I am a newly established florist in Peterborough professionally trained by renowned local florist and nationally recognised trainer Heather Congreve NDSF, FBFA
Andrew Bradley - Blooms by Bradley
I've written this recommendation of your work to share with other users. We learned a lot from your introductory course.
Heather helped us to get our floristry business up and running with superb training. We now have two shops as well as a cut flower nursery.
John & Mary van Delft
We discussed many aspects of floristry and Heather said she would be able to create a bespoke floristry course suitable for my needs, and ability. When I finished my training with her, I had not only gained the professional way to create arrangements for all occasions, as well as an amazing friend with whom I could always call upon if I have a floristry problem.
Heather was very professional as my tutor and l have learnt a great deal from her skills and experience which are invaluable for me now and in the future. Thank you very much for all your time and effort during my training course Heather. I would recommend anyone interested in floristry to consider training with Heather.
I have found Heather very generous with her information and hands out loads of tips throughout her workshops. I went there a stranger and left as a lifelong friend. I would have no problem in recommending Heather's courses no matter what level of florist you are.
Sue Akinson - Farringtons Crafts
I have thoroughly enjoyed working on this course. It certainly has made me think a lot more into all the aspects of the business.
Phyllis Watt - Secret Garden
I attended the four day Introductory to floristry course with Heather following taking voluntary redundancy after 20+ years working in the media industry.
Following the course I began driving for a local florist near to home, I then enrolled on a level 2 Floristry Course which I did the course as a fast-track and passed I then completed level 3 last June and took part in the colleges entry at The Harrogate Spring Flower Show, I've been working part-time for two years now.
Having attended several courses with Heather I would highly recommend anyone interested in furthering their floristry careeer to attend. Heather spends time with each student explaining in detail what is required and why. You have plenty of practice time with great feedback. Heather's floristry studio is well set out and her supplies of stock are endless. Highly recommended.
I came to Heather Congreve Floristry Training and I am naturally a very nervous person so I took my partner with me The weather was very hot and we often went in the garden under a canopy. The course was very informative and gave me loads of confidence I visited twice and found the information very good and easy to understand not only practical floristry but also as a business it also allowed me create and adapt to my ideas as I have a lot of imagination. Thank you.
Jane Horsepole - Purple Patch
I did my Floristry training with Heather. It was everything I wanted it to be I feel I was taught very well so much so I went on to opened my own shop JB Flower Designs in Alford.
Janet Buckley - JB Flower Designs Alford
It was a pleasure that attend the courses run by Heather - the first one I attended by myself and the second with a colleague in the new studio which is a lovely environment to work in. Heather tailored the course to our requirements and took time to explain things when needed. A great help when we were trying to cover certain aspects of floristry.
Jeanette Histead - Jeanette's Flowers
I am writing this testimonial while I remember what a good time I had at The Floristry Training Studio. I spent 4 days with Heather on one of her special rate courses entitled “An Introduction to Floristry”
I am taking voluntary redundancy were I currently work after 20 years as a PA I love flowers and often helped at our church. After looking at many floristry schools on the web I picked this one.
The course was perfect, every question I asked there was an answer. Every practical subject was first taught then I went away and made my own design. All of my flowers, foliage and containers were supplied and the whole experience only cost £500.00 (very reasonable). These courses are repeated throughout the year so I would defiantly recommend the course. At this moment I am full of ideas so thank you Heather and watch this space.
I travelled to Lincolnshire to spend the day having one-to-one tuition. Heather has an impressive studio adapted to the needs of her students with lots of natural light and even air conditioning, but in particular I loved the quiet peaceful countryside.
I felt that the day had been enormously instructive and good fun. I picked up so many tips (which I committed to paper when I arrived home) and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Heather for a wonderful day...my brain was simply buzzing with new ideas and inspiration and I would simply love to go again one day!
I enjoyed my first taste of floristry with Heather Congreve One-2-One floristry course, although it was a long while ago now it was Heather’s enthusiasm for the industry that inspired me to progress my future with flowers.
My background is in horticulture and it seemed quite natural to me that the two industries should work together. Running a business and finding time to study was going to be difficult so when I found Heather she enabled me to specialise in the areas I needed for the business. It was great to concentrate on the practical side and not get bogged down with paper work.
As I write this I am just about to leave for Harrogate to exhibit in the floral marquee for the first time, thankyou Heather for giving me the confidence to grow organically into this wonderful world of flowers.
Paula Routledge - Floral Media
I completed my Level 2 and level 3 qualifications with The Floristry Training Studio. I used predominantly the correspondence course as this suited my schedule at the time, and I also had some days with Heather the studio, and have completed some of her other one day courses. Heather is always on hand to respond to questions both during the course and afterwards by phone or email. We had trips to Heather’s wholesaler, and once completed, my qualifications were accepted by my local wholesaler, for me to become a member, which made a massive difference to the cost of my flowers.
The Floristry studio is a great environment to learn in, with plenty of space and resources. Heather is relaxed, shares her vast knowledge and commercial tips! I thoroughly recommend Heather at The floristry Training studio.
I enjoyed the course very much, I chose to come into the studio to complete my training. Heather is an excellent teacher; a mine of information which I am sure I wouldn’t have received if I was working at home.
I am now running a small business from home and I now have my own fully equipped workshop.
June this year I did my first wedding although it was nerve racking I really enjoyed it.
Thank you once again Heather for my training and being at the other end of the phone when I needed you.
Floristry lessons with Heather Congreve at her studio was very helpful and I enjoyed it very much she covered all the subjects that I had asked her to cover and included the costing which I found is very difficult to get the information on the web.
I spent 4 days One-2-One with her as the Introductory Course wasn’t held on convenient dates as I was still working and hadn’t opened up my own business. I have now been trading for 5 years and have found all the training given has paid off. Private training worked for me! Thank you Floristry Training.
I chose to do a course with Heather as she was able to tailor a course specifically to my needs as One-2-One floristry course. I run a flower farm on the Isles of Scilly but had no formal floristry training. I wanted to get the basics covered so that I felt more confident. I chose Heather because of her depth of knowledge and reasonable tuition costs. I spent 2 days with Heather. She listened very carefully to what I needed and delivered a course that totally met my needs. She worked at a pace I was happy with and everything was very hands on. I learnt a heap of practical skills and handy tips and left far more competent and confident. It was well worth the not inconsiderable effort of travelling from Scilly to Lincolnshire!
Zoe Julian - Scilly Flowers