FloriCon - Skills Workshop - British Florist Association

FloriCon – Skills Workshop

The Skills Workshop will run on Saturday and Sunday so you’ll be able to buy a ticket for either or both days if you wish. The cost is only £95.00 (plus VAT) and this covers everything you need for a full day.

This workshop will be aimed at refreshing skills and working on honing some of the basics. If you want to refresh yourself, give staff a boost or meet peers at the same career stage as you, this will be an interactive and fun day. Aimed at working florists at a Level 3 standard. This workshop will assist you in your day to day job as well as set you in good stead for competition work.

Your tutors

Mark Entwistle will be teaching on the Saturday Skills Workshop. He has been in the floral industry for 35 years. After passing his exams and taking part in many competitions, he worked as a tutor before becoming the Creative Director of The Black Rose in Knutsford, Cheshire, where he worked on catering to clients bespoke needs as well as wedding and event work. Mark has won many RHS medals and a few years ago took his Demonstrator exams. Mark now works all over the UK delivering demonstrations and workshops whilst also freelancing on weddings and events.

Zoe Rowlinson will be teaching on the Sunday Skills Workshop. Zoe is the Weddings and Events manager for Fabulous Flowers in Oxford. She has a masters in floral design and 4 RHS Chelsea medals. Zoe also represented the UK for EuroSkills in Lille in 2014 after securing Gold at the UK Skills competition in 2013. She is passionate about training florists of the future and currently lectures L4 and 5 students as part of the Moreton Morrell Floristry department.


Structural arrangement design and hand tied frameworks. Using natural and reusable materials Mark will guide you through designs that can be used to enhance your hand tied work and your commercial contract work. Excellent for both competitor and retail florist..


Technical focused wiring, with gluing and gluing platforms. There will be floral crowns and floral jewellery to get your creative teeth into. This class can give you the commercial edge as well as helping with precision competition work.

All materials will be provided, simply buy your ticket and come along with your toolbox.

THE WORKSHOPS RUN 10.30am-4pm EACH DAY. Registration is from 10.15am

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