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Myerscough floristry named a double finalist in national industry awards

Wednesday 2 Oct 2019

Myerscough College’s floristry department has been named as a double finalist in the 2019 national British Florist Association (BFA) Awards.

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The awards recognise the best in the industry with a prestigious annual ceremony and after Myerscough figured heavily in the initial nominations earlier this year, the College has now been recognised in two categories.

Firstly, Myerscough is a finalist in the category of Training Provider of the Year, highlighting the excellent provision provided for floristry and floral design. Myerscough are defending champions of the title, having won the award in both 2018 and 2017, as well as 2015.

Meanwhile, higher education student, Lindsay Shaw, has been nominated for Floristry Student of the Year, highlighting her outstanding work and dedication throughout the year. Lindsay is currently undertaking a Foundation Degree study programme in Professional Floristry and Floral Design.

Now in their eighth 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, which this year takes place on October 26th.

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 recognition comes 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’s floristry provision has been recognised as sector-leading for a long time, with a strong student offer allowing learners the pathway into a successful career in the profession. This offer has led to a host of industry awards and nominations over the last few years. The College was the first in the country to offer higher education level online study and also regularly attracts some of the industry’s biggest names to work closely with students.

Myerscough College and University Centre 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