The British Florist Association supports the floristry industry and the Institute of Professional Florists protects our professionalism and skill. Read below why our members support their trade association and Institute. We are proud to work on their behalf providing information, resources and support.
“I’m a retail business member of the BFA because I believe that collectively we can all help each other to succeed professionally. Our trade association is important to support as it represents our industry and promotes professionalism “Siân Wild: The Flower Lounge, Didsbury
“I’m a studio business member of the BFA because it provides me with great resources and industry information as well as opportunities to network and keeping abreast with latest developments and news. In my experience so far, I have found the BFA as an organisation and the team behind it, incredibly valuable to my business and myself as a professional”Anja Norris: Norris Floristry, Glossop
“I joined the Institute of Professional Florists because I wanted to be recognised for my passion and dedication to the floristry industry as an individual”Jay Cockett: Flowers by Jay, Southall
“I’m a corporate member of the BFA because I want to support the important work the BFA does backing both our industry and our customers, the florists. Both FleuraMetz & the BFA have a shared desire to help florists prosper by providing sound advice & business support. The UK is a large, important market to FleuraMetz, and by working together we can all continue to be successful in these ever changing times.”Eddy Deighan: FleuraMetz, UK
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The Institute of Professional Florists
The IoPF upholds the professional status of florists in the UK by maintaining consistently high standards within the floristry industry through training and qualifications.Find out more about IOPF membership options
We are pleased to announce that the Gala Dinner, Industry Awards and Vision Conference for florists WILL be taking place at Jurys Inn, Hinckley on October 30th and 31st 2021. Yes…. this year we can meet up, dance the night away and celebrate our Industry. Tickets will be available soon but in the meantime pop it in the diary.
Published on 28th September 2021 in Notice Board
The theme magazine ‘365 days of flowers gives meaning’ has been published and 25,000 copies find their way to florists in Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, including the UK. This magazine is published as part of the 365 days of flowers promotion campaign; aimed at stimulating sales of special flowers. The campaign is made possible by cut ... Read more
Published on 23rd September 2021 in BFA Vision
We understand the floristry world! floristPro bloomed back in 2007; an independent business with family roots in the floristry industry for over 80 years. We love working with florists across the UK and worldwide – from award winning designers, high street shops to artisan studio florists. Our knowledge of the flower world means we understand ... Read more
Published on 22nd September 2021 in For the Industry
Water is essential for our planet, its ecosystem and people to survive and thrive. Flowers also need fresh water to last. Reducing our water usage, reduces the energy required to process and deliver it to homes, businesses, farms and communities, which helps to reduce pollution and conserve fuel resources. Water conservation requires forethought and effort, ... Read more
Published on 21st September 2021 in For the Industry
Congratulations to each and every entrant. What an achievement to get to Chelsea in September and still produce inspirational designs. Each entry has been awarded a medal this year. One winner in Floral window category and one winner in the Floral installations category. In 2021 there is no Best in show for floristry. The Results: ... Read more
Published on 20th September 2021 in Industry News
This year will be different with a whole new arena of flowers and plants showcasing the very best of what Autumn can bring. Floristry and Floral Design will remain in the main pavilion where the concept is ‘OUR WORLD’. 4 themes for floral artisans to show their designs are :Theme I British BloomsTheme II PreservationTheme III ... Read more
Published on 17th September 2021 in Industry News
BFA Member Sue Allen, daughter Holly and all the team at Flowers of Elegance in Droitwich are on their way to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Sue applied for the chance to exhibit way back in 2019 but as we all know the cancellation, twice, meant this September was at last their chance to showcase ... Read more
Published on 16th September 2021 in Notice Board
UK delays post-Brexit border checks on EU imports again, citing supply chain issues Full customs declarations and controls will be introduced as planned on January 1, 2022. But under the new delay, paperwork and checks for EU farm products that were due to take effect from October won’t be introduced until next year. Signs that ... Read more
Published on 16th September 2021 in Notice Board
Created with Love – Gerpasta ‘Emma’ Almost a year ago, the UK floristry industry was shocked to learn of the death of one of its brightest young up-and-coming stars, Emma McDonald at age 29. Emma, who had a true entrepreneurial spirit, inspired florists around the country to take a fresh approach to their business and supported ... Read more
Published on 14th September 2021 in For the Industry
What a year for the World Skills competitors! It has been a total change to the usual live heats and competitors, BFA and UKFJG have all had to adapt to photo submission entries and live Zoom heats. Everyone rose to the challenge with great professionalism and enthusiasm showing what an amazing network we have. The ... Read more
Published on 13th September 2021 in Latest Industry Events
OCTOBER 31st 2021 – JURYS INN, HINCKLEY, LEICESTERSHIRE VISION CONFERENCE 2021 This year our October event will be slightly different than previous years, mainly because this years FleurEx trade show was not possible. We know you will missing all the hustle and bustle, large stands, workshops and group activities, so we’ll be putting that event ... Read more