Preston’s premier agricultural college is officially the cream of the crop.
Myerscough College has been named the country’s best training provider by the British Florist Association - the official voice of the UK floristry industry and the only trade organisation in the industry to be formally recognised as such.
The accolade was awarded at a ceremony recognising and celebrating the best that the industry has to offer.
On top of that, Myerscough tutor Susanna Brandon, was short listed for Floristry Tutor of the Year at a gala dinner, held at the Chesford Grange Hotel in Kenilworth.
The annual awards are judged by an expert panel with additional votes received from BFA members.
Susanna, who lectures in floral art and design at the Bilsborrow College said: “We all work so hard to provide the best possible training for our students, so it’s nice to be recognised for all the time and hard work we put in.
“As a provider of education and training for the floristry industry, winning an award when up against such stiff competition really is a coup for us.
“It’s been another successful academic year for the floristry department, with activity including the staging of several major exhibitions showcasing the work of Myerscough College floristry degree students, all of which were a huge success, and a student who was named among the best talent in the UK after landing a bronze in the national final of the WorldSkills event.
“With the new term well underway, the department is already working hard on this year’s events.’’
Myerscough College is renowned for it’s floristry tuition and has been a sector leader for many years and has received a host of industry awards and nominations.
It is very popular with students and the department is well know for providing a pathway into a successful career in the profession.
The college, which has twice been visited by The Queen in recent years, was the first in the country to offer higher education level online study and also regularly attracts some of the industry’s biggest names to work closely with students, including internationally acclaimed artists Damien Koh, Pim van den Akker, Marie-Françoise Déprez, Hans Haverkamp, Thomas de Bruyne, Per Benjamin and Max van de Sluis.