This is the story of how Pointless Plants grew to become the company it is today and what we’re now doing to make sure we’re not pointless.
Hello, I'm Nathan, the founder of Pointless Plants. Once upon a time, I was an airline pilot. Becoming an airline pilot had always been my dream job; but, the strange thing was, it never really matched my expectations. After a few years of flying, I knew I could be doing more than spraying jet fuel over the planet.
I’ve always found plants fascinating and pretty much every time I bought fruit from the supermarket, I would use its seeds to propagate its plants. My go-to favourite was the mango: I could get a tree out of a little seed. I began pondering the logistics of starting a mango tree farm in a one-bedroom flat in Crawley. I thought, “We could give this mango tree a name. We could call it Maggy, give it a story and Maggy would be our pal forever.” Of course, being the level-headed person in our relationship, my girlfriend said “That's POINTLESS!”. And so Pointless Plants was born.
This very website was created after watching a few Youtube videos and the first plant deliveries were made in my 15 year old Smart car. But the real growth in our seedling of a business came a little later. Like many people around the world, I was made redundant from my day job when the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
I knew this was the universe’s way of giving me a kick up the a*** and telling me it was time to get some help. So half of the business was sold to raise the money to take it to the next level. This cash moved us from a bedroom to a warehouse and, after months of nurturing and careful attention, Pointless Plants has begun to thrive.