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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
Vision and FleurEx Press Release
The strange events of 2020 have lead the BFA to change the plans this year with regards to what the industry needs and what we can achieve at this time. We have taken the decision that business talks are needed as a priority and therefore the FleurEx dates have been changed to the industry awards and dinner followed by Vision Business conference. The fun of FleurEx will come straight afterwards in November in a different format. Vision 2020: This year we hope to hold Vision at The Jurys Inn Hinkley. The Industry Awards dinner would take place on 24th October 2020 with the Business Vision conference taking place on Sunday 25th. Speakers, times and booking will be advertised shortly. We are currently awaiting Government guidance. If this is not possible or people do not wish to travel we will look into a virtual conference. FleurEx 2020: This year FleurEx will go virtual! and it will run from 1st November-30th November on dedicated pages on our website. You will find an Exhibitors hall, A Growers Hall, Demonstrators page and a downloadable workshop. Entry will be free to all.
Published on 30th July 2020 in For the Industry
Just what we all needed!…..The BFA have just been informed of a new scam happening in shops around the UK. A couple of people will come into the shop and order a design of a decent size. Once the server hands the card machine over for the pin number the other customer will distract them ... Read more New Fraud tactic to be aware of.
Published on 29th July 2020 in Industry News
BloomLocal is a full-service agency primarily focused on online marketing, SEO and other marketing solutions for the florist industry.The company’s mission is to ensure that florists get seen online and win back business that hobbyist flower arrangers, large internet flower companies and supermarkets have taken from their communities. They primarily support independent flower shops and ensure ... Read more Choose BloomLocal: An Expert Company that Cares
Published on 22nd July 2020 in For the Industry
A massive THANK YOU to everyone that has taken the time to nominate their favourite floral industry people, for the 2020 BFA Industry Awards. We can now enter the voting phase! VOTING STARTED ON 22nd JULY 2020 CLOSES 22nd SEPTEMBER 2020 so the time is now to get voting and promoting! We will announce the ... Read more BFA Industry Awards 2020: The Voting begins
Published on 16th July 2020 in Industry News
Since March 2020 when the lock down began everyone in the floral industry has experienced a unique set of problems to deal with. We created this survey to get a feel for how you were all coping and if there were areas where you specifically needed help. There was a great response with over 500 ... Read more Covid-19 Floral Industry Survey Results
Published on 15th July 2020 in Industry News
The Government recently announced that face masks will be mandatory in England within shops as well as on Public transport. Below we have listed the rules for different areas which apply to florist shops as well as the exceptions so that you can be fully informed on what is permitted and what is not. ENGLAND ... Read more Face masks rules for retail shops
Published on 9th July 2020 in Industry News
Its great to hear that a lot of you are still busy and that many of you are doing really well. We all hear (as the news keeps telling us ) that we are heading for a huge recession but we have to remain positive and this news yesterday from the Chancellor could help our ... Read more Covid-19 July update, the latest from the Chancellor.
Published on 30th June 2020 in Industry News
Florismart and Flowering Direct have agreed to join forces and merge their operations. The press release issued 30th June quotes ”Both companies will continue to share the same vision to provide florists with a reliable service and a superior product at competitive prices and we believe that together we can strengthen our market presence while ... Read more Merge of Florismart and Flowering Direct
Published on 24th June 2020 in Industry News
On 23 June, the Prime Minister announced changes to lock down measures that would apply from 4 July. These changes include a reduction to social distancing from 2M to 1M+ rule. The 1M+ rule means that where ever it is not manageable to create a 2M space between employees and customers that 1M (+ mitigation) ... Read more Covid-19 Latest information on 1M safety guidelines
Published on 17th June 2020 in Industry News
The National Lonely Bouquet Day will take place on Sunday 28th June 2020 in line with International Lonely Bouquet day too. 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… ... Read more Lonely Bouquet Day 28th June 2020
Published on 11th June 2020 in For the Industry
House plants or Outdoor plants, Spiky or spotty plants, Flowery or leafy plants… You name it the UK is mad for it. As we slowly come out of lockdown we as florists can’t ignore the massive interest in plants. Should the consumer appetite turn to a smaller budget for the time being, are plants one ... Read more Plants, Plants and more Plants!