Myerscough College’s floristry department has been named as a quadruple finalist in the 2020 national British Florist Association (BFA) Awards.
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 three 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 won the award in both 2018 and 2017, as well as 2015.
Meanwhile, higher education students, Katherine Birtles and Rebecca Sherwin, have been nominated for Floristry Student of the Year, highlighting their outstanding work and dedication throughout the year.
Nicola Harrison is a finalist in the category of Floristry Tutor of the Year.
Now in their ninth year, the BFA Industry Awards have established themselves as the place to be recognised within the industry. Each autumn the awards are presented, usually at an Awards & Gala Dinner, but due to Coronarvirus restrictions will this year the winners will be announced online later this month, on October 24th.
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 numerous BFA awards, as well as being nominated a number of other times.
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 alone. 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