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On Sunday afternoon (17.15 - 3.6.22) one florist in the UK will have been crowned Interflora Florist of the Year and have just over 12 months to prepare to compete in the WORLD Cup competition being held in Manchester, UK. But before that they – whoever they are – has a little hurdle to get through next weekend! That of beating four other awesome florists to win the grand final being held at Bridgewater Gardens in Manchester. A weekend where they’ll have to complete four pie
Like every country Ecuador is suffering from rising costs... unlike many they are also having to deal with riots and State of Emergencies being declared in some areas as the indigenous population takes to the streets in an ongoing battle to fight rising prices. For flower growers, particularly those in the Southern Highland region where most of the farms are situated it is causing untold havoc and at the time of going to press (27.6.22) supplies are being seriously impacted.
Take three florist shop owners, one industry communicator, 200 viewers and a line of Ducks and what do you have? A fabulous, fun and hugely informative hour-long discussion on all things floristry that got the viewers engaged and enthused and the three panellists thinking of ways they could work together! Run by the Floristry Trade Club in association with The Florist Trade Magazine, Kate Hester-Lock of Grand Flowers in Eastbourne, Dominic Hughes of Pot Pourri Flowers in Ke
Good Florist Guide, the only merit based accreditation in the industry totally dedicated to shops and studios, has launched their brand new website. Developed by Oonagh Staerck, one of the new Purple Spotted Media Associates, who, along with Business Development Director Karen Lindsay, will be looking after the brand and its members, the new website has been created to provide a slicker, faster and more modern way of connecting the public with the best florists in the UK. The
It's not too late to join in when tonight (19.00 GMT) sees the first of the new Flower Lounge Lives, a new initiative by the Floristry Trade Club and run in conjunction with The Florist Trade Magazine. Hosted by well-known industry expert and Editor of Florist Magazine, Caroline Marshall-Foster, the show will see three top florist shop owners discuss how to Survive and Thrive in Changing Times and how florists can plan and prepare for the months ahead. The panellists, Kate He
or how doing what I say, rather than doing what I did could save your business. Do I think there will be a recession? If I didn’t I’d be arguing in the face of all the newspapers and financial experts who in one way or another are predicting bad things. And given I blanched when I filled up my car as it touched the £100 mark I am not oblivious or excused from the problems. Because unless you are a multi multi millionaire (and actually they will hurt as well – I just don’t h
UPDATED 5.8.2022 Read some of the papers and you could be excused for thinking the world was on the brink of collapse. Journalists are having a field day in writing the most awful clickbait headlines and you can see why people are saying we run the risk of talking ourselves into a recession. But let’s be honest, it’s not good. Globally the economy is causing concern, here in the UK inflation is at a 40 year high, wages aren’t keeping pace with the rising cost of living, the