Oasis Finals for Nicola

With two national heats, with over 40 high standard competitors, obtaining a place in the final of the OASIS® Academy Competition Final is no easy task. With only two years of floristry study under her belt, Houghall student Nicola Hewitson knew she would be up against some of the industry’s best new talent.

A student known to excel in her display work, Nicola’s natural ability shone through in the national heat and her hard work was well rewarded with one of only eight places in the finals, due to take place at the upcoming Society of Floristry Show in Nottingham.

Now in its third year, the competition will test the skills of each florist, requiring the creation of four arrangements. Each arrangement will be created at the show putting extra pressure on the florists as spectators are able to observe their each and every move right until the display is showcased.

The finalists will be competing for a fantastic winners prize consisting not only of a trophy and cash prize but also the chance to work with OASIS® Floral Products on a host of marketing, promotional and demonstrating projects.

`The College would like to wish the best of luck to Nicola – we’re rooting for you!