BFA Vision

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So, Vision is fast creeping up on us for another year so I thought I’d take ten minutes and let you all know what’s happening, what you can expect, why we are going and most importantly what you can get out of the weekend.


What is BFA Vision?

Vision is the largest trade conference in the UK & is run by The British Florist Association.

Date: 13th & 14th April 2019 | Venue: Leicester Marriot LE19 1SW


Why should you go to Vision?

This is your chance to speak to other florists in the industry and listen to experts whom will discuss the following issues;

1. Brexit and how it will affect the florist industry
2. The best of British Suppliers
3. How to grow your business
4. How to make your business more profitable
5. Eco-floristry & MailChimp (email marketing) workshops
6. The BFA & how it can aid your business
7. Telling your business story through Social media
8. Best practice


Why is Strelitzia going to Vision?

We go to Vision every year. It’s a great opportunity for us to keep up to date with what is happening in the industry, say hello to our current customers and this year it will give us a chance to show off our new cloud based system!

Although we’d be lying if we said we weren’t a little excited about Saturday night’s drinks.


What can you get out of Vision?
Keep you up to date on how external issues, like Brexit, may affect your business
Help you network and gain support from other florists just like you.
Give you fresh ideas on how to run your business.
Practical ideas on how to market your business.


Looking forward to seeing you there.

Click HERE for a link to tickets

RHS Chelsea Florist of the Year 2018

RHS Chelsea Florist of the Year 2018

At this year’s RHS Chelsea Florist of the Year competition 3 out of the 16 competitors were Strelitzia users:

The brief this year was to create a Spring Wedding Throne, and the official schedule states that fresh flower and/ or plant material must be visually dominant and make up at least 2/3 of the finished design. There was also a nod to designs being eco-friendly.

Here are the competitors and information about their amazing thrones:

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RHS Chelsea Young Florist of the Year competition

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At this year’s RHS Chelsea Young Florist of the Year competition 3 out of the 14 competitors were Strelitzia users.

The brief this year was to create a Spring Wedding Throne, and the official schedule states that fresh flower and/ or plant material must be visually dominant and make up at least 2/3 of the finished design. There was also a nod to designs being eco-friendly.

Here are the competitors and information about their amazing thrones:

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BFA Vision 2018 – Round up.

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Last weekend the Strelitzia team set sail for Leicester and pitched up at BFA Vision 2018. We had a fantastic weekend meeting lots of you wonderful florists and enjoying all of the speakers on Sunday. The speakers were all incredibly interesting so we thought we’d go through each to give you a flavour of what went on.

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Mike Bourguignon returns for the second of his blogs!

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Last week we brought you Mike Bourguignon’s first blog with Strelitzia in which we spoke to him about his background, his florist shop in Madrid and how he manages that with his role at Florint too. This week we’re bringing you the second edition of Mike’s blog and this time he speaks a little more in depth about his shop and website and what the main differences are between British and Spanish florists!

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“Our Florist” – Mandy, Sonning Flowers

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In the latest edition of ‘Our Florist’ we are taking a trip to Reading to speak with Mandy of Sonning Flowers. Mandy is the latest florist to feature in our series of blogs and we hope you’ll find her story interesting. She certainly has a unique view of one of the biggest sporting events in the UK each year so keep reading to find out more!

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