Industry News Archives - British Florist Association

Merge of Florismart and Flowering Direct

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

Covid-19 Latest information on 1M safety guidelines

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

Lonely Bouquet Day 28th June 2020

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

Plants, Plants and more Plants!

Plants and Wellbeing: British Florist Association

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!

What does it mean to be a freelance Florist?

Freelance Florist: British Florist Association

The dictionary definition of a freelancer is ‘self-employed and hired to work for different companies on particular assignments.’ A freelance florist is someone who works for other florists and floral companies on specific jobs. As our current working situation changes coming out of the pandemic we thought we’d put together a few important points to … Read more What does it mean to be a freelance Florist?

British Flowers Week 2020

British Flowers Week 2020 runs from Monday 15th June to Sunday 21st June. New Covent Garden Flower Market started British Flower Week in 2013, it’s an annual celebration of the wealth and variety of British cut flowers and foliage.  The focus is about shining the spotlight on British flowers, working with independent florists and the wider flower industry … Read more British Flowers Week 2020

Covid-19. Your questions- our answers

Updated 12th 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

Mental Health Week: Are You OK?

British Florist Association: Mental Health

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?

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