QUALIFICATIONS RELEVANT TO FLOWER ARRANGING
*1990 City and Guilds Teacher’s Certificate 7307/1 and 7307/2
*1990 City and Guilds Creative Studies (Flower Arrangement) 7841 (3 Distinctions)
*1991 City and Guilds Creative Studies (Flower Arrangement) 7842 (Distinction)
*1994 City and Guilds Creative Studies (Design) 7900
*Many other certificates for flower arranging/floristry and arts/crafts/design from City College, Flower Council of Holland, and National Association of Flower Arranging Societies.
NAFAS National Teacher
*Commenced 1989 in Adult Education with Classes at Thorpe, Brundall and Blofield
*Taught flower arranging from Beginners to Contemporary for clubs and groups, also Easton College and Norfolk Adult Education.
*Taught Certificated Flower Arranging course Level 1 to Level 4 for City & Guilds at Easton College
* Taught NAFAS/OCN Diploma Level 1 to Level 4 at Easton College and Thorpe Adult Education Centre
*I have been teaching leisure classes and workshops for Groups and Clubs and Charities since 1985 to date.
* 2012 to 2016 – teaching in-depth flower arranging course as an individual teacher.
*Have won numerous cups and awards at Local and National Levels
*Gold and special award at World Show 2002, Silver gilt at Chelsea.
*Best in Show many times at Royal Norfolk Show (1989, 1991, 1995, 1997, 2004, 2013, 2014 )
*Represented my club on numerous occasions
*Have also competed at Springfields, Suffolk Show, Chelsea, Floristry Society and in Italy
*2017 - Represented East of England Area of NAFAS in Blackpool National Show for 'Designer of the Year' (achieved to semi-finals)
*Designed Flower Festivals including St. John’s Cathedral
*Organised many Competitive Shows
*Exhibited at numerous Flower Festivals
*Exhibited at Blickling Hall 'Flowers at Christmas' for 20 years
*2000 - 2017 Served on Flower Club Committees and also on Norwich Group Committee (also as Treasurer)
*2014 – Show Secretary at East of England Area Show
*2000 - Founded Thorpe Flower Club & was Life President until 2017
*2014 - Set up Website for East of England Area and now Web Administrator for Area.
*2015 – Officer on Committee of East of England Area of NAFAS as Treasurer until 2018. Now Acting Treasurer for East of England Area of NAFAS
*2018 - Assisted in setting up The Circle Study Group in Norfolk
*2018 - Education Representaive for East of England Area of NAFAS.