Worldskills Gold Medal Winner 2018 - British Florist Association

Worldskills Gold Medal Winner 2018

Congratulations Laura Williams – Gold Medal Winner!
After days of gruelling competition, Saturday evening saw Laura Williams scoop the Gold Medal as the results of the UK Worldskills Final competitions were announced.

Medal Winners:

  • Gold Medal – Laura Williams, Bridgwater and Taunton College South West
  • Silver Medal – Elaine Stoner, Elaine’s Flowers Ltd South East
  • Bronze Medal – Melissa Selby-Forrest, Plantology Floral Creations Yorkshire and Humberside
  • Highly Commended – Maria Marshall, Warwickshire College West Midlands


All the finalist competitors did a fantastic job to win through to the final which is a great acheivement in itself,  they should all be extremely proud of their achievement and the work they produced as we are.

  • Jordan Knight
  • Ann Kirkwood
  • Anita Amesbury
  • Hannah Stracy
The competition theme was ‘Showtime’ featuring the famous Blackpool Tower Ballroom! As can be seen from the above photo the competitors really embraced the theme!

Thank you…

Our sincere thanks go to our main floristry competition sponsor Florismart who also kindly sponsored materials for the final and training of our squad competitors, who are training for the Worldskills Competition in Kazan. Thanks also go to Opiflor and Country Baskets who also kindly sponsored products for the heat and final competitions. Without the help and support of our sponsors, events such as this – which do so much to promote new talent and the industry in general – would be much more difficult to facilitate, so please consider giving them your own support when possible.

About Worldskills UK Live 2018

The biggest and best interactive national skills experience of all time – WorldSkills UK LIVE – drew to a close at the NEC, Birmingham on Saturday November 17th.

The National Finals of the WorldSkills UK competitions saw more than 500 competitors battle it out in 70 different disciplines – in a bid to be the very best in the country, it is a competition like no other! and age eligable medal winners will get the chance to be considered to represent the UK at international competition.

The event is not only the home to the competitions, but also the largest careers event in the UK. More than 85,000 people, virtually the capacity of Wembley Stadium, pre-registered for the three-day skills fest – an all-time record.

Skills and Apprenticeships Minister Anne Milton MP, who attended the event, hailed WorldSkills UK LIVE as ‘critical to the future of this nation’.

Dr Neil Bentley, CEO of WorldSkills UK said: “This has been the biggest and best skills event that the UK has ever seen. We have brought together governments, business and education to get the message across that gaining a skill will help young people go further, faster. This week proved to be a major milestone in our mission.”

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