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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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Lonely Bouquet Day 30th June.

The National Lonely Bouquet Day will take place on Sunday the 30th of June 2019.

The ultimate goal of this initiative is very simple, florists and flower lovers all around the world dedicate one day a year to making strangers happy. The method chosen to achieve this goal is… flowers!

Published on 7th June 2019 in Industry News

RHS Chelsea Florist of the Year competition is held in the heart of the world’s most famous flower show, within the Great Pavilion. This showcase of exceptional skills of professional florists always leaves the Chelsea visitors in awe. The 32 florists across two sessions will be representing British Floristry to the 100,000’s and the millions that watch the ... Read moreRHS Chelsea Florist of the Year Competition 2019

Published on 7th June 2019 in Industry News

RHS YOUNG CHELSEA FLORIST OF THE YEAR – Second session Congratulations to Elizabeth Newcombe; The RHS Young Chelsea Florist of the Year 2019! Elizabeth Newcombe, Rhubarb & Bramley Award: WINNER! Gold Medal Congratulations to Helen Pannitt; The RHS Chelsea Florist of the Year 2019! Winner – Helen Pannitt From Helen James Flowers. Award: Gold Medal RHS Chelsea ... Read moreRHS Chelsea Florist of the Year Winners 2019

Published on 7th June 2019 in Industry News

The second session of the week Thursday – Saturday, saw the turn of the RHS Young Chelsea Florist of the Year competition. The 16 competitors were judged on Thursday morning and we’re delighted to announce the awards and show all the designs. SCHEDULE – Royal Floral Crown This year the floristry theme will be ‘‘Queen ... Read moreRHS Young Chelsea Florist of the Year Competition 2019

Published on 9th May 2019 in Industry News

WorldSkill UK heat competitions! Throughout May and June UK Worldskill floristry heats will be taking place around the country. Competitiors from all corners of the UK will be put through their paces, as they go head to head to win their heats, but, more importantly get the highest marks! Eight Worldskills UK Floristry Competition finalists will be ... Read moreWorldskills UK Floristry Competition Heats 2019

Published on 4th April 2019 in Industry News

The IoPF are excited to announce the British Florist of the Year 2019 held at the NEC, BBC Gardeners World show on the 13th and 14th June. The winner of this prestigious competition will go through to the Europa Cup to be held in Poland 2020.   The competition provides an opportunity for competitors to ... Read moreThe British Florist of the Year 2019

Published on 18th February 2019 in Industry News

Each year young florists put their knowledge to the test as they enter a floristry competition unlike any other!  Worldskills UK competitions offers young florists an exceptional opportunity that can propel their careers and take them to places they’d only dreamt of! WHAT IS WORLDSKILLS? WorldSkills UK Competitions bring together trainees and young people from across the ... Read moreWorldskills UK Floristry Competition

Published on 6th February 2019 in Industry News

When you need to place an order beyond your delivery area, why not send it to a trusted BFA Member florist. With a BFA member florist you can be sure they: Meet BFA standards and abide by the BFA Standards of Excellence Are registered for Business rates Have public liability insurance Are registered appropriately with ... Read moreBFA Member Florist Directory

Published on 6th February 2019 in Industry News

SEE THE LATEST MAGAZINE BELOW! With so much of our communication online, it’s a nice change to curl up with a cup of coffee and a glossy high quality inspirational magazine, that’s exactly what’s offered to BFA & IoPF members with our fantastic quarterly BFA Florist Magazine. We offer many regular Newsletters and Eshots delivered straight ... Read moreBFA Florist Magazine

Published on 5th February 2019 in Industry News

Brexit update from the Chairman of the BFA Dear Florist On Monday 21st January I had a meeting with the Agricultural Minister George Eustice MP to put the case that 7000 small florist businesses rely on a continued supply of flowers from The Netherlands and with a perishable product we cannot stock pile like some ... Read morePreparing for Brexit – information for the Florists

Published on 1st January 2019 in Brexit

Preparing for Brexit – information for the Florists Brexit update from the Chairman of the BFA Dear Florist On Monday 21st January I had a meeting with the Agricultural Minister George Eustice MP to put the case that 7000 small florist businesses rely on a continued supply of flowers from The Netherlands and with a ... Read moreFlorist Brexit update – Feb 19

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