Demonstrator Profiles

 

Area Demonstrators

Mrs Sharon Badger (also Area Judge, Qualified Teacher)

Titles :  A VISION FOR THE FUTURE

             THE MIDAS TOUCH

             SPRING

             CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION

All demonstrations have a variety of designs in Traditional, Modern and Contemporary styles, something for everyone!

Qualified as an Area Demonstrator 2004, enjoys meeting new people, has travelled to many clubs, even as far as

Spain !  Active member of NAFAS, both Club and Area level, Including, Chairman twice of Flower Club in Market Harborough, past Chair of J.D.S & E & Centrix—Contemporary group of South Mids NAFAS

Keen Gardener, loves to use seasonal plant material in many of her designs.

Sharon is very enthusiastic, her demonstrations are inspiring and different !

Ring or email to book: 07907 932185 sharonbadgerflowers@hotmail.com

Facebook.com/sharonbadgerflowers. Instagram - sharonbadgerflowers

 

Mr Lee Berrill   01604 811905 (daytime).  Mobile: 07989 725113

Joanna Davis  07898 117368 Email: joanna.davis@btinternet.com

 

Mrs Jane Fox (also Qualified Teacher) Tel: 01788 811233 Mob:07986 101975 Email: janeafox@hotmail.com

 

Mrs Sally Gee Tel: 01455 550460 Email: sallygee23@live.co.uk

Mrs Shirley Henderson (also Area Judge)

 

Shirley Henderson is an Area Demonstrator and Area Judge with a very varied background and experience in flower arranging.  She’s an American who first entered the flower world of arranging and competition while living in South Africa.  Upon returning to the UK in 2006, she trained to become a NAFAS demonstrator and judge.

A love of colour and unusual foliage, containers and designs are the foundations of her demonstrations while weaving a storyline throughout.

Current titles include: A Night in the Town; Out of Africa; Around the World in 80 Minutes(ish); A Touch of Gold; 'Tis the Season.

 

Mob: 07804 231168 Email: Shirley.henderson@wcg.org.uk 

 

Mrs Minh Lane Tel: 0121 475 1603 Mob: 07946 399687 Email: cheltonia@hotmail.co.uk

Mr Michael Montecillo Tel: 0121 785 2270. Mobile: 07525 624152 Email: mikeemonte68@icloud.com

Jackie Page   (also Area Teacher) Tel: 01683 40407. Mobile: 07779 396325. Email: jackiep@gmail.com

 

Mrs Emma Remington Tel: Mob: 07764 794835 Email: info@emmaremingtonflowers.co.uk

 

Mrs Louisa Rigden (also Qualified Teacher) Tel: 02476 466169 Mob: 07966 178985 Email: rigdenhousehold@aol.com

 

Ms Linda Seabrook (also Qualified Teacher) Tel: 01327 705331 Mob: 07990 992088 Email: lasflorist@hotmail.co.uk

 

Mrs Beverley Short (also Qualified Teacher) Tel: 01789 268647 Mob: 07896 234406 Email: shortpbshort@aol.com

 

Mrs Lynda Stamp Tel: 01858 467566 Mob: 07731 399858 Email: lyndamstamp@live.co.uk

I joined Market Harborough Flower Club in the 1960s. I became an avid flower arranger, not so different from my profession as a dress designer, still creating in an art form.
I served as our Club Chairman twice and President. I took a 3 year City and Guilds course passed with distinctions and decide to become a NAFAS demonstrator, qualifying in 1987.  In the same year, my daughter, a qualified florist, and I opened a high class flower shop in Market Harborough.
I passed my pre-National test but decided not to continue because of the work pressure in our very busy shop, which we had for 28 years.
I'm a keen competitor at all levels gaining many awards, including a gold at Chelsea 2009 and also as a member of our Chelsea Area Gold Award winning team.
I served on the Area Committee for several years as Photographic Rep.
I've designed numerous Flower Festivals over the years (one of my great loves) and the most memorable was the 40th Anniversary at Coventry Cathedral which I designed with Pearl Frost.
My love of design techniques and flowers especially garden foliage is incorporated in all my work, across all media, contemporary, modern and traditional.  Another special love is teaching, which I have been doing privately and for various organisations for many years.  I recently gained a NAFAS teaching certificate and am now looking forward to visiting many more clubs.  I believe it's so important to facilitate the need to learn this wonderful art, especially as there are few outlets to learn in classes.

