The following businesses and organisations are either corporate members, associate members of the BFA.  Many of our Industry members and colleagues offer a range of membership benefits - offering complimentary or discounted goods and services to our members.

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Corporate Members

Our Corporate Membership is for companies that supply products and/or services to florist businesses on a national basis i.e. wholesalers, importers/exporters etc.  CLICK HERE for more info, Join & support the BFA

 


Brother UK Ltd

Shepley Stree, Guide Bridge, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M34 5JD

 


Chrysal

 

Chrysal.

Offer a Generous Member Beneift 

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In the florist industry, it is all about satisfied customers. You need flowers in excellent condition in order to generate sales and increase the sales days. Chrysal flower care helps you to optimise the flower condition. Our product excellence is just one way in helping you to save costs and improve quality. Chrysal has developed several programs that support you in optimising your business as well. Chrysal have recently extended their range of flowercare products to include Chrysal Floral Foam ELITE, a premium floral foam with excellent water absorption, soaking and handling qualities

Chrysal UK Ltd, Ardsley Mills, Bradford Road, East Ardsley, Leeds, WF3 2DW. Telephone 0113 307 4050.

www.chrysal.co.uk


Country Baskets

Country Baskets

Offer a Generous Member Beneift 

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Country Baskets is your one stop shop for beautiful floral sundries, now with even more ideas to help your business grow.  

Their  roots in floristry have enabled them to grow into a hub for all things creative, innovative and inspirational. This has resulted in one of the UK’s largest collections of artificial flowers & greenery, floral supplies, wedding, craft supplies, glassware, pottery, home decor, outdoor and seasonal product.  

Country Baskets offer BFA members a constant discount with every penny you spend - click on the image or link above to find out more!           

www.countrybaskets.co.uk

Country Baskets Ltd, Ardsley Mills, Bradford Road, East Ardsley, Leeds, WF3 2DW. 01132 189 090


Direct2florist

 

 

 

Direct2florist offers worldwide relay and florist software or bespoke e-commerce websites to florists. There cost-effective, tailor made services, already used by thousands of florists across the globe, they take care of many of those everyday tasks, allowing you to take your business to the next level.  For more information Call Simon Stirling to discuss your requirements on 01204 452000 or email webteam@direct2florist.com

www.direct2florist.co.uk


Floriguard, Bridge Insurance Brokers

Floriguard by Bridge Insurance.

Offer a Generous Member Beneift 

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The beauty with FloriGaurd Insurance is they understand our trade and have designed policies that work for florists, the policies have the flexibility to be tailored even more specifically to your requirements.  With BFA Membership you are entitled to discount of up to15% off your policies - this is only for BFA members so click on the link above and find out more.

 

Floriguard, Bridge Insurance Brokers Ltd, Cobac House, 14-16 Charlotte Street, Manchester, M1 4FL. 0161 236 6969

www.floriguard.co.uk


 

Florismart

Florismart

Offer a Generous Member Beneift 

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Florismart is where you can buy fresh flowers, plants and sundries, it's unique in the fact it brings together exporters, wholesalers, and growers conveniently and seamlessly in one maketplace. 

Understanding that Florismart is a market place, where many exporters, wholesalers, growers and sundry supplier compete to win your pound for the same products is key to understanding what Florismart is all about. As one customer put it "Florismart doesn't sell you anything they simply show you how to buy the best."  Florismart believe in empowering independent florists – giving you easier access to a whole range, best of all it's really simple.

With BFA Membership you will be intitled to £30 off your first order with Florismart, however due to the nature of Florismart the continued saving coupleed with quality and an outstanding choice is of huge benefit to any florist, click on the link above to find out more.

www.florismart.com


FloristPro Ltd

FloristPro

Offer a Generous Member Beneift 

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FloristPro create personal user friendly web sites just for florists, allowing you to trade online as well as modify your own product and site content.
As a unique bunch of IT and floristry specialists they understand the specific needs of florists online.
They have designed websites for over 600 florists – from small online retailers to industry award winning designers. It doesn’t matter how large or small your business is, if you have a seed of an idea or a business in bloom – They make sure you have a website right for you.  

