The Flower Studio is the first Manx florist to be accepted into the exclusive Good Florist Guide, the gold standard of floristry and the only merit-based guide to the finest florists in the British Isles. Acknowledged as the ‘little black book’ of the very best British and Irish and now Manx, florists The Flower Studio were awarded the prestigious accolade last month.
To be part of GFG, each florist undergoes a rigorous evaluation process before being approved. The Flower Studio submitted a detailed description of their floristry business, including range available and services offered as well as images of their business premises, customer reviews, their design work, their team and even the delivery vehicle! It was then vetted by a panel of industry experts to ensure it met the strict criteria of not just offering gorgeous designs, but also the best service and value for bespoke floristry and flowers.
Commenting on their success Heidi, owner of The Flower Studio said; ‘We are delighted to be accepted into the Good Florist Guide. We are passionate about flowers, design, quality and the service we give to each of our customers so it is wonderful to have this recognised.
Heidi continued; ‘What’s special about our business is that we focus on unique designs, using the highest quality flowers. We always try and use locally grown produce when in the season to support our local suppliers. Our popular workshops also help us to connect with our customers on a one to one basis.’
Caroline Marshall-Foster, Editor of floristry’s industry bible The Florist magazine, and Executive Director of Good Florist Guide set it up as a way to ensure customers always receive top quality floristry from businesses that value excellent customer service.
Caroline said, “You can buy flowers virtually anywhere these days. But nothing really beats the experience of receiving fabulous flowers from a truly bespoke florist and without it costing an arm or a leg. The Good Florist Guide is my way of sharing all that is good about floristry. It allows consumers to know that the florist they use is able and willing to go the extra mile and make all their purchases, big or small, truly special.”