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The British Florist Association is the only recognised trade association in the UK, representing 8000 professional flower shops across the country.

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The Institute of Professional Florists 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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Published on 1st June 2020 in Latest Industry Events

No one wants to make redundancies or close the door on employees but sometimes these difficult decisions have to be done, but there are rules. In terms of redundancies this is a little more complex and will depend on individual circumstances and it is likely that more specific and individual advice will be needed. Follow the ... Read more COVID-19 Guidance on business restructure.

Published on 1st June 2020 in Industry News

Updated 1st June 2020 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. 1, Does a florist shop count as non-essential? – Yes, therefore you must close your businesses to the general public walking into your shop or ... Read more Covid-19. Your questions- our answers

Published on 21st May 2020 in For the Industry

What do the BFA do?, What is it all about? and Why should I be a member? These are all very valid questions, and ones we are asked all the time. We thought we would address these during lockdown and hopefully give people more understanding of how we operate and indeed the work that goes ... Read more What do the British Florist Association do? A mission statement to move forwards.

Published on 21st May 2020 in For the Industry

It’s Mental health awareness week and we all know the powerful effects flowers and plants can have. Now more than ever we are all working hard to promote that to the consumers. That being said, as florists we are all guilty of not looking after ourselves enough or taking our own advice. Through talking to ... Read more Mental Health Week: Are You OK?

Published on 21st May 2020 in For the Industry

This week we have received 2 more letters from the BEIS. Not a lot more information than we know already but reassuring all the same. The first letter received was via Kevin Foster MP who kindly wrote to the BEIS (sometime ago) on behalf of the BFA, regarding the ‘Click and Collect situation. The 2nd ... Read more Covid-19 the latest letters from BEIS.

Published on 18th May 2020 in Industry News

We are pleased to announce the BFA Industry Awards for 2020. In these unusual circumstances we need something to lift our spirits, so why not put some thinking time to the BFA Industry Awards. As we monitor the Covid-19 situation we may find this years awards to be virtual, however we will cross our fingers ... Read more BFA Industry Awards 2020

Published on 18th May 2020 in For the Industry

For 11 years the BFA’s involvment with the RHS Chelsea Flower Show has been one of great pleasure and a huge publicity for not only your trade association but also those hundreds of florists that competed in the heats and finals of the ‘RHS Chelsea Florist of the Year’ and the ‘RHS Young Chelsea Florist ... Read more The BFA and Chelsea Flower Show .

Published on 13th May 2020 in Industry News

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will continue until end of October furloughed workers across UK will continue to receive 80% of their current salary, up to £2,500 new flexibility will be introduced from August to get employees back to work and boost economy In a boost to millions of jobs and businesses, Rishi Sunak said the ... Read more Update on Job retention from Chancellor.

Published on 13th May 2020 in Latest Industry Events

Currently florists are still non essential and as such must stay closed but may continue to trade online and over the phone.  Confirmed by government today via the website ………. All retail, other than those exempt, must close their premises to members of the public. However, staff may be present to make deliveries or provide ... Read more New announcements on Covid-19: What next for Florists and how to prepare.

Published on 7th May 2020 in For the Industry

It’s so nice when the Peonies are here again! You can already start working with Peonies on special floral arrangements as early as February. They are enchanting when combined with delicate spring flowers. Or use a bunch of Peonies in a single colour to make a powerful statement. PEONY TIME! Florists can start using a ... Read more Peonies-Mays golden girls.

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