It’s been a little while since my last blog, so I hope you are all doing well and seeing as though I haven’t been inundated with phone calls asking when the next one will be published I will take it that I haven’t been missed too much! Anyway, you’re reading this so they can’t be too bad.
In our latest feature we are going to be spending a little bit of time with Ian from Conservatory Florist over the course of the next year or so. We thought it would be a good idea to document Ian’s journey with Strelitzia from how he first discovered Strelitzia through getting it installed and then following how he manages with the system through his first year.
The BFA’s Vision 2016 kicked off with cocktails on Saturday night, followed by a string of extremely inspiring and thought-provoking presentations the following Sunday, with topics from The Girls Mean Business to How Sex Can Spice Up Your Sales. Intrigued? You should’ve been there!
The Europa Cup has been taking place over the weekend in Genoa, Italy and there have been some wonderful and beautiful designs. We’ve been keeping tracks on how the competition has been going over the weekend and in the end the prestigious prize went to Tamas Mezoffy of Hungry.
In the latest edition of ‘Our Florist’ we heard from Nikki Meader, the boss of award winning West Malling flowers. Well today we bring you the second edition of that blog, this time hearing from one of Nikki’s talented florists, Heidi Lawley.
So, Christmas is already less than a month away. Decorations are starting to appear in people’s homes and the shops are playing Christmas songs, all not acceptable until the very earliest of the 1st of December, may I add, but they are here anyway!
The latest ‘Our Florist’ is a very special issue indeed, with this month’s etchings come from award winning business West Malling Flowers.
Strelitzia has been available to use in multiple different languages for a while, but only now are we really starting to find our feet in the European market. At the beginning of November, we exhibited at the International Floriculture and Horticulture Trade Fair (IFTF) in Holland, our first major trade show outside of the UK. We had a fantastic response from lots of different florists, wholesalers and growers about our software and we’ve got some interesting projects in the pipeline (watch this space!).
The Flower Council of Holland has just released the latest four trends that we should be taking note of. They were showcased at FleurEx last month and believe me, you want to pay attention. Whether you’re thinking of re-vamping your shop in the New Year or are looking for new and exciting styles and designs to sell to your customers, pick one of these fabulous trends and run with it!
Strelitzia is on the road again next week as Mark, Sally & Katie travel to Holland to visit the IFTF, International Floriculture & Horticulture Trade Fair.