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Mothers Day survey results

It’s not surprising to read that some florists had a super duper Mothers Day weekend and others didn’t. Whatever it was for you we know its an exhausting peak period. Our questions however did reveal what really matters to you as a florist trader. Click the comments link to read the responses but you might … Read more

Strelitzia expands operations with investment

STRELITZIA EXPANDS OPERATIONS FOLLOWING NPIF – FW CAPITAL INVESTMENT Software company Florisoft, trading as Strelitzia Software Ltd, has received a £175,000 investment through NPIF – FW Capital Debt Finance, managed by FW Capital and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF). Darlington-based based Strelitzia is a Software as a Service (SaaS) company that provides … Read more

FleurEx 2022

It’s back, bigger and better WHATS ON! Hundreds of commercial florists, floristry students and industry suppliers will be coming together at BFA FleurEx 2022 on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th October 2022. Everyone will be on the look-out for new products, innovative floral design ideas, new wholesale flower and suppliers. You’ll have the chance to … Read more

New guidance for COVID-19

This guidance was updated 4th April 2022 This guidance covers principles for workplace management to reduce the spread of respiratory infections. It replaces Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19). Floristry businesses all around the UK come into contact with the general public every day, including your wholesaler, driver and staff. The following information is from the … Read more

Floristry education news

T Levels and the future land-based workforce. City and Guild are looking for employer engagement for the development of floristry T Levels. For those looking to enter the sector, the new generation of Technical Qualifications (T Levels) in Agriculture, Environmental and Animal Care will be launched in September 2023. T Levels are delivered over two-years … Read more

Flowers for Ukraine with Shane Connolly

At 7pm on Wednesday, 6th April, florist Shane Connolly, who holds royal warrants of appointment to both HM The Queen and HRH The Prince of Wales, will host ‘Flowers for Ukraine’, an online floristry demonstration, which Shane hopes will raise over £10,000 for the British Red Cross Society’s Ukraine Crisis Appeal. As many good ideas … Read more

Spring Statement. Does any of it effect you?

 Rishi Sunak has made a series of announcements today to help support businesses through the current economic challenges.  “The government wants to create the conditions for the private sector to invest more, train more and innovate more. This includes cutting and reforming taxes to support these aims.” Announcing a package of measures and planned reforms, … Read more

Sunflower for Ukraine

One florist has come up with an idea for our industry to collectively help the Mothers and Children of Ukraine this Mother’s Day. You may recognize her as the bonkers lady from the BBC apprentice, BFA member Elizabeth McKenna. The concept is: ‘This Mothers Day give £1 for the mothers of Ukraine’. FLOWER FOR UKRAINEThe … Read more

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