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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
FleurEx 2020: Virtual Trade Fair
This year FleurEx will be online!
Who will be there and what will be going on?
We are glad you asked….. read on to see what’s happening throughout the whole month of November.
The Exhibition Hall, Growers Hall, Demonstrators Hall, Competition Hall and College Hall.
Some exhibitors have exclusive BFA FleurEx Offers too… you’ll have to watch to find out what they are.
In the Competition Hall we will have updates on missed events as well as a link to join in a competition too with the UKFJG
Please come join us anytime in November via the BFA website. FleurEx is open to all. We will be posting links throughout all of our social media platforms from the 1st!
Published on 5th November 2020 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 2nd November 2020 in For the Industry
On Sunday 31st October the Prime Minister announced a new lockdown which will begin on 5th November 2020 and apply to England. Until that date the Government restrictions that your local area has in place should be adhered to as usual. These restriction levels will be in place until December 2nd at least, when they ... Read more November 2020: New lockdown guidelines
Published on 24th October 2020 in BFA Industry Awards
Welcome to the BFA Industry Awards 2020! We hope you enjoy the show, below are the videos in the order you would have viewed them in the live show. Please don’t forget to tag us in any celebration photos on Social Media….. Good Luck to you all…….. Happy watching! 2020 EDUCATIONAL AWARDS WELCOME TO THE ... Read more BFA INDUSTRY AWARDS 2020: Winners Announced!
Published on 22nd October 2020 in Industry News
And.. are you entitled to grants? The Chancellor announced, on 22nd October, new measures have been put in place for those businesses struggling with the new three-tier Covid alert system in place. The BFA know that some areas are hit harder than others and we have put together the most important points that may relate ... Read more The three tier system explained!
Published on 20th October 2020 in BFA FleurEx
How, where and when…… The British Florist Association Industry Awards 2020 will be hosted by Dennis Van Wonderen and Nikki Meader. The British Florist Association Industry Awards 2020 Everyone is eager to find out the winners of this years awards and we are pleased to announce that they will be posted on our website on ... Read more BFA Industry Awards 2020 and Virtual FleurEx 2020:
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 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 1st October 2020 in Industry News
Please note that the information below is not relevant during 2nd lockdown November 2020 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 ... Read more Workshops: Can florists host workshops?
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