Polish sisters Sonia and Ada Pounder transformed their passion for plants into a successful business.
By Sal Wilcox
Sonia Pounder and her sister Ada co-own The Plant Point in the Corn Exchange, selling an array of foliage to the people of Leeds.
Originally from Poland, Sonia has lived in Leeds for six years,
“I was in a bad mood one day and I wanted to buy a plant but I couldn’t find it anywhere” said Sonia. The plant was a Hoya, a tropical climber plant with waxy flowers.
“After having to put up with my moodiness, Ada made a flippant comment about opening a plant shop, so I did. That was on a Tuesday and by the Friday I had the business plan ready” shared Sonia.
Sonia shared with Leeds Hacks her feelings about the process of starting her own business.
Sonia told Leeds Hacks that she’d “always wanted to live in Leeds” and loves the community in the city and at the Corn Exchange.
“My husband and I have just bought a house here so we’re definitely sticking around in Leeds. We love it here and are excited for what the future in Leeds holds” said Sonia.