Myerscough College’s floristry department has been shortlisted for more national recognition, with an amazing 13 nominations in the 2017 BFA Industry Awards.
The British Florist Association (BFA) Awards recognise the best in the industry with a prestigious annual ceremony. Myerscough College has been shortlisted in the category of Training Provider of the Year, while four staff members - Sam Cook, Susanna Brandon, Julie Chamley and Val Kenyon - are nominated for Floristry Tutor of the Year.
Meanwhile Myerscough students dominate the category of Floristry Student of the Year, with Becky Smyth, Claire Roberts, Georgina Sowerby, Jackie Walsh, Kathryn Naylor, Lindsay Fitzpatrick, Sheila Barr, and Susannah Boothroyd all on the shortlist.
Now in their sixth year, the BFA Industry Awards have established themselves as the place to be recognised within the industry. Each autumn the awards are presented at the Awards & Gala Dinner at FleurEx 2017. The ceremony takes place in the Autumn.
The awards are presented to individuals and companies as voted for by the public.
Closing date for voting is 5th September and votes can be cast at this link: http://www.bfaflorist.org/BFA_Industry_Awards.aspx
The British Florist Association is the official voice of the UK floristry industry and the only trade organisation in the industry to be formally recognised as such. In recent years, Myerscough has won several BFA awards as well as being nominated a number of other times in recent years.
The nominations come on the back of another successful academic year for the floristry department. As well as these BFA nominations, the department has seen the staging of several major exhibitions showcasing the work of Myerscough College floristry degree students, which were all a huge success.
Myerscough College runs floral design courses at further and higher education level, with a range of full and part-time options available. The College also leads the way in offering innovative study methods, such as an Online Foundation Degree in Commercial Floral Design, which enables students to achieve a vocational based Higher Education qualification through part-time study.
by Dave Salmon