IPF Membership Benefits - British Florist Association

IPF Membership Benefits

As an IPF member you are able to take advantage of all the extras that we have to offer, including money saving member benefits and inspirational events. There’s so many we wouldn’t want to withhold you seeing everything that is included in your IoPF membership.

As a ‘not for profit’ organisation all our membership income goes straight back into the industry and not into other peoples pockets. Join as a member for as little as £40.00 per year or 10p a day!

Read below all the advantages of being part of this Florist Institute community.

Use the letters after your name on your professional stationary

The benefit of being a member of your Institute is that it identifies you as a professionally trained florist. You can add the following letters after your name on all your stationery and marketing materials.

Member MIPF

Senior Member SIPF

Licenciate LIPF

Fellow FIPF

Academic AMIPF

Academic Fellow AFIPF

Skills Manager- Building your career on-line

IoPF skills manager

Taking a career path in floristry can be daunting but with your IPF membership you can build your professional status on line. With lots of support from the IPF committee and the help of ‘team managers’ this method of recording your journey will be a valuable tool. No better way to keep your certificates and achievements in this safe and secure website.


Be proud of your membership by using the logo on your personal stationary and social media platforms. You can find your official logo in the members area by logging in with the email you registered with and entering your password.

Receive your Magazine & Lapel Badge

As well as getting your quarterly magazine, new members will also receive an Institute lapel badge.


World Skills UK live

IPF members receive reduced ticket costs for entry into FleurEx competitions and any other UK based floristry competitions run by the IPF/ BFA.

The IPF is the only recognised body for world skills and many other UK competitions. Each year young florists put their knowledge to the test as they enter a floristry competition unlike any other! 

Worldskills UK competitions offers young florists an exceptional opportunity that can propel their careers and take them to places they’d only dreamt of!

Saving Money

5% Discount on Country Baskets wholesalers based all around the country.

Free entry to shows

FleurEx competitions

As part of your membership you get free entry to our trade show FleurEx as well as reduced ticket prices to Vision and the IPF Inspiration Day. Your membership allows you to be part of the team at our Consumer shows, giving you vital experience as you work through your career.

Useful Documents

Keep up to date with our monthly newsletters and find useful documents in the members area specifically tailored to your membership of the IPF.

Pay by Direct Debit

Take advantage of our Direct Debit payments for Licentiate, Fellow and Academic Fellow members. Pay quarterly or annually for as little as 10p per day.


Form Linear in the BFA marketplace

All our renewals get a FREE Form Linear Book worth £8.50.

Exploring the form-linear design style, this booklet attempts to provide clear guidance on how to select and modify the proportions of a design. In Britain we traditionally use 1/3 to 2/3 proportions, whilst elsewhere in Europe the proportional relationship 3:5:8 is more commonly used. The similarities and differences between these proportions can appear confusing and until now it has been difficult to find a clear explanation of their use and application within the context of British floristry.

Click here to renew your membership.

(Student membership is one year only)

To join the IPF and learn all about its membership criteria click the link below

Our honorary members of the IPF are

Simon Lycett – With skill and imagination, Simon J Lycett Ltd pushes artistic boundaries and takes floral decoration to a breathtaking level. Sensational designs, a desire to innovate and a unique ability to interpret the client’s desire produces that wow factor which ensure their international reputation as Britain’s finest florists. https://www.simonlycett.co.uk/about

Jonathan Moseley – Since early childhood a fascination with flowers and nature have inspired Jonathan to become one of the UK’s leading designers within the floral art world. For over 25 years he has inspired and entertained audiences and individuals with his love of flowers through demonstrations, workshops and classes. https://www.jonathan-moseley.com/

David Ragg -David oversees the business, and as a third generation florist, has got plenty of years of experience behind him, with a clutch of RHS Gold Medals under his belt. He began working for his parents business many moons ago and has never looked back. His mantra is that “working with flowers should be fun and inventive…” and this holds true to this very day. https://www.lansdowneflorist.co.uk/about-us

Neil Whittaker – Co-owner Neil has studied all over the world, gaining his National Diploma of Floristry (NDSF) in 1998, and his American Institute of Floral Design (AIFD) qualification in 2000.  In 2010 he won the Croatian National Championship, just days after finishing an impressive seventh in the world at the Interflora World Cup in Shanghai in 2010.Neil repersented the UK in Shanghai in the Interflora Worldcup 2010 and was placed 7th in the world and also became British Florist Association Florist of the Year 2007 and again in 2010. https://www.designelementflowers.com/about-us.htm


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