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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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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“Don’t fear, digital is here!” Mike Bourguignon speaks with Strelitzia in the first of a series of blogs.


“Don’t fear, digital is here!” Mike Bourguignon speaks with Strelitzia about his background, his role with Florint and how Strelitzia has helped and improved his own florist shop in this series of blogs. In this first blog Mike explains how he has spent his whole life within the industry and just how Strelitzia helps his business now.

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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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Daniels Blumenstudio: ‘From sceptic to convinced user’

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Before I talk about our present successes with Strelitzia, I have to go back a short while as for us there was a time before Strelitzia. A little over a year ago we were looking for a new EPOS system for our flowershop that would satisfy our requirements and meet the new guidelines from the tax office. After a while we found a well-known provider that reasonably provided what we needed. Because I did not know better, we invested a high 4-figure sum for the hardware, software plus a maintenance contract. This cost us a decent amount each month. In general we like to invest money in things that help us to facilitate the daily work. The sad thing about the software solution was that we weren’t 100% happy with it. It was much too complicated and cluttered. My staff waited on hold to the ‘Help Hotline’ almost weekly and that’s not how we imagined it. The EPOS system should save us time and not cause more work!

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Conservatory Florist – Blog 1: Demonstration and Install


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.

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Heidi Lawley takes 5 minutes to speak to Strelitzia in our latest blog!

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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.

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