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Event Sponsors

Our partners helping to bring this year's event to life.

We’re so pleased to introduce you to our Interflora World Cup Event Sponsors & Supporters.

All the brands listed below will be working with us to help bring this incredible floristry event to life.


Hello floral enthusiasts!

For decades now, we’ve been providing florists with floral foam, tools, sundries and FloraLife flower care products. So when we found out the Interflora World Cup was coming to the UK, we just had to get involved.

As a main sponsor, we'll be providing top of the range kit for the competitors and consumer workshops. We’ll also have a stand in the Village Green area.

Are you a professional florist?

Our products are available nationwide through our network of excellent wholesaler stockists or you can browse our full range online. Our floristry trade website can cater to your business needs, with no minimum order quantity and next-day delivery, as well as a friendly and helpful customer service team on hand to help with any enquiries. Get in touch today to find out more.

Sundries galore

Country Baskets was established in 1990 as a family run business and is now the UK’s largest retailer of Floristry Supplies, Artificial Flowers, Event supplies & much more!
With an extensive product range of more than 20,000 items and a network of 5 stores across the UK, we offer access to a huge range of products, all at fantastic prices online and in-store.


We're here for you.

Country Baskets are delighted to sponsor the Interflora World Cup Event, bringing together the world’s finest florists, pushing the boundaries of floral art and inspiring countless individuals. As a company with roots in floristry and experts of all things floral, we recognise the talent and creativity that the event showcases. By supporting the event we aim to contribute to the growth and recognition of this extraordinary industry.

Why sponsor

As a leading trade wholesaler with 14 physical stores and a comprehensive website, Whittingtons proudly serves a vast amount of UK florists. We are delighted to support this worldclass event, as our customer base extends beyond florists to encompass dedicated amateurs, hobbyists and various floral and creative enterprises who all share a love of beauty and inspiration.


Launch story ….

Whittingtons offers something for everyone—florists, event companies, interior designers, creative aficionados, and businesses seeking to enhance their workspaces—all while staying within budget. Our wide range of products includes floristry essentials, gift packaging, ribbons and giftware, candles and glassware, event and party supplies, as well as an extensive selection of artificial flowers, greenery, plants, trees, birds, and butterflies. Our friendly team will gladly assist you in finding the perfect product to bring your creative vision to life.

A worldwide family of florists

We are delighted to join forces with Interflora for the World Cup, a union of two great floral institutions and an opportunity for Floral Fundamentals to showcase their Ambassador's creativity, & the beautiful flowers from our growers who supply to the florist network. Our ambassadors will be hosting workshops, live floral demonstrations + installing an impressive & welcoming exhibit in the main lobby that we hope you will enjoy.

Come along and see us at the event!

We're looking forward to sharing more information with you all at the event about flowers, plants and new sundry products used in the floral industry. We're also hoping to connect florists directly with our top-quality growers through our newsletters, digital magazine, social media & live stream channels.

Champions by Coloríginz

Champions come in all colours, shapes and sizes. This season we celebrate the freshest, most striking flowers from the premium collection of Coloríginz. From the colourful peony to the majestic protea, each of them has their own distinct superpower and empowers you to give your best performance. Blossom & grow beyond your wildest dreams with the best peonies, alliums, dahlias, roses, foliage & grasses and more.

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Showcasing floral excellence

The Interflora World Cup presents an incredible chance for us to showcase our brands and share our passion for unique flowers with the world. At Coloríginz, we are excited to connect with a passionate community of floral professional and enthusiasts and ignite creativity!
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Established for over forty years

Tom Brown Wholesale Florists Ltd have been built a reputation as one of the UKs leading floral wholesaler. In a crowded marketplace we stand out with our approach to both our customers and the industry. With three locations in the UK, we are extremely proud of retaining the family run business ethos, but also combining this with a passion for technology allowing us to push the boundaries of what a modern a day flower wholesale business should strive to be.

Wholesale Flowers, Plants & Sundries

Tom Brown Wholesale Florists Ltd are proud to sponsor the Interflora World Cup Event. The opportunity to supply flowers to the worlds best florists was simply one we could not overlook. We look forward to meeting as many of you as possible at this year’s most prestigious floral event.

The world’s most forward-thinking conservatoires

Home to over 900 students from more than 60 countries, we're dedicated to providing an outstanding education that propels students into careers as inspiring and versatile musicians, fully-equipped for exciting futures both on and off stage.

Meet the musicians attending our Interflora World Cup event

Jazz Trio - Mar 2023
  • Sam, Robert & Calum
The Jazz Trio
Rosamund Brass - June 2022
  • Seb, Adam, Georgia & Alex
Rosamand Brass Band
James, Charlie - Mar 2023
  • Charlie James
Keyboard & Songwriter
  • Nadeem Shakir
Piano & Singer / Songwriter

Stunning floral-inspired drinks

Seb & Jen’s love story started with a gin and tonic which then grew into The Spirit of Manchester Distillery which is located in six beautifully restored Grade-II* listed arches in the heart of Manchester city centre. Our distillery is also a leading visitor attraction, with immersive experiences like tours, tastings and gin-making experiences.

