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The Institute of Professional Florists
The IoPF upholds the professional status of florists in the UK by maintaining consistently high standards within the floristry industry through training and qualifications.Find out more about IOPF membership options
We are pleased to announce that the Gala Dinner, Industry Awards and Vision Conference for florists WILL be taking place at Jurys Inn, Hinckley on the 30th and 31st 2021. Yes…. this year we can meet up, dance the night away and celebrate our Industry. Tickets will be available soon but in the meantime pop it in the diary.
Published on 20th April 2021 in Latest Industry Events
It’s been a week already since retail opened and doesn’t time fly! Here’s a quick guide to the rules on social distancing at work. Plus a new poster for you to use in your business. Always good to keep up to date!. There has been a recent update on guidance with the statement ………. “This ... Read more
Published on 19th April 2021 in Notice Board
It’s not surprising to read that most florists over the Mothers Day period had a super duper, if not exhausting peak period. Our questions however did reveal what comes next and how many or re-evaluating your business. Click the comments link to read the responses but you might need a cuppa in hand. Thank you ... Read more
Published on 8th April 2021 in Industry News
It’s nearly time for your business to reopen its doors and while its such a relief to have those loyal customers walk back in, there can be other subjects to consider. Are things the same as before with regards to staff and how you’re working? Do you need to consider ‘return to work implications’ and ... Read more
Published on 29th March 2021 in Latest Industry Events
Updated Monday 31st March The BFA have been in all the meetings with ‘ The Wedding Task Force’ and ‘ What about weddings’ since last year. It has not been easy for the any of the working groups to get answers from government but this gives the latest information relating to weddings and events. It ... Read more
Published on 29th March 2021 in Industry News
Covid-19. Your questions- our answers. We have taken on board as much factual information as we can, by following Government updates, speaking to other associations, wholesalers, and our florist industry colleagues.
Published on 26th March 2021 in Latest Industry Events
Our vey own Hannah Bexley of Worldskills squad florist will be talking on a Podcast for Dulux which was presented Friday 26th at 5pm. The theme of this podcast is ‘Spring Colours and Flower Arrangements’ From this link: https://bit.ly/31ebwho you can will find everything in one place – the show notes and a ‘listen’ link ... Read more
Published on 25th March 2021 in Industry News
From 1 April 2021 the National Living Wage will apply if you’re aged 23 and over. Current rates These rates are for the National Living Wage (for those aged 25 and over) and the National Minimum Wage (for those of at least school leaving age). The rates change every April. 25 and over 21 to ... Read more
Published on 16th March 2021 in Industry News
In a statement just released, the Wedding Taskforce are meeting with Minister Scully tomorrow (Wednesday 17th March) to discuss the published article 24th February of the Step 2 Road map for England. The statement says ”The Weddings Taskforce has been seeking clarity over inconsistencies and ambiguities between the roadmap announcements (and accompanying Government-produced graphics), the ... Read more
Published on 11th March 2021 in Industry News
11 March 2021 The governments decision to push back on some of their checks for plants might not make too much difference to the price rises. We understand that there are many other factors why plant prices continue to creep up. However the decision to change their mind on phytosanitary certificates for EU import checks ... Read more
Published on 11th March 2021 in Notice Board
There was a great response to our Valentines survey. Below we have listed the questions and results so you can see for yourself. Thank you to everyone that took the time to complete it. Answer Choices Responses Retail shop business in village/town/city 76.02% 130 Studio florist working from a unit 16.96% 29 Event/ wedding florist ... Read more