Industry News Archives - British Florist Association

Chelsea Flower Show… your chance to shine

Applications Open for New Look Floristry Competition at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2020 Floristry will take centre stage in the iconic Great Pavilion at next year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show (19-23 May) as the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) refreshes the popular Floristry Competition and invites talented florists from across the UK to take part in … Read moreChelsea Flower Show… your chance to shine

Industry awards and the winners are……

BFA Industry Awards, FleurEx 2019

Below are the categories for 2019 and we are pleased to announce the winners of the individual awards. IoPF Floristry Student of the Year Claire Kenyon, Bicton College Floristry Tutor of the Year Elaine Thackray, Writtle University College. Floristry Training Provider of the Year Writtle University College Grower of the Year Crosslands Flower Nursery Sundries Supplier … Read moreIndustry awards and the winners are……

Meet our Debut Designers

DEVINNIA HOLLOWAY Davinnia’s Mum found her a floristry course when she was 17. She fell in love with the industry and went on to pass her level 3 and open her own shop by the age of just 19.  Fiesta Flowers in Birmingham is Devinnia’s successful flower shop.  She’s looking forward to sharing her creative … Read moreMeet our Debut Designers

Opiflor special offer for Christmas and Winter

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Industry Awards 2019 Finalists

IoPF Student of the Year Finalists Catherine Michell, Hadlow College Claire Kenyon, Bicton College Lindsay Shaw, Myerscough College Sandra Fernie, Doncaster College Florist Tutor of the Year Finalists Denise Cross, Bicton College Elaine Thackray, Writtle University College Jane Benefield, Moreton Morrell College Jayne Buet, Glasgow Clyde College Rosemae Burns, Glasgow Clyde College Tracy Benton, Hadlow … Read moreIndustry Awards 2019 Finalists

World Skills finalists announced

WorldSkills UK is a set of dynamic skills competitions for young people and adults, designed and delivered by industry experts. Worldskills UK run each year in over 70 skills across the UK. Top scorers from across the regional heats and selection events are invited to compete at National Finals at WorldSkills UK Live. Visit World … Read moreWorld Skills finalists announced

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.

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

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