Hannah Jones has worked as a graphic designer and owned her own business but it wasn't until she stumbled over a floristry course at The Manchester College that she found her perfect career.
In this day-in-the-life business case study, the manager and head florist of top London floristry business Drake Algar explains everything from the qualifications you need to get into floristry to managing stock and what to look for in staff for your florist business. The florist network is huge for a vast amount of competition with a number of florists located in each area.
Mr. Gaffney is also the Director of the "Chicago School of Flower Design," San Diego School of Flower Desgin, New York School of Flower Design, Minneapolis School of Flower Design, Milwaukee School of Flower Design, Miami School of Flower Design.
Becoming a florist involves taking flower arranging classes, educating yourself on different types of flowers, getting a job at a local florist shop or opening your own flower shop.
Take a look at a day in the life of a florist. Find out what opportunities are available if you work as a florist. Natalie Stanyer, Gold Medallion winner at WorldSkills 2009, takes you through her day to day role and explains how important taking part in skills competitions has been to her career.
Local florist Dominic Hughes from Pot Pourri Flowers takes us through the essentials of floristry -- from choosing the best flowers at the market to creating the perfect bouquet.