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Vision and FleurEx Press Release

The strange events of 2020 have lead the BFA to change the plans this year with regards to what the industry needs and what we can achieve at this time. We have taken the decision that business talks are needed as a priority and therefore the FleurEx dates have been changed to the industry awards and dinner followed by Vision Business conference. The fun of FleurEx will come straight afterwards in November in a different format. Vision 2020: This year we hope to hold Vision at The Jurys Inn Hinkley. The Industry Awards dinner would take place on 24th October 2020 with the Business Vision conference taking place on Sunday 25th. Speakers, times and booking will be advertised shortly. We are currently awaiting Government guidance. If this is not possible or people do not wish to travel we will look into a virtual conference. FleurEx 2020: This year FleurEx will go virtual! and it will run from 1st November-30th November on dedicated pages on our website. You will find an Exhibitors hall, A Growers Hall, Demonstrators page and a downloadable workshop. Entry will be free to all.

Published on 13th October 2020 in For the Industry

How does it work? While new local lockdown restrictions are now set to come into force this week, we want to make you aware of the grants available for those business that may be adversely affected by these changes. The first scheme allowed you to claim a taxable grant. Applications for that first grant closed ... Read more Covid-19 Self employed grant – claim before the 19th October.

Published on 13th October 2020 in Industry News

The BFA have been writing to BEIS over the last month as we know that many Florists rely on workshops during the winter months to boost sales and connect with consumers. Covid rules wording has put many in an unsure position and left you wondering. Can we or can we not run these workshops? …… ... Read more Workshops: Can florists host workshops?

Published on 8th October 2020 in BFA Industry Awards

8th October 2020 This year we have once again seen a record number of votes with 13,675 people having their say. It’s fantastic to see how passionate people are about our industry. IoPF FLORISTRY STUDENT OF THE YEAR Helen Collier, Bicton College, Devon Katherine Birtles, Myerscough College, Lancashire Patricia Bond, Academy of Floral Art, Devon ... Read more BFA INDUSTRY AWARDS 2020: Finalists announced!

Published on 2nd October 2020 in For the Industry

With the next 6 months looking set to continue with social restrictions, we wanted to share some ideas with you to boost your connection with consumers. The Flower Council of Holland, recently sent a strong message with its awareness campaign aimed at the public. #FillTheDistance has been used to inspire people to fill the emotional ... Read more 10 ways to Fill The Distance With Beauty

Published on 24th September 2020 in Notice Board

WorldSkills UK competitions play an important part in the development of florists in training. Its about inspiring the next generations to be ambitious in their pursuit of excellence, while equipping them with life-long, world class skills. WorldSkills UK competitions play a vital role in raising standards, esteem, and levels of expertise throughout the UK and ... Read more World Skills update 2020

Published on 23rd September 2020 in Industry News

In yesterdays announcement by the Prime minister it was all change again and just as we ‘kind of’ knew what was happening. So we have listed the main points for florists making it easier for you to read what is really important to your business. There may be different rules if you live in an ... Read more Covid-19 wearing face masks, QR code poster and the rule of 15

Published on 18th September 2020 in BFA FleurEx

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Published on 15th September 2020 in For the Industry

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD the letter to MP’s on no deal Brexit Tariffs. To find your MP go to https://members.parliament.uk/FindYourMP Dear Florist I am sure you are aware that Brexit has raised it head with the media lately. You may also be aware that if no deal is forthcoming with the European Community by the ... Read more Brexit Tarriffs- time to take action.

Published on 7th September 2020 in For the Industry

What better way to lift spirits and promote our wonderful floral designs than this campaign by The Flower Council of Holland. By following the link florists can download a variety of images, posters and animations for your use. The more we all promote this, the more coverage we will get and the further the message ... Read more Fill The Distance with Beauty

Published on 3rd September 2020 in Industry News

Currently not everyone is quite back to their version of ‘the norm’, with those in the events industry being far from it. Gatherings are still capped at 30 attendees and some florist businesses are only bringing back staff part-time. It’s important that as you change staffing plans to manage your business efficiency, you also keep ... Read more Job Retention update and the new Kickstart Scheme

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