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BFA Brexit Survey Results

Florist questionnaire answers.

Thoughout October, November, December  2017 and into January 2018 we had our Brexit survey being completed by florists all over the UK. Thank you to everyone that took part this is a vital survey.

Why the survey?

The BFA spearheaded the Brexit group; bringing together some of the most prominent figures and florist industries key players.  Working together in unity, agreeing a united UK Industry position on Brexit to get the best result for British Florists. 

Whilst there are all manor of stats on the amount of flowers coming into the UK and alike, the specific information we requested in the survey gives vital data that we can use to lobby on behalf of our profession.

 

What was the aim of survey?

Having met several times in the last five months the cut flower industry Brexit round table agenda has included and researched many issues including import taxes, transport costs, VAT, and the exchange rate, as well as the great information we gathered from the Survey.

The challenges to secure the best possible future for the British florist Industry cannot be overlooked. In order for us to enable the florist businesses to prepare and be ready for the 29th March 2019, we at the BFA are taking numerous steps click on the link above for more details.
 

THE RESULTS OF THE BREXIT SURVEY

Q1. Do you think Brexit will impact your business? 

Answer Choices Responses
Yes 90.95%
No 9.05%

 

Q2. Would you like the BFA to take the lead on Brexit lobbying in UK and Europe on behalf of the florist industry?

Answer Choices Responses
Yes 96.98%
No 3.02%

 

Q3. Your Business - What type of business are You?

Answer Choices Responses
Retail shop 67.24%
Studio Florist 21.55%
Event Florist 11.21%

 

Q4. Are you VAT registered

 

Answer Choices Responses
Yes 49.14%
No 50.86%

 

 

Q5. What is your annual turnover?

Answer Choices Responses
£0 – £85,000 53.04%
£85,000 – £120,000 13.48%
£120,000 – £175,000 13.04%
£175,000 – £250,000 8.26%
£250,000 + 12.17%

 

Q6. Staffing

How many staff do you employ?

Answer Choices Responses
How many 0 employees   28.45%
How many  have 1 employee   17.67%
How many have 2 employees  14.66%
How many 3 employees  8.19%
Howmany 4 employees  5.17%
How many had between 5 -10   16.81%
Above 10 employees  3.88%
incorrectly answered 5.17%
TOTAL 100.00%

 

Do you employ any staff from the EU?

Answer Choices Responses
YES 1.31%
No  100.00%

 

Q7. Your Supply Chain - Where do you purchase flowers?

Answer Choices Responses
Online 67.39%
Flying Dutchman 28.70%
Cash and Carry wholesaler 51.74%

 

Q8. How much do you spend per week on...

Q8A. How much do you spend per week on Cut Flowers

Answer Choices Responses
Skipped the question 13.36%
£100 - £200  13.79%
£250 - £500 27.16%
£550-  £1000 26.29%
£1000- £3,000 16.81%
£4000 - £4999 0.43%
£5000 - £5999 1.29%
£6000 - £9999 0.43%
£10000 + 0.43%
TOTAL 100.00%

Q8B. How much do you spend per week on Plants

Answer Choices Responses
Skipped the question 11.64%
0 39.22%
£10.00 - £100 33.62%
£125 - £200  8.19%
£250 - £300 3.88%
£300 plus  3.02%
£1000 per week  0.43%
TOTAL 100.00%

Q8C. How much do you spend per week on Sundries

Answer Choices Responses
Skipped the question 6.90%
0 18.97%
£10.00 - £50.00 25.86%
£60.00 - £100 21.12%
£150 - £200  15.52%
above £200 11.64%
TOTAL 100.00%

Q9. What percentage of your flowers come from...

Q9A. What percentage of your flowers come from Holland

Answer Choices Responses
100% 12.50%
90% 21.76%
80% 22.69%
70% 10.19%
60% 5.56%
50% 6.02%
under 50  21.30%
TOTAL 100.00%

 

Q9B. What percentage of your flowers come from UK Growers

 

Answer Choices Responses
100% 0.46%
90% 0.46%
80% 0.93%
70% 0.00%
60% 0.46%
40% 1.39%
30% 2.78%
20% 7.87%
10% 21.30%
0% 43.98%
others  20.37%
TOTAL 100.00%

 

Q9C. What percentage of your flowers come from Columbia, Kenya, etc.

Answer Choices Responses
100% 0.00%
90% 0.00%
80% 0.00%
70% 0.00%
60% 0.00%
50% 0.93%
45% 2.31%
40% 2.31%
30% 5.56%
20% 12.96%
10% 23.61%
0% 34.26%
others  18.06%
TOTAL 100.00%

 

Q10. Has your Flower purchases increased or decreased on the last Year

Answer Choices Responses
Increase 80.53%
Decrease 19.47%

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