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
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What better way to lift spirits and promote our wonderful floral designs than this campaign by The Flower Council of Holland. By following the link florists can download a variety of images, posters and animations for your use. The more we all promote this, the more coverage we will get and the further the message … Read more Fill The Distance with Beauty
A massive THANK YOU to everyone that has taken the time to nominate their favourite floral industry people, for the 2020 BFA Industry Awards. We can now enter the voting phase! VOTING STARTED ON 22nd JULY 2020 CLOSES 22nd SEPTEMBER 2020 so the time is now to get voting and promoting! We will announce the … Read more BFA Industry Awards 2020: The Voting begins
No one wants to make redundancies or close the door on employees but sometimes these difficult decisions have to be done, but there are rules. In terms of redundancies this is a little more complex and will depend on individual circumstances and it is likely that more specific and individual advice will be needed. Follow the … Read more COVID-19 Guidance on business restructure.
This week we have received 2 more letters from the BEIS. Not a lot more information than we know already but reassuring all the same. The first letter received was via Kevin Foster MP who kindly wrote to the BEIS (sometime ago) on behalf of the BFA, regarding the ‘Click and Collect situation. The 2nd … Read more Covid-19 the latest letters from BEIS.
For 11 years the BFA’s involvment with the RHS Chelsea Flower Show has been one of great pleasure and a huge publicity for not only your trade association but also those hundreds of florists that competed in the heats and finals of the ‘RHS Chelsea Florist of the Year’ and the ‘RHS Young Chelsea Florist … Read more The BFA and Chelsea Flower Show.
Currently florists are still non essential and as such must stay closed but may continue to trade online and over the phone. Confirmed by government today via the website ………. All retail, other than those exempt, must close their premises to members of the public. However, staff may be present to make deliveries or provide … Read more New announcements on Covid-19: What next for Florists and how to prepare.
It’s so nice when the Peonies are here again! You can already start working with Peonies on special floral arrangements as early as February. They are enchanting when combined with delicate spring flowers. Or use a bunch of Peonies in a single colour to make a powerful statement. PEONY TIME! Florists can start using a … Read more Peonies-Mays golden girls.
HMRC have now set an opening date of Monday 20 April 2020 for their online portal. This is good news for all businesses who can make preparations to make their first claims through the government Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). Payments expected by 30 April 2020. The government have just announced a change to the … Read more Job Retention-online from 20th April.