FFTF Birmingham conference BRUM18

Feb 5 2018 @ 9:15am - Feb 5 2018 @ 6:00pm

Feb 5 2018 
Macdonald Burlington Hotel, New Street, Birmingham.
Registration and coffee from 8.15 am for 9.15am start
Programme ends 5pm, with networking till 6.00pm.

FFTF members £55, non-members £80.00 (includes refreshments and lunch).

Our annual Birmingham conference offers a fantastic opportunity to socialise, network and learn with fellow growers and florists, alongside a great mix of input, floral demonstration, group discussion activities, and trade stands offering browsing and buying opportunities.

We're pleased to announce the following confirmed speakers:
  • Fiona Humberstone, The Brand Stylist: How to Build A Destination Floral Brand
  • Our specialist triumverate of growers: Claire Brown, Plantpassion, Linda Clark, Spotted Dog Flower Company and Frances Boscawen, Moat Farm Flowers : The challenges of different soil types and how to overcome them (with Q+A)
  • Fiona Pickles, Firenza Flowers - large vase demonstration 
 
Afternoon discussion groups include:
  • Wedding flowers: Rachel Petherham, Catkin
  • Running workshops: Sarah Statham, Simply By Arrangement
  • Funeral flowers: Gill Hodgson, Fieldhouse Flowers
  • Planning your plot: Claire Brown, Plant Passion
  • Working as a freelance florist: Judith McCormack, Pollen Floral Joy
  • Finding your customer: Nicki Roberts, Buckets of Blooms
  • Growing for florists: Jan Falkingham, Field and Bloom 
  • Using horticulture for health and well being in a social enterprise. Theresa Wedderburn, Branch Out MK
  • Running a floristry business from an urban garden: Ellie and Anna, The Flower Appreciation Society
  • Conditioning and containers: Toria Britten, Flowers from the Plot
  • Wearable Flowers: Gayani Ariyaratne, Ethical Floral
  • Growers: Record keeping and how to use it: Cel Robertson, Forever Green Flower Company.
  • Videography for small businesses - Sarah Chaundler, Jigsaw Productions  

Terms and Conditions
Bookings are non-refundable after 4th January 2018.  If you book and aren’t able to attend you can transfer member tickets to another member or a non-member ticket to any person of your choice. You must arrange this yourself and inform carole@tuckshopflowers.com of the name of the person attending in your place.