Julie Collins, BFA sustainability officer - British Florist Association

Julie Collins, BFA sustainability officer

Julie has a wealth of experience in the floral industry. Among her many qualifications are BTec ND, ICSF, Cert Ed, City&Guilds MDPF (Level 5 – British Master), Institute of Professional Florists (IoPF) Academic Fellow and the University of Cambridge Business Sustainability Management

She started her career in the bank, and in 1996 decided to change careers and re-trained as a florist, developing a successful wedding flower business, teaching floristry at Bicton College and working in the family’s florist shop. In 2009 Julie joined forces with Tina Parkes to create the British Academy of Floral Art, enabling her to share all the wonderful Floristry and business skills she has learnt over the years. Julie is now qualified in sustainability management and moving forward she wants to help florists to be as Eco friendly as possible.

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