FloristPro offer a whopping 50% discount off their set up fee to BFA members! Click on the link above to find out more

FloristPro Ltd, Nairn House, Artex Avenue, Rustington, West Sussex BN16 3LN.  01903 77 33 77

www.floristpro.co.uk


Florist up my Street

www.floristupmystreet.co.uk

A new concept designed and developed by florists, for florists. A Fair and flexible way to offer business's all around the country a system to receive public orders, utilise business management tools and advertise for free on every order… Florist up my street give the florist complete control of what they want to design and sell, be it bouquets, plants or gifts. 

 


Florist Window Ltd

 

Florist window provide a bespoke website design service, each site is unique. In a nutshell, customised online shopping cart solutions for florists allowing you to sell online as well as maintain your own brand, products, content, reminders, sales reports and customers.  They currently have clients live in the UK, USA, South Africa and Canada.

www.floristwindow.com

UK Superweb Ltd, 99-101 Cambridge Road, Milton Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB24 6AT, 0800 169 3266


Flower Council of Holland

 

 

 

 

 

Keeping flowers and plants constantly top of mind with the consumer - is what the Flower Council of Holland devote themselves to every day. They make sure that consumers become and remain inspired to buy flowers and plants. They work with partners to develop effective marketing campaigns with flowers and plants in the starring role. Based on thorough market research, there engaging campaigns ensure that people talk about flowers and plants. Not just amongst the consumer themselves, but also in the media.

www.flowercouncil.co.uk

31, Southampton Row, Holborn, London, WC1B 5HJ


G-Fresh

 

 

 

 

 

G-fresh is an internet platform for buying cut flowers straight from Holland’s best growers, which has been launched by a collective of leading Dutch producers. Florists and wholesalers can easily place their orders through the website and have their flowers delivered fresh the day after harvesting. The growers post their current products and prices on the website on the day before cutting, allowing customers to make their purchases with maximum transparency and avoiding the uncertainty of auction. Ordered before 6 am, the flowers are cut, sent to G-Fresh’s distribution centre, and subsequently shipped to the customer for arrival the next morning, all in the same day. The incredibly short distribution lines ensure the absolute freshest of flowers, as well as no unnecessary add-on costs. G-Fresh allows buyers to do their ordering at whatever time suits them. The shortest route from grower to florist, ensures the freshest flowers, knowing the grower and fixed prices, sustainable cultivation, environment friendly grown, exclusive and distinguishing and for the customer, a Unique Selling Point. Find more information on their website at: www.g-fresh.nl


Johnsons of Nantwich Ltd

Johnsons of Nantwich Ltd

Offer a Generous Member Beneift 

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Johnsons of Nantwich are greetings card manufacturer offering unique designs, bespoke back page personalisation, guaranteed delivery, all produced on their premises.  Not only that but they can print your own images on the cards at no extra cost - These can not only be a profitable addition to your business but also market you with every purchase!  A real win win and an add on that it most suitable for every gift.

 


KPMG Business Acounting

KPMG Business accounting

Offer a Generous Member Beneift 

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MEZU EXCEPTIONAL SILK FLOWERS

Mezu Exceptional Silk Flowers

Offer a Generous Member Beneift 

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MPS / FAIR FLOWERS FAIR PLANTS

Fair Flowers Fair Plants

Offer a Generous Member Beneift 

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Opiflor UK Ltd

Opiflor

Offer a Generous Member Beneift 

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Opiflor UK Limited is part of one of Europe’s largest suppliers of floral products with over 10 years of experience the floral field. Our catalogue contains a broad range of interesting and often unique floral accessories. We issue two main catalogues a year and additional supplements to ensure that you have a wide variety of things to choose from. Our catalogue is seasonal based, for the everyday and not so everyday items that are required by florists throughout the UK. Please visit our web site and take a look. Telephone 0800 014 8418.

 you will be intitled to 20% off your first order with Opiflor, but the generosity doesn't stop there, you're intitled to a continual discount of 10% off every order you place with them for as long as you remain a BFA or IoPF member so click on the link above and find out more.

www.opiflor.co.uk


Strelitizia

Strelitzia

Offer a Generous Member Beneift 

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Strelitzia is the leading management software company for the florist industry, providing florists in the UK and across the world with the technology for the day to day running of their shops.

