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The IoPF upholds the professional status of florists in the UK by maintaining consistently high standards within the floristry industry through training and qualifications.

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BFA FleurEx 26 – 27 October 2019

Hundreds of commercial florists, floristry students and industry suppliers will be coming together at BFA FleurEx on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October 2019 on the look-out for new products, innovative floral design ideas, new wholesale flower and sundries suppliers and to network. Make sure you’re one of them!

Published on 22nd August 2019 in European Floristry School

The EFS 19 is over but what a fantastic time we had. Gorgeous designs made by our 3 designers, Niina Minkkenin-Westerlund from Finland, Alex Segura from Spain and Roman Steinhauer from Russia. Over 20 florists each day were treated to all 3 designers work and took away with them some inspirational ideas as well as ... Read moreBFA European Floristry School – what a fabulous time

Published on 15th August 2019 in BFA FleurEx

Who wouldn’t want to be the best in the country? Register your entry into the FleurEx competitions to start your journey. Don’t forget to read your terms and conditions of entry which can be found here. https://www.britishfloristassociation.org/fleurex-19/competition-rules-and-conditions-of-entry/ All competition winners will receive a Trophy and prize money of £100 – 1st place, £50.00- 2nd place, ... Read moreFleurEx competitions for 2019

Published on 12th August 2019 in For the Industry

New technology for florists – makes it easy to gain reviews We love anything that makes life easier, so it’s a big thumbs up to the new Direct2Florist manager app. Available now and free to all Direct2Florist members, not just in the UK but worldwide. Picture this – a customer orders flowers whilst having their ... Read moreNew Technology for florists.

Published on 8th August 2019 in BFA Vision

2020 May bank holiday will be moved to mark 75th anniversary of VE Day. BFA move Vision 2020 dates to 25th and 26th April. Next year’s early May bank holiday will be moved back by four days for the whole of the UK to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day. May Day is ... Read moreChange of Bank Holiday 2020

Published on 7th August 2019 in BFA FleurEx

The voting has started for the Industry Awards. The voting process will be from Monday 15th July and finish on Sunday 15th September 2019. The categories of the BFA Industry awards change to ensure the awards remain current and reflect the ever changing florist industry. Below are the categories for 2019. IoPF Floristry Student of ... Read moreBFA Industry Awards- the voting begins.

Published on 7th August 2019 in BFA FleurEx

Our sponsors and exhibitors for BFA FleurEx 2019. Some familiar names and some new kids on the floristry block, with more to be added! BFA FleurEx 2019 Sponsors Main Event Sponsor Debut Designer Stage Sponsor   ………………………………………………………………………………………………. Master Class Sponsor   ………………………………………………………………………………………………. Competition Sponsors   ………………………………………………………………………………………………. BFA FleurEx 2019 Exhibitors   THRIVE FLORISTRY –  www.thrivefloristry.com

Published on 6th August 2019 in For the Industry

Brexit Update from the Chairman. Following the appointment of our New Prime Minister it is very hard to know where Brexit is going. I have written to Michael Gove the Minister responsible for planning our exit from the EEC asking for Industry Specific advice, because as small businesses we do not have the time to ... Read moreBrexit update from BFA Chairman

Published on 2nd August 2019 in BFA FleurEx

The Debut Designers Stage is back for its fifth year and a popular feature of the FleurEx 2019 show. Apply to be one of our Debut Designers. A great opportunity to start your career in floristry demonstrating. The inspirational bite-size demonstrations will last just 20 minutes and provide the ideal platform for you to start something ... Read moreFleurEx – Debut Designer-Could it be you?

Published on 1st August 2019 in European Floristry School

The European Floristry School  will take place place on the 18th, 19th, and 20th August 2019.  Those attending the three days will be  taught by three of the best designers in the world to creating floral art, introducing new concepts and share a range of designs including bridal work. When: Sunday 18th, Monday 19th, and ... Read moreEuropean Floristry School 18 – 20 August 2019

Published on 31st July 2019 in BFA FleurEx

We have 3 fabulous designers for our ever popular masterclasses. Tracy – a RHS Chelsea Gold medal winning florist, designer and stylist who has worked in and around the flower industry for over 20 years. She has a distinctive sculptural style and spent a lovely summer working as a sculptors assistant to develop those skills. Tracy served ... Read moreMeet the Masterclass Designers at FleurEx.

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