Industry News Archives - British Florist Association

FleurEx 19 Industry Awards and Gala Dinner

On Saturday night, the scene is set for the sparkling annual Gala Dinner Dance and Industry Awards ceremony, celebrating the cream of the floral crop.  Join us to find out who has won the coveted awards as they are crowned the best in their category as voted for by the industry.  We also recognise the … Read moreFleurEx 19 Industry Awards and Gala Dinner

World Skills- Liz achieves 5th place

Icing on the cake! Elizabeth Newcombe has received a Medallion of Excellence for her work Worldskillskazan2019 . A very respectable 5th place! Well deserved Lizzie! Chairman Brian said ”For Elizabeth to gain a Certificate of Excellence in the World Skills in Kazan Russia is a great achievement. She has done our Industry proud. For floristry to … Read moreWorld Skills- Liz achieves 5th place

BFA European Floristry School – what a fabulous time

The EFS 19 is over but what a fantastic time we had. Gorgeous designs made by our 3 designers, Niina Minkkenin-Westerlund from Finland, Alex Segura from Spain and Roman Steinhauer from Russia. Over 20 florists each day were treated to all 3 designers work and took away with them some inspirational ideas as well as … Read moreBFA European Floristry School – what a fabulous time

New Technology for florists.


New technology for florists – makes it easy to gain reviews We love anything that makes life easier, so it’s a big thumbs up to the new Direct2Florist manager app. Available now and free to all Direct2Florist members, not just in the UK but worldwide. Picture this – a customer orders flowers whilst having their … Read moreNew Technology for florists.

Tutors Networking and Standardisation Meeting

A get together to share good practice and discuss how to stretch and challenge students practical skills in order for them to achieve their personal best and feel confident to progress to higher levels and compete in competitions. Discussions and analysis of WorldSkills UK heats 2019 Pre competition activity.  Helping students to take part in … Read moreTutors Networking and Standardisation Meeting

Helen goes to China

Helen Pannitt is the owner of BFA member Helen James Flowers in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Following on from the success at Chelsea this year, she was contacted by the China Flower Association inviting her to compete as the UK representative in the 2019 World Floral Art contest being held at the International Horticulture Expo in … Read moreHelen goes to China

Level 3 ‘Mickey Mouse’ qualification- THE FACTS

An article written by Camilla Turner, Education Editor of the Telegraph has caused outrage amongst florists around the Country. Reading the alarming article gives the impression that all is doom and gloom but that’s simply not the case. Tracy Benton the Principle Moderator for City and Guilds floristry and Team Manager for the Institute of … Read moreLevel 3 ‘Mickey Mouse’ qualification- THE FACTS

Special Summer offer on ‘The Collection’.

The BFA have used experts with the knowledge and experience of new product development and insight of customer preferences and buying habits to create The Collection. This eighty-two-page full colour gloss laminated book, with eight sections in the bestselling colour options, is a commercial core collection aimed at the consumer to help you increase your … Read moreSpecial Summer offer on ‘The Collection’.

Advertising Opportunities

There is no better way to reach your target audience than with advertising on our website, in our E-News, BFA magazine or with sponsorship of a BFA event. Direct your advertising resources to where it will have the most impact and make people aware of your brand within the industry. Some specifics… Promote your company … Read moreAdvertising Opportunities

RHS Chelsea Florist of the Year Competition 2019

RHS Chelsea Florist of the Year competition is held in the heart of the world’s most famous flower show, within the Great Pavilion. This showcase of exceptional skills of professional florists always leaves the Chelsea visitors in awe. The 32 florists across two sessions will be representing British Floristry to the 100,000’s and the millions that watch the … Read moreRHS Chelsea Florist of the Year Competition 2019

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