A TEIGNBRIDGE florist has been named in 100 Faces of Floristry Awards.

As part of the inaugural National Florist Day celebrations, local florist Tina Parkes, director of the British Academy of Floral Art based in Dunchideock Barton, near Exeter, was named as one of the 2024 Faces of Floristry.

The awards, which were by nomination only, saw winners selected by a panel of expert judges who not only considered the reason for the nomination but went on to investigate each nominee in depth before making their final selection.

Talking about her success Tina said she was ‘thrilled and delighted’ to be part of such an ‘illustrious group of industry cohorts’.

Organised by industry publication Florist Trade Magazine together with The Good Florist Guide, the 100 Faces of Floristry element of National Florist Day was a way of recognising all the talent that makes up the wonderful world of flowers, floristry and the people who make this multi-billion-pound industry tick.  

The weeklong run up to National Florist Day gave the flower industry the chance to show just what goes into making the magical creations, goosebump inducing designs that not only touch every part of life and are there to celebrate every occasion in life from happy to sad and all points in-between but are scientifically proven to be good for the soul and mind.

The British Academy of Floral Art is one of the best known floristry schools in the country with a reputation for excellence and quality floristry training.

Students come from around the country and all over the world.