"I am delighted and humbled to be given an OBE for my contribution to the Floral Design Industry.

It has been such a joy to work with the beauty of flowers for nearly three decades. Many creative geniuses such as Steve Jobs and the late Maya Angelou have advised people to do work that they love and I feel immensely grateful that I found my niche. I am honoured to think that my work has helped to improve the availability of well designed flowers by training lots of fine florists who have worked in my team here in London or who have attended The Paula Pryke Flower School from around the world. I am also grateful to all those who have supported me by their patronage or by working with me on many beautiful projects all over the world. This award reinforces my belief in the power of flowers and I will continue to mentor, train and improve the world of floral design".