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  • Sara Collinge

    FOUNDATION DEGREE COMMERCIAL FLORAL DESIGN

    PARTNER INSTITUTION: MYERSCOUGH COLLEGE

    Sara Collinge

Winning a silver medal in the UK Florist of the Year competition at RHS Chelsea Flower Show was the highlight of an amazing journey for Sara, particularly as it came only two weeks after finishing her degree at Myerscough College.

Sara has "loved every minute" of her course and completed the foundation certificate in Commercial Floral Design part-time over two years, before graduating from the foundation degree in Commercial Floral Design.

"I have been on an amazing learning curve and have loved every minute of it." Encouraged by Myerscough College to enter competitions, Sara qualified for Chelsea at a qualifying heat in Leeds earlier this year.

"Being at Chelsea was terrifying and incredibly nerve racking, but I was delighted to win a silver medal in the UK Florist of the Year competition. It's never too late to learn or to have a complete career change."

Now running her own freelance floristry business, Sara has also won the Teleflorist Cup - Best Student Award on the FdA Commercial Floral Design.