Today on Florist Friday, I’m thrilled to let you know that Neil Birks of NB Flowers has won the New Covent Garden Flower Market ‘Florist of the Year 2014’ Award!
NB Flowers is an event and contract floristry business, founded, owned and run by Neil. Ten years ago, he had just one client, the Little Venice Cake Company, ordering 30 roses a week. Today, Neil has four permanent staff, an army of freelancers and a thriving business providing beautiful flowers to clients in Central London for contracts and events. Every single stem is sourced from the Flower Market, where NB Flowers has been based from its very first day of trading. Many congratulations to Neil! Here’s an example of his stunning floral designs.
I was delighted to be on the judging panel, together with (left to right) Caroline Marshall-Foster (Editor of The Florist), Helen Evans (Director of Business Development & Support at Covent Garden Market Authority) and Simon Lycett (The Flower Market’s Florist of the Year 2013).
(Images: CGMA/The Florist)