wasn't enough room to house everything.
Having the new building ready to open in January will ensure the staff are prepared for the first major event, Valentine's Day.
"It just gives us more capacity to grow. Previously on Valentine's Day and Mother's Day we've had to set up and second studio from our shed at home," Mrs Pringle said.
The new location not only offers the staff a bigger space to operate in, but gives them a more prominent shop front in the CBD, wheelchair access and more parking availability for customers.
It is hoped that Bathurst Regional Council will agree to extend the two-hour parking zone to include the four spots in front of the new shop, which currently has a four-hour limit.
Mrs Pringle said having a two-hour limit will ensure parking turnover and make it easier for customers to get a spot right out the front.
Renovations to get the shop up to scratch are progressing well and have been made possible thanks to several Bathurst businesses.
"It's been great. We've had the help of some fantastic local builders, like D & M Board Building, Country Bumpkin, my husband Warren, Lines and Designs and Fifty8 George," Mrs Pringle said.
Vanessa Pringle Floral Designs will finish trading in Keppel Street on Christmas Eve before taking an extended break.
The staff will re-open the florist in William Street on January 13.
"We're just really proud that we can bring some life back to this old heritage building that has been unloved for many years," Mrs Pringle said.