Strelitzia Software offer a generous BFA member benefit discount so click on the link above to find out more.


The Florist Magazine

Can’t decide whether to wire or glue your corsages? Need some marketing advice for your unique business? How about picking up totally saleable design inspiration plus info about the latest products and varieties to hit the market?

Produced by a team with years of industry experience, The Florist aims to inspire and inform with a mix of in-depth business features, fabulous design ideas and all the latest industry news.

www.theflorist.co.uk

Riverside Studios, 65 Aspenlea Road, Hammersmith, London, W6 8LH

Telephone 020 8237 1108


 

 

Associate Members

Our Associate Membership is for companies that supply products and/or services to florist businesses on a regional basis i.e. wholesalers, importers/exporters etc.  CLICK HERE for more info, Join & support the BFA

 


C J LOVE WHOLESALE

 

 Established over 35 years ago, CJ Love is a family run business providing wholesale flowers, wholesale plants and wholesale sundries directly to florists throughout Kent, Sussex, Essex and London. They also offer a nationwide delivery service, delivered via courier, for florists situated in parts of the UK they can’t easily reach themselves. 

operating 6 days a week from their large cash & carry facility in Sidcup, Kent they welcome trade visitors to the warehouse between the hours of 3.30am-2.00pm Mon-Fri and 4.30am-11.00am on Saturdays. 

www.cjlove.co.uk

EMAIL: info@cjlove.co.uk 

TELEPHONE: 020 8300 8422 

ADDRESS: 57 Northcray Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 5EU

 


New Covent Garden Market

 

New Covent Garden Market is the largest fruit, vegetable and flower market in the UK. Passionate about food and passionate about flowers they pride themselves on being the focus for food and flowers in London.

With over 200 businesses, employing over 2,500 people, the Market supplies 40% of fresh fruit & vegetables eaten outside of the home in London and is used by 75% of London florists.

www.newcoventgardenmarket.com

Covent House, New Covent Garden Market, London, Greater London, SW8 5NX

Telephone 020 7501 3495

Email info@cgma.co.uk


Excelsior Wholesale

They are one of the UKs largest stockists of wholesale florist supplies, exquisite gift shop trinkets and those interior design touches that make all the difference to any home.

www.excelsiorwholesale.co.uk

Excelsior Wholesale, 37 Shirrall Drive, Drayton Bassett, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B78 3EQ. 0121 308 1329

 


Peter H Smith

Specialists in the supply of fresh flowers, plants, florist supplies and florist sundries to the industry.

  • Wholesale fresh flowers in the Northwest

Florist Sundries

  • We have an extensive range of florist sundries available to buy on line.
  • there is no minimum order for your delivery, and if your order comes to over £50 (excluding VAT), delivery of your florist sundries will be absolutely free!
  • In addition, our delivery charge throughout mainland UK for orders under £50 is only £4.

www.peterhsmith.com

Address: Peter H Smith Flowers and Sundries, Chain Caul Way, Riversway, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston PR2 2YL

Telephone:

General enquiries: 01772 333000
Flower and Plant Sales: 01772 333000
Sundries: 01772 333005
New Accounts: 01772 333024

South East Flowers

Southeast Flowers, wholesale supplier of quality fresh flowers, foliage and sundries to customers across Kent and the South East.

