LimeLight Group

Neville MacKay

Customer Service and Merchandising Expert, Emcee, and Motivational Instructor
Halifax, Nova Scotia

What Neville is Passionate About

Stop and Smell the Roses! 

Neville MacKay is a talented retailer, master floral designer, and well known throughout Canada for his creative flare, passion and unique personality. Learn how he proactively creates a positive working environment by engaging, staff, and suppliers and the community with a passion that is truly contagious!

Neville shares how built his business from the inside out… embracing the need to reduce stress, maintain balance and promote respectful behaviour. Using some wonderful analogies from the world of floral design- Neville will show how to make a workplace bloom before your eyes!

His sessions are heaped up with encouragement, entertainment and education! Come see why that Bloomin ’ Neville is popping up everywhere! This session provides a wonderful balance of humor, entertainment and education!

Extreme Merchandising 

Join Neville as he shares his love of making all things irresistible and how he engages the senses with just the right blend of color, texture, style and simplicity . Neville’s cutting-edge floral and retail gift boutiques in Atlantic Canada provide an incredible outlet to feed his creative energies. Enticing and unconventional, Neville dishes up solid solutions to move customers from ‘maybe’ to ‘must have! Meshing a vision of the optimal customer journey with his flamboyant style, he designs displays that leverage natural consumer buying habits. He also shares his thoughts on how people view a retail space; how they select a shopping path, and the decision process they’re likely to use. Not to mention a practical consideration of things like seasonal fluctuations, cultural variations, and gender differences– factors that are fundamental to making a store that is functional, productive…. and drop dead fabulous!! Extreme Merchandising— take your displays to a whole new level!

Floral Companion Program 

Neville’s Floral Companion program is a great opportunity to be educated and entertained in a fun and relaxing environment.  Neville expresses his worldly knowledge of flowers and can show delegates/guests how to create quick and beautiful flower arrangements for high end or corporate entertaining, or share ideas for sprucing up your home or office. Neville delivers tips on gardening and can even teach a thing or two about edible flowers. He has a knack for reading his audience and tailoring the presentation appropriately. Get creative at your next conference by involving your delegates or companions in making centerpieces where they can add a personal touch to the event! Neville brings a variety of flowers, vases and signature pieces – If you’re looking for a classic floral design or an exotic array Neville guarantees to make this the perfect fit for your function!

Why You Need Neville

Affectionately referred to as “That Bloomin’ Neville!”, Neville MacKay is a highly talented retailer and floral designer who is well known throughout the Canadian retail industry for his creative flare, quality workmanship and entertaining personality.

Neville’s caught the attention of many media outlets as a rare find in the retail world! He has appeared as an expert and entertainer on many national TV and radio talk shows across the country including appearances on CTV, CBC, HGTV, WTN, and is a frequent guest on the Maritimes CTV network where he owns and operates a cutting-edge floral and retail gift shop in an upscale Halifax location.

Consider Neville as your next emcee! He has delighted audiences small and large with his witty remarks and flare for speaking. Past clients include the Centre for Arts & Technology, SPCA, Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia, and various floral and charity events across Canada.

His floral creations are sought after by both celebrities and show producers. He’s developed works of art for Rod Stewart, Glen Close, Kelsey Grammer and Princess Ann. Neville has also designed florals for the 1988 Winter Olympics, and for the G-7 Halifax Summit Japanese and Soviet Delegations. Neville writes a monthly article for Canadian Florist Magazine (previously Cut & Dried) , bi-annually for Duly Noted, and his floral displays have been featured in Canadian Living Magazine. Neville is an accredited Floral Judge through the Canadian Academy of Floral Art and the World Flower Council. Educating the trade about the exciting world of retail is at the very forefront of Neville’s career. His intimate knowledge of the industry allows him to relate to all levels including retailer/wholesaler and grower.

In September 2012 Neville was inducted into the Society of American Florists (SAF) Professional Floral Communicators – International (PFCI). PFCI members present educational programs on local, regional and national stages, teaching floral professionals how to be more successful. “Obtaining the PFCI credentials is an incredible honor,” said PFCI Board Chairman Vince Butera, AAF, AIFD, PFCI, of Butera the Florist in York, Pa. “The meticulous review process qualifies each PFCI member as an expert floral spokesperson and communicator.”

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Why You Will Love Neville

“Neville provided our conference with a closing motivational talk. He was well recieved and provided a much needed laugh on a Friday afternoon following alot of heavy informative topics. He took the time to know his target audience. He was ‘fabulous’!”

Danielle Henri

“The Federated Garden Clubs of New York State had the pleasure of enjoying Neville MacKay’s unique floral design program at their annual meeting in March 2009. Neville doesn’t just enjoy his work – he rejoices in it! His designs are creative, colourful and fun. The audience loves him and he loves them right back. His irreverent, hilarious, non-stop banter is as over-the-top as his arrangements. Our flower show judges were laughing the loudest! Take the stuffy out of your next program. Invite Neville MacKay.”

Ann Dyet
Federated Garden Club of New York State

“I would like to thank you again for emceeing the JDRF Ride for Research. You brought an amazing energy to our Ride, boundless fun and good cheer! Several riders commented that it was the most fun they had ever had at a ride. Your entertaining antics brought us to a new level of participant engagement. People loved receiving a rose from you for spinning to win! The Ride raised close to $80,000! I am sure we will grow even bigger next year as word spreads of the good time you provided to our riders.”

Marilyn Holm
Atlantic Regional Manager

“Saying “Thank you” for your time spent at the NSAHO Continuing Care Forum December 13th doesn’t seem to fully express our gratitude. Watching the faces of often overworked, overwhelmed and underappreciated colleagues providing continuing care services to Nova Scotians relaxing and taking the opportunity to “Smell the Roses” through your time with us was beyond our wildest hopes and expectations. Your exquisite floral arrangements were as expected…exquisite! But your genuine compassion and appreciation for the work of providing quality care to Nova Scotians was noted by all and greatly valued by participants! Fun, with a message is what we asked for…we got that and more! You’ve been the talk of the town ever since baby! Thanks!”

Shawna Elliott
Nova Scotia Association of Health Organizations

“Neville was outstanding! He had our group captivated from the moment he started handing out flowers. Neville did a great job entertaining and inspiring and was able to connect his life experiences to our groups. Would highly recommend him to any group needing some laughter and real world pearls of wisdom!”

Don Walker
Manager, Nova Scotian Health Care Purchasing

“Neville was perfect for our audiences – sales support and operations professionals. After one and a half days of intense training we needed to close our development sessions with someone fun who also conveyed heartfelt and meaningful messages. Neville delivered. He was excellent!”

Fiona Cuddy
Assistant Vice-President, Distribution Operations Support London Life

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