Reaseheath florists create impact for IChemE

Reaseheath floristry students have been commissioned to create designs for a prestigious awards dinner later this week.

The Level 2 Diploma in Floristry students are today putting the final touches to 50 table arrangements for The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) 2014 Global Awards Dinner, to be held at Cheltenham Park Racecourse, Gloucestershire, on Thursday.

The event recognises and rewards chemical engineering innovation and excellence and is a key event in the IChemE calendar, typically attracting 400 delegates from around the world.

The students were tasked to come up with a modern design incorporating the IChemE brand colours of purple and green. Their final suggestion, which delighted the client, was an arrangement made up of purple orchids, pink anthuriums, pale green chrysanthemums and white dianthus, set off on a base of dark green foliage. Grasses and beads will provide the final touches. The designs will be displayed on mirror plates with candles in their final situation.

The awards dinner is the first of three major public events which our florists will work on this month.

Next week our Level 3 students will provide the floral arrangements for the Asian Fire Service Association’s Conference in Staffordshire while students on both Levels 2 and 3 will help to design and decorate the gallery at Arley Hall near Knutsford before it opens to thousands of Christmas visitors.

Our florists are involved in a number of community events throughout the year which require them to liaise with clients and produce designs on a grand scale.

Although these events are in addition to required assignments, our students are delighted to become involved as they learn relevant commercial practice and often work in beautiful and grand settings.

Reaseheath College in Nantwich, Cheshire, is nationally recognised as one of the UK’s most successful and progressive providers of floristry education. Our students currently hold the title of RHS Tatton Park Floristry College and will compete for the national title at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2015.

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