Brexit Tariffs and their potential impact on the UK floristry industry headline this week’s blog post. The BFA (British Florist Association) have highlighted this week that if no deal is forthcoming with the European Community by December 31st, the government is intending to add an 8% tariff to all cut flowers coming into the UK. To read more about the situation and how you can help the industry, please click on the first link below.
- Brexit Tariffs : Time to Take Action via The BFA
- Fill the Distance With Beauty Campaign by The Flower Council of Holland
- Flowers by Floral Earth at this Irish Castle Wedding
- Sweet & Charming Spring Wedding Inspiration With Flowers by Janna Brown
- Contemporary Spring Bloom Inspiration With Flowers by Wildstems
- Modern Botanical Wedding Inspiration With Flowers by Wylde
- Five Things That Will Make a Wedding Even More Beautiful After a Pandemic by Hybrid
- The Art of Summer Flowers with Kitten Grayson
- 8 Beautiful Sunflower Fields to Visit in the UK This Summer
Collating my paperwork for my accountant for the tax year 2019/20 this week has made me really reflect on the last 12 months. And how apparent it is that I’ve not travelled into London since the lockdown started in March. Nor have I been on a train or in a taxi. What a very surreal year 2020 is turning out to be…
Zoom, relatively unheard of before COVID, has now become an important business tool. And this week I had a lovely chat with Devon-based Kate from Simply Flowers using the platform. Kate was a student on my recent Instagram for Florists online course. At the end of the course, I asked students if they would be happy to complete a survey to give me feedback. I then put all their names in a hat and the winner won a complimentary 30 minute Zoom consultancy call with me. Kate won the prize!
As well as discussing her Instagram presence, we also looked at her marketing strategy. There were lots of tingly moments. And I’m so looking forward to seeing how everything progresses for her over the coming weeks!
P.S. Just in case you missed it, here’s a link to last week’s Floristry Industry Insight.