Find us under the venue

We're delighted to team up with Interflora as we're situated underneath the venue where the Interflora World Cup is taking place. We’ll be developing a stunning floral-inspired drinks menu for the event as well as teaming up with the best bars in Manchester to create a ‘cocktail trail’ within the city. These bars will all offer cocktails (inspired by something floral) so you’ll be able to make the most of all Manchester’s favourite bars before & after the event. Our Three Little Words world-class cocktail bar, located in the arches adjoining the distillery, will also be taking part in this.

Welcome to the colourful rose side of life!

For more than a decade, we have strived to consistently breed colourful, cutting-edge, and award-winning cut roses for different markets and altitudes around the world.
Some of our well-known rose varieties which you may have interacted with before include; Madam Red, Jumilia, Confidential, Lighthouse, and Madam Cerise just to name a few.

For years we ventured into the breeding of spray roses and now we have an established line of spray roses too.
We’re looking forward to bringing both rose varieties (standard and spray roses) to the Interflora World Cup. Head over to our Youtube Channel to learn how we breed a colourful future using sustainable strategies and approaches.


The UK's leading vehicle leasing provider

We supply all makes and models of vehicles to both business and personal customers. Synergy has achieved the Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award for four successive years, always delivering an excellent leasing experience. Synergy has supplied vehicles to Interflora for over a decade, and is delighted to support their partnership by exhibiting at the 2023 Interflora World Cup.


A special day calls for special flowers

Marginpar has been growing remarkable, cut flowers for over 30 years. Even if you do not know the company by name, there is a good chance that you'll know us by our products. We love species that are exclusive and allow a florist to really make a difference. We obtain our special flowers through close relationships with our breeders.


Empowers millions across the globe

PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution for more than 20 years. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, the PayPal platform now has over 430 million active accounts in more than 200 markets to join and thrive in the global economy.


Passionate about empowering florists and events

A revolutionary floral management software that streamlines operations, maximizes productivity & elevates the efficiency of floral businesses worldwide. We're inspired by the exceptional talent & dedication of the competitors taking part, who bring their artistic visions to life through flowers.

Inspirational talks by inspirational people

We have a fantastic line up of topical talks taking place across the three days, which will give you a fresh perspective on all things floral.


Design your first garden in 5 steps with the Garden Ninja

The Garden Ninja, aka Lee Burkhill, shares his 5 must know tips on creating your dream garden. He’ll share how to avoid common mistakes and tons of handy advice on making your outdoor space your own. A must for beginners and an excellent refresher for experienced gardeners.


Discover the power of plants in a changing world with Kew Gardens

Following more record-breaking years for heat and drought, we need to consider how our gardens and cultivated landscapes will change over the next 50 years. In this talk, experts from the world-class Kew Gardens look to the future, sharing their thoughts the plants and landscapes that will shape our gardens in years to come.


Explore Manchester’s urban gardening scene with the RHS & Manchester Urban Diggers

Sustainable community urban gardening and food growing is happening across Greater Manchester and Salford, all thanks to the hard work of the RHS and Manchester Urban Diggers. In this talk they showcase their amazing efforts and discuss their work to create better food systems.


The poppy, a symbol of Remembrance and Hope

The inspiration and history behind the poppy becoming a symbol of Remembrance and hope. The poppy is a well-known and well-established symbol, one that carries a wealth of history and meaning with it. Why wearing a poppy is still a very personal choice, reflecting individual experiences and personal memories.


Discover how flowers inspired the extraordinary work of William Morris with the William Morris Society

Join the William Morris Society for a visual feast of flora, as they share how and why William Morris used flower forms in his iconic designs for wallpaper and fabrics in the 19th century. They’ll share how he worked with flowers to create remarkable patters, and how his passion for the natural environment led him to develop sustainable production processes that were 150 years ahead of their time.


Create bouquets that can help the bees with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust

Over the last century bumblebee population numbers have crashed. A vital pollinator of food and flowers, we can’t survive without them – so now we need to take action. The Bumblebee Conversation Trust is here to show us how. Their talk will cover how to grow blooms that make for a gorgeous bouquet and help our beloved bees. Bee-autiful!


Learn how RHS Bridgewater has been reborn with the RHS team

What role do heritage gardens play in the 21st century? How must they change and adapt? The team from RHS Bridgewater share how they’re reimagining and regenerating the gardens for today’s world.


Learn expert cut flower care from Chrysal

Flower food experts Chrysal take us through every step of caring for cut flowers from start to finish. Covering hygiene, conditioning, preparation and disposing of waste sustainably, it’s an all you need to know guide on bouquet care.


Achieve year-round colour with the Garden Ninja

The Garden Ninja, aka Lee Burkhill, shares how to fill your garden with beauty all year round. Lee will offer advice and guidance on succession planting, and his top tips for maintaining glorious colour – even in winter.

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Missed out on the action? Catch up on your favourite social media!

Catch all the World Cup action from beginning to end plus plenty of behind the scenes magic on our social media channels as our content crew access all areas and bring you the best of the Interflora World Cup 2023.