Floristry blooming at Bicton College with national award nominations

PUBLISHED: 18:00 08 September 2018

Bicton College is celebrating national recognition in floristry. Picture: Steve Tanner

Bicton College is celebrating national recognition in floristry. Picture: Steve Tanner

Steve Tanner 2016

A college in East Devon is celebrating national recognition for its floristry courses after being nominated for two awards in the discipline – and a public vote will determine the outcome.

Bicton College has been nominated for two 2018 British Floristry Awards, to the ‘delight’ of both staff and students.

The awards, now in their 7th year, celebrate the very best of the UK’s floristry sector and Bicton has been shortlisted in the category of Floristry Training Provider of the Year.

The award is given for excellent delivery of City & Guilds, NCFE and Apprenticeships qualifications, recognised by the industry.

In addition, Bicton’s Denise Cross has been nominated for Floristry Tutor of the Year and the shop she runs, County Flowers, in Taunton, is up for Retail Shop of the Year.

Carol Cuthbert, team lead for floristry and horticulture at Bicton, said: “Everyone is delighted to be nominated in two categories, recognising the outstanding commitment of the team.

“It is excellent recognition of the outstanding work and achievements of the whole team, and of course Denise,”

The awards will be announced and presented to individuals and companies at an awards and gala dinner following a public vote.

This will be held on October 28, at FleurEx – the UK Trade Show for Professional Florists.

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.

Bicton College runs floristry design courses and workshops at further and higher education level, with a range of full and part-time options available including Apprenticeships.

As a further accolade, the College has been chosen to host the South West heats of the famous RHS Chelsea Competition and Newcomer of the Year competition, on September 16.

Known for its provision of land-based teaching, Bicton College offers students a range of courses in the arts, agriculture, science, engineering, horticulture, floristry and more.

More information on its range of floristry courses can be found on the Bicton College website.

To vote for the College, Denise Cross, or her shop, visit:

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 15:07

The contributions of Exmouth’s women to the suffrage movement are detailed in a new booklet.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:15

Youngsters at Littleham C of E Primary School have been dressing up to better understand the lives of their ancestors caught up in the horrors of WW1.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:14

The town council is looking for projects to fund which will improve the town and the lives of the people who live there.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:13

Girl Guides in Exmouth have held a Question Time style event to celebrate 100 years since the first women were granted the right to vote.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:13

With a combined weight loss of six stone Helen and Mark have been voted Miss Slinky and Mr Sleek.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:39

This week we look back four years to when the people of Exmouth marked the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One by the symbolic ‘lights out’ service at the war memorial.

Read more
Tue, 14:11

Exmouth in Bloom volunteers were ‘saddened and angry’ to discover its award-winning swan boat floral display has been vandalised.

Read more
Tue, 12:49

A pub in Exmouth is giving away free booze tomorrow (Wednesday) in exchange for a slice of cake!

Read more
Tue, 11:42

Police are concerned for the welfare of Wendy Taylor, who was last seen in the Exmouth area.

Read more
Tue, 11:19

Exmouth’s Madeira Bowling Club members raised £516 for the Scope charity thanks to collections held during the matches.

Read more

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 12°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Photo Orders
Family notices
Google Plus
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Exmouth Journal twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications