Hugh Baird College’s Floristry team hosted industry professionals, training providers and florists from across the country for a Floristry Standardisation Day.
The aim of the day was to get as many employers, professional florists and training providers as possible to maintain high standards in all of the qualifications delivered. Working in collaboration ensures that the training provided helps our students develop the skills, knowledge and experience employers need in their future staff.
Members of Reaseheath’s floristry team joined other delegates (including employers, international designers, a BFA representative and a leading wholesale manager) for the day jam packed with latest updates on industry best practice. The morning session involved representatives sharing news and updates from both the British Florist Association and Country Baskets Wholesalers.
The event also included updates from Kate Whelan who was representing the British Florist Association and the Institute of Professional Florists. The afternoon session looked at current and upcoming qualifications and an internal quality assurance exercise, enabling delegates to compare their own assessment methods and levels with those of other providers, as well as against examining guidelines.
The finale of the day was a demonstration by International designer Julie Pearson who inspired the team with her innovative and creative work.