  • There Services include:
  • Daily deliveries
  • Overnight courier service
  • One to one ordering
  • Daily price list and availability

www.southeastflowers.co.uk

South East Flowers Ltd, Unit 1, Chart Enterprise Park, Dencora Way, Ashford, Kent, TN23 2FL. 01233 625 678

The Paper Studio

Churchill Business Centre, Churchill Road, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, BS23 3HD

Telephone 01934 644 451

email admin@thepaperstudio.co.uk

www.thepaperstudio.co.uk


Tom Brown Wholesale Ltd

Tom Brown wholesale are a family run business which was started way back in 1975 by Tom Brown. Over the last 40 years they have a gained a reputation for good service, attention to detail and reliability. Widely known for vast stock levels means that we hardly ever have to say no.

30 Chiltonian Industrial Estate, Manor Lane, London Greater London, SE12 0TX

Telephone 0208 852 2200

www.tombrownwholesale.co.uk


 

All Miscellaneous

 

FLORINT

 

 

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www.florint.org

This federation  was founded in 1958 in Strasbourg. The founders were a number of National Florists’ Associations that worried about the possible threads of the advancing European integration. On the other hand they saw possibilities and opportunities if they would create and intensify co-operation between their associations on the European level. Nowadays FLORINT organises the national Florists’ Associations of 20 European countries, of which the BFA is a member.


Flower Wholesale Trade Association

www.fwta.co.uk

The only dedicated trade association for the wholesale sector of the UK flower industry...Founded in 2005 it brings together quality suppliers of fresh flowers, foliage, plants and florist sundries. Florists using a FWTA wholesaler can be confident that they are buying the best product available and that the service they receive will be second to none.


HR4UK - our online HR partner

 

HR4UK 

Offer a Generous Member Beneift 

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www.hr4uk.com

The BFA is conscious of the paperwork problems that employing staff can bring, and having looked at many HR Personnel Adminstration solutions, we came across HR4UK. We were so impressed with their solution, attitude and helpfulless that we have signed up with them for the Association itself. We have also negotiated a special discount of 15% with HR4UK, for our members off any of their HR packages. For further information please visit their website or call 01455 444222.


LANTRA

www.lantra.co.uk

Lantra is the Sector Skills Council for environmental and land-based industries. We work to develop the skilled workforce of tomorrow, by listening today. By working with employers, organisations, training providers and individuals, Lantra helps businesses improve performance through investment in skills.


Lynda Owen floral consultancy columnist commentator

www.lynda-owen.co.uk

Lynda Owen is an established and respected figure in the world of professional floristry. For forty years she has been at the forefront of floristry, pushing the boundaries, leading the drive for higher standards and increasing the awareness of consumers to the great joys of floral design. Lynda is an honorary member of the BFA, and European Floristry judge and has judged floristry competitions throughout Great Britain and Ireland also the World Cup of Floristry, Eurofleurs and the Russian National Floristry Competition. On this website many of Lynda’s published articles can be found plus original additional web content. Also look out for the latest news, views, comments and trends in the world of floristry, and then add your comments to the discussion.


UK Floristry Judges Guild

www.ukfloristryjudgesguild.org

The Guild brings together accredited floristry Judges from all areas of the industry, to ensure that British judging maintains its high standards, and upholds the quality objectives in European competitions. Consistency in Judging, development of existing Judges and training of new Judges are an important part of our aims.


 

PLEASE CLICK HERE to view all our BFA Member Colleges.

Each of our colleges have their own page the links for which you'll find listed down the left of the following page.

 

 

Fair Flowers Fair Plants

Offer a Generous Member Beneift 

CLICK HERE to view full details

 

 

 


Opiflor UK Ltd


South East Flowers

Southeast Flowers, wholesale supplier of quality fresh flowers, foliage and sundries to customers across Kent and the South East.

  • There Services include:
  • Daily deliveries
  • Overnight courier service
  • One to one ordering
  • Daily price list and availability

www.southeastflowers.co.uk

South East Flowers Ltd, Unit 1, Chart Enterprise Park, Dencora Way, Ashford, Kent, TN23 2FL. 01233 625 678


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