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Gill's Passion is Teaching
Gill McGregor NDSF is a fully qualified florist holding the Society of Floristry NDSF Diploma, equivalent to the current Level 5 C&G Floristry qualification. Gill is also a fully qualified Further Education (FE) teacher and the holder of the Certificate of Education. With Gillâ€™s floristry and teaching skills Gill teaches a host of different floristry workshops- from starting up your own Floristry Business, specialising in the teaching of specific Floristry designs to meet the needs of Gillâ€™s students- to updating / refreshing Floristry Skills.
One to One teaching sessions, Skills for 2 or as training as a group â€“ Gill is able to teach them all.
Many of Gillâ€™s floristry students request bespoke classes/workshops to meet their commercial/ learning needs for working in the Florist industry. Others attend Gillâ€™s classes to help achieve their qualification goals whilst training in college- one to ones just help toÂ reaffirm, provide greater confidence and help consolidate their practical skills where a one to one class provides undivided attention and teaching.
Floristry Retail Management
Gill's experience encompasses the management of thriving retail floristry businesses in Central London- decorating the Savoy, The Dorchester, the Hilton- well too many to mention. Gill also, runs a floral and balloon decorating business specialising in wedding designs and decor, participating in wedding fairs and wedding fashion show catwalks, all these activities underpin Gillâ€™s expertise for developing courses.
Designing a bespoke course for you
Gillâ€™s experience means that Gill can design a course/ workshop specifically for you. All you need to do is provide a list of what you want to learn and Gill will design a workshop/ set of learning sessions which will cover the teaching of each design with commercial viability in mind. You will receive a copy of the programme with its own cost to cover all the materials required- all you need to do is to bring a camera, pen and paper and your scissors- Gill provides the rest.
Teacher, Author, Demonstrator
Heavily involved in the promotion of the Florist industry Gill participated in the writing of City and Guilds Floristry qualifications for over 20 years and has demonstrated Floristry skills and techniques at eminent Floristry shows in the UK, Essen, Paris and Kansas.
Silver Medal Winner ('it is the highest award!')
Gill received the prestigious City and Guilds silver medal (highest accolade) for her achievement in the Level 4 Floristry Business Procedures qualification in the UK. Over the years Gill has taught 1000s of Floristry students who now run successful businesses in London and the Home Counties.
Flower Arranging Books '50 Techniques Used in Contemporary Floral Designs'
Seventy different floral designs of distinction were created and photographed to visually illustrate the â€ś50 Techniques used in Contemporary Floral Designâ€ť.
With Gill's expertise in floral design she explored the definitions used by both NAFAS and the florist industry and used her floral design expertise to create designs that depict Gill's interpretation.Â
A flower arranging and floristry book written for experienced flower arrangers and florists and as a learning resource for students studying Contemporary floral design.
By simply 'thumbing' through the pages you can look through the 70 different designs created for the book to perhaps become inspired to use a technique in your next design that gives it even more distinction.
Otherwise step through the alphabetical ordering of the book and thereby use it as a visual reference to identify what a technique looks like when used in a design.
This book also includes photographic ideas of structures and containers which can be self made some of which are featured in Gillâ€™s previously written â€śContemporary Floral Design Ideas and Techniquesâ€ť Booklets: six are from Booklet-2 and one is featured in Booklet-1. The Booklets provide colour photography of the completed design and a written description as to how it can be made.
For the self made containers a collection of photographs are provided to further show the construction methods and are again supported by a comprehensive written description as to how they can be made.
As an experienced Flower Arranging Teacher, Floristry Teacher and Flower Arranging Demonstrator Gill McGregor has specialised in Contemporary Floral Design and knows how important it is to include Contemporary techniques within floral designs to create Floral Designs with distinction.
(UK and NI - other countries vary - see below for details).
"50 Techniques Used in Contemporary Floral Designs".
ISBN 978-0-9929332-0-3. Full colour photography and supporting text, A5 portrait, 56 pages including covers.
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Flower Arranging Credentials
Gill has performed 100s of Floral Art demonstrations and entertained 1000s of club members at NAFAS Flower Clubs in the London and Overseas, Home Counties, East of England, Kent, BBO and Surrey Areas. A Flower arranger since the age of 11, Gill was on the adult flower arrangers, competitorâ€™s circuit at the age of 14; winning a host of different competitions and awards. At 16 Gill performed her first Floral Art demonstration and became a qualified NAFAS Flower Arranging demonstrator in 1992. As a fully qualified Flower Arranger Gill has taught Traditional Flower Arranging and Contemporary Floral Art classes and workshops; receiving hosts of compliments for their course content and her teaching delivery. For many years Gill was a Floral Art scheme adviser for City and Guilds and wrote the current suite of C&G Level 1-3 Flower Arranging qualifications. Flower Arranging has always been Gillâ€™s passion and she continually strives to design and develop new Floral Art Techniques and Designs for the Floral Art World.
Gill McGregor NDSF is a fully qualified florist holding the Society of Floristry NDSF Diploma, equivalent to the current Level 5 C&G Floristry qualification, a fully qualified Further Education (FE) teacher and the holder of the Certificate of Education. Gill's expertise for developing courses is achieved through her vast experiences; in the management of thriving retail floristry businesses in London for 12 years, running a floral and balloon decorating business specialising in wedding designs and decor and participating in wedding fashion shows. As Gillâ€™s passion and enthusiasm for teaching developed Gill successfully grew and headed up an OFSTED Grade 1 Floristry department in a specialist FE College for many years.
Heavily involved in the promotion of the Florist industry Gill participated in the writing of City and Guilds Floristry qualifications for over 20 years and has demonstrated Floristry skills and techniques at eminent Floristry shows in the UK, Essen, Paris and Kansas. Gill received the prestigious City and Guilds silver medal (highest accolade) for her achievement in the Level 4 Floristry Business Procedures qualification in the UK. Over the years Gill has taught 100s of Floristry students with many running successful businesses in London and the Home Counties.
Courses run in idyllic local settings which include character hotels and approved facilities in the Hertfordshire - London ⁄ Middlesex, Cheshunt, Goffs Oak and Waltham Abbey; dependent on anticipated course delegate numbers. Refreshments are provided.