Local Acclaimed Designer continues to add to his accolades
Tampa FL, October 6 ,2013– Internationally-known florist and event designer, Ian Prosser, AAF, AIFD, PFCI, of Botanica International Design and Decor Studio in Tampa, is the recipient of the 2012 Society of American Florist’s Paul Ecke Jr. Award. The coveted honor recognizes exemplary dedication to business, industry and community — ideals which Paul Ecke stood for,” said Charles Kremp 3rd, AAF, of Kremp Florist in Philadelphia, during the presentation at SAF’s awards ceremony Sept. 22 in Palm Beach, Fla. . Established in 1984, SAF’s Paul Ecke, Jr. Previously the SAF Golden Bouquet Award, this award was renamed in 2002 in memory of Paul Ecke, Jr., AAF. Kremp lauded Prosser’s reputation as a top-notch businessperson, a skilled floral designer and charismatic industry ambassador.
“He’s been called a trendsetter and a progressive leader in the industry — someone who always seems to be a step ahead, tracking a new course before it even takes shape, and his unerring eye for design his uncanny ability to innovate are matched by his selfless attitude,” he continued.
Botanica International Design Studio, established in 1989, is an industry leader in weddings special events, and décor. For more information on Botanica please visit: www.botanicaflorist.com.
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About Ian Prosser:
Whether designing for presidential inaugurations, the British Royal Family, or Hollywood stars, Prosser is known for his patience and support for the people around him. Born in Scotland, Ian Prosser started his career with three successful floral design shops in Glasgow. At that time he was the youngest person to be named Floral Designer of the Year in Scotland. In 1984 he earned the National Diploma of the Society of Floristry, the highest European honor in floral design. In 1989, after emigrating to the U.S., he opened Botanica International Florist, a full service retail shop. He operated that shop, building a reputation for wedding and event work, until 2007 when he closed the traditional retail side and opened Botanica International Design & Décor Studio Inc., an events-only business. Since then he has carved out a niche by providing floral, décor and special event services to clients around the world while maintaining his trademark meticulous attention to detail and his good humor. In 2012 he opened Ian Prosser Productions, a specific division of his business geared to the “uber” creative events for which he is known.
A mentor and a role model to countless floral industry professionals, Prosser is always thinking about bettering the people who surround him. He also gives back to his community in many ways— donating time and floral products to organizations like the Tampa Museum of Art, the St. Andrews Society of Tampa, as well as local chambers of commerce, fundraisers and other events. Among many honors, Prosser was inducted into AIFD in 1992, and the American Academy of Floriculture (AAF) in 1994. At the 2007 SAF Convention he also won the prestigious Sylvia Cup. In addition he was named Event Designer of the Year in 2010 by Event Solutions, a National Industry honor.
He lives with his wife Fiona in Tampa and has 3 children where the next generation of Botanica International is already at work.