Demonstration Titles:-
- Chasing Rainbows
- Nature into Art
- Christmas Sparkle
- Club Special Occasions

 

Elaine Stoner    Tel: 01608 684347. Mob: 07790 823075 Email: elainestoner29@gmail.com

Alan Smith  Tel 01604 811791  Mob 07989 725113

Mrs Alison Suffolk

I am a qualified florist and have been part of the industry since 1987.

 

My passion for flowers has enabled me to explore different aspects of the trade from working in a Garden Centre, a high street Inter-flora Florist and then onto employment as a florist wholesaler. Throughout this journey I’ve accumulated a wealth of knowledge but what I find really appealing about working with flowers is the vast opportunity to always be able to learn more…

 

I gained teaching qualifications and have been a lecturer in FE teaching floristry qualifications for the past 16 years. Passing my skills and passion for flowers on to students keen to learn has been a great pleasure.

 

My most recent achievement was becoming an ‘Area Demonstrator’ for NAFAS in 2014 and I’m now enjoying the experiences which this brings.

Contact details for Alison are:- Tel: 02476 393934 Mob: 07886 290601 Email: alison.glover@nwhc.ac.uk

National Demonstrators

 

Mrs Lorena Dyer  Tel: 02476 467292 Mob: 07812 466532

Mrs Janet James (also National Judge)

A love of art and nature was the attraction of flower arranging in the first place, although sole ambition was to “arrange flowers to go on top of the television”. A visit to a demonstration at Sheffield City Hall in 1973 had an enormous influence on what could be done with flowers. Member since 1978 of The Solihull Flower Club in the South Midlands Area of NAFAS. Chairman of South Midlands Area J.D.S.& E. Committee & Centrix.

 

National Demonstrator, Adjudicator and Instructor. Have trained demonstrators and adjudicated in many Areas of NAFAS, Adjudicated at NAFAS National Tests on four occasions, including Senior Adjudicator 2012.  Have demonstrated in all 21 Areas of NAFAS, including Channel Islands, Isle of Man Also demonstrated in Spain, Malaysia and Singapore. Demonstrated at the NAFAS National Assembly in Durham in 1975, Chelsea Flower Show 2005, NAFAS National Show in Bournemouth in 2005 & Charleston, South Carolina, November 2017.  Have arranged flowers for NAFAS in Westminster Abbey at Christmas time and Individual arranger in Westminster Abbey at NAFAS 50th Anniversary Flower Festival “Rejoice”. In November 2004 was made an Associate of Honour by the South Midlands Areas of NAFAS

 

Contact details for Janet are: Tel: 0121 705 1609 Mob: 07721 855577 Email: homejames7@btopenworld.com 

 

Mrs Margaret Rumens (also National Judge, Area Speaker, Qualified Teacher)

 

Showcasing her love of garden plant material and having access to a wide selection of florist’s flowers and foliages means that Margaret is in demand for her knowledge, sense of humour, chatty style, and varied use of plant material. Her titles are usually enhanced with appropriate music. Demonstrating has taken Margaret to many Area Members Days and AGMs, Club Open Demonstrations, and giving the demonstration at the NAFAS Assembly in Swansea. She has demonstrated extensively in the UK, Ireland, and Spain, one of her very first demonstrations when living in South Wales was to an audience of 600 WI members - Margaret has not looked back since. More details can be found on her website www.margaretrumens.co.uk  Tel: 0121 705 4126 Mob: 07831 376818

Email:Margaret.rumens@btinternet.com