Florence Rowe

Died aged c. 89

Florence Anne Boot, Lady Trent (1863–1952) was a Jersey businesswoman and philanthropist. She assisted her husband, Jesse Boot, in running Boots chemists after their marriage in 1886. Florence was responsible for diversifying the firm's retail offering to include perfume, cosmetics, stationery, books, and other general merchandise and also pioneered in-store cafés. Florence promoted employee welfare, establishing an athletics club and a school to continue the education of Boots' younger employees. She also made significant donations of land for public use in Jersey and founded the first all-female hall of residence at the University of Nottingham.

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Florence Rowe, 1863-1952. Entrepreneur and philanthropist, married to Jesse Boots of Boots the Chemist, was born here.

in the sidewalk of 101 Halkett Place, St. Helier, Jersey where they was born (1863)