In October Karen Sherwin part of the George Preston design team scooped the title Florist of the Year at the Irish Florist Guild annual show. The event held in Dublin is opened to all those in the industry across the length and breadth of Ireland with demonstrations from some of the UK and Irelands leading floral designers and trade stands showing the latest trends and design for the forthcoming Christmas Season.

Karen had to design and make four very different competition pieces ranging from a wedding bouquet to an arrangement for the opening of an art gallery. Competing against some of the leading floral designers in Ireland and being judged by two highly accredited floristry judges, Mary O Gara and Lucy Yeates, Karen was placed in three of her designs which then awarded her the highest score overall.

This is Karen's first competition since competing at the RHS Chelsea Flower show this year where she represented Ireland and was awarded a bronze medal for her design so she is delighted that she continues her winning streak and showcasing the standard of floristry at George Preston Florist.