BFA Florist Survey Results - British Florist Association

BFA Florist Survey Results

Thoughout October, November, December and into January 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?

We have spearheaded a 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.

What’s next?

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 HERE to see more details

The Results of the Brexit Survey are as follows

Q1. Do you think Brexit will impact your business? 

Answer ChoicesResponses
Yes90.95%
No9.05%

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

Answer ChoicesResponses
Yes96.98%
No3.02%

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

Answer ChoicesResponses
Retail shop67.24%
Studio Florist21.55%
Event Florist11.21%

Q4. Are you VAT registered

Answer ChoicesResponses
Yes49.14%
No50.86%

Q5. What is your annual turnover?

Answer ChoicesResponses
£0 – £85,00053.04%
£85,000 – £120,00013.48%
£120,000 – £175,00013.04%
£175,000 – £250,0008.26%
£250,000 +12.17%

Q6. Staffing

How many staff do you employ?

Answer ChoicesResponses
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 answered5.17%
TOTAL100.00%

Do you employ any staff from the EU?

Answer ChoicesResponses
YES1.31%
No 100.00%

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

Answer ChoicesResponses
Online67.39%
Flying Dutchman28.70%
Cash and Carry wholesaler51.74%

Q8. How much do you spend per week on…

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

Answer ChoicesResponses
Skipped the question13.36%
£100 – £200 13.79%
£250 – £50027.16%
£550-  £100026.29%
£1000- £3,00016.81%
£4000 – £49990.43%
£5000 – £59991.29%
£6000 – £99990.43%
£10000 +0.43%
TOTAL100.00%

Q8B. How much do you spend per week on Plants

Answer ChoicesResponses
Skipped the question11.64%
039.22%
£10.00 – £10033.62%
£125 – £200 8.19%
£250 – £3003.88%
£300 plus 3.02%
£1000 per week 0.43%
TOTAL100.00%

Q8C. How much do you spend per week on Sundries

Answer ChoicesResponses
Skipped the question6.90%
018.97%
£10.00 – £50.0025.86%
£60.00 – £10021.12%
£150 – £200 15.52%
above £20011.64%
TOTAL100.00%

Q9. What percentage of your flowers come from…

Q9A. What percentage of your flowers come from Holland

Answer ChoicesResponses
100%12.50%
90%21.76%
80%22.69%
70%10.19%
60%5.56%
50%6.02%
under 50 21.30%
TOTAL100.00%

Q9B. What percentage of your flowers come from UK Growers

Answer ChoicesResponses
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%
TOTAL100.00%

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

Answer ChoicesResponses
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%
TOTAL100.00%

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

Answer ChoicesResponses
Increase80.53%
Decrease19.47%

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