The latest information for all those in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. England- Grants The Chancellor announced new Grant information following the National Lockdown. The grant will be based on the rateable value of the property on the first full day of restrictions. Businesses that have been required to close due to national restrictions … Read more Covid-19 – Money: A look at grants, furlough and apprenticeships.
Updated 12th January 2021 While Covid-19 had dominated our news there is no getting away with the fact that we have left the EU. On 24 December 2020, an agreement was reached between the EU and the UK on a new partnership. This agreement sets out the regulations that will apply between the EU and … Read more Brexit – what happens next & are you ready for changes?
On May 23rd we will be holding our BFA Vision business conference at the Marriot Hotel, Leicester. BFA Vision 2021 is our annual spring trade conference with an engaging programme of inspirational speakers and business workshops on essential commercial topics to re-energise your business mind! Saturday 22nd May – workshops to help your business. Saturday … Read more BFA Vision Business Conference 2021 – May 23rd
Welcome to the BFA Industry Awards 2020! We hope you enjoy the show, below are the videos in the order you would have viewed them in the live show. Please don’t forget to tag us in any celebration photos on Social Media….. Good Luck to you all…….. Happy watching! 2020 EDUCATIONAL AWARDS WELCOME TO THE … Read more BFA INDUSTRY AWARDS 2020: Winners Announced!
And.. are you entitled to grants? The Chancellor announced, on 22nd October, new measures have been put in place for those businesses struggling with the new three-tier Covid alert system in place. The BFA know that some areas are hit harder than others and we have put together the most important points that may relate … Read more The three tier system explained!
How does it work? While new local lockdown restrictions are now set to come into force this week, we want to make you aware of the grants available for those business that may be adversely affected by these changes. The first scheme allowed you to claim a taxable grant. Applications for that first grant closed … Read more Covid-19 Self employed grant – claim before the 19th October.
8th October 2020 This year we have once again seen a record number of votes with 13,675 people having their say. It’s fantastic to see how passionate people are about our industry. IoPF FLORISTRY STUDENT OF THE YEAR Helen Collier, Bicton College, Devon Katherine Birtles, Myerscough College, Lancashire Patricia Bond, Academy of Floral Art, Devon … Read more BFA INDUSTRY AWARDS 2020: Finalists announced!
Please note that the information below is not relevant during 2nd lockdown November 2020 The BFA have been writing to BEIS over the last month as we know that many Florists rely on workshops during the winter months to boost sales and connect with consumers. Covid rules wording has put many in an unsure position … Read more Workshops: Can florists host workshops?
WorldSkills UK competitions play an important part in the development of florists in training. Its about inspiring the next generations to be ambitious in their pursuit of excellence, while equipping them with life-long, world class skills. WorldSkills UK competitions play a vital role in raising standards, esteem, and levels of expertise throughout the UK and … Read more World Skills update 2020