As a BFA or IPF member you are able to take advantage of all the extras that we have to offer, including money saving business member benefits and inspirational events. There’s so many that we wouldn’t want you not to see these really good deals.
Why would you want to belong to the Association… simple, we are not a wholesalers or corporate company…we work independently and have you and your business in mind. As a ‘not for profit’ organisation all our membership income goes straight back into the industry and not into other peoples pockets. For as little as £25.00 per quarter or 27p a day! Read below all the advantages of being part of this community.
Belonging to the British Florist Association gives your business a host of member benefits as well as giving you the sign of professionalism to use within you business. Take a look below, our member offers and discounts are constantly updated as we work with companies both within our industry and further afield to ensure we have a range that can benefit your business in many ways.
Find and Florist
Every BFA member gets a ‘Find a Florist’ profile. This includes a weblink straight to your website, a banner promoting your logo, business opening and closing times, the opportunity to use your own products and many more details. If you want to see an example of this
If you’re worried about uploading the information and updating it, here’s a simple guide to show you just how it easy it is
The Find a Florist feature can be located on the home page menu, consumers can find you there but you can also use it to locate another florist for your customers if an order is out of your area.
Special rates for Software Management, website builders, wedding contracts and epos systems at discounted rates, offers at wholesalers and save money on petrol, diesel and insurance. For more information BFA members will be required to log into the members area with your registered membership details.
Use the BFA Member logo, available to download in the members area, on all your stationery, website, printing, business cards and social media platforms. Look out for the window decals and van decals delivered to in your member packs and show your customers that YOU are the professional florist.
As a Business Member of the BFA or an IPF Member you have free access to the Bloom Room Virtual Florist chats. These take place monthly on a Tuesday evening at 6.30pm and we organise a speaker to chat with us on a variety of subjects which are beneficial to the floral community. It’s a great way for florists all over the UK to connect. With a very relaxed feel we chat through a diverse range of topics with plenty of time for people to throw in questions as well.
Free Funeral Images and website images
We get asked by so many florists for funeral images and we are pleased to be able to offer 36 images free to BFA members. This collection of pictures has a traditional commercial core aimed at the consumer to help you increase your sales, average order value and save you time and money. We also include in our members area free website images too. This will save you money and time and collection has at least 15 images for free!
As well as free images we provide promotional material for you to use. These include Instagram images, Facebook covers and Seasonal Posters. all can be downloaded from the members area for you to use on social media platforms, websites and publicity
We all need some useful documents at some time for our businesses. BFA members can download Contracts of Employment, Wedding contracts, Risk assessments and much more. These are constantly updated and and free of charge to members.
Be part of our Industry Awards and get free entry into the ONLY trade show FleurEx.
Member discounts on all our competitions, conferences and roadshows.
Use the exclusive members area for the ‘ tool box’. A whole host of business ideas , links and contracts for you to use.
Social media groups
Join our Facebook group for professional florist members only. Chat about the latest news with your fellow colleagues and follow us on Instagram and Twitter.
The ONLY printed Florist trade magazine still available. Full of ideas, business tips and who’s doing what! Members get the magazine delivered for free.
Membership fees help the trade association to carry on its work with government bodies including City and Guilds, Apprenticeships, Worldskills and Lantra. To ensure that our floristry skills are maintained and the standards are met.
Trade Shows and business confrences
Running these gives florists of the UK inspiration, opportunities to network and a creates a real community. It also encourages more people to enter the industry and represents us as a skilled workforce.
When so many florist businesses join our community it helps us make Floristry stronger, to help educate, inform and strengthen our professional skills. Real florists doing real floristry.