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Training is one of the major keys to success.  With the right knowledge and information you can build and grow a successful business and by keeping up to date with the latest techniques and designs your business can continue to flourish.  Take a look at our training calender and see what is available in your area.


Upcoming events

    • 16 Apr 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Leeds

    Beginners Balloon Course 

    with Chris Horne

    16th April 2020

    Paul White Ltd, Leeds.

    Location - Leeds Branch (69 Upper Accommodation Road, Leeds, LS9 8LS)

    Date - 16th April 2020

    Time - 10am to 4pm

    Includes - Lunch and Refreshments

    Course Details

    This comprehensive beginners balloon course run by a qualified Amscan balloon trainer will cover everything you need to know to get started in the Balloon Business. From the correct inflation and tying techniques for latex, foil and speciality balloons, through to the construction and design of balloon bouquets, string-of-pearl arches, spiral columns and arches – you will learn it all.  Also included will be vital information on flying times, helium capacities, health and safety, and pricing for profit tips.


    For more information or to register call Claire 0113 248 9898










    • 21 Apr 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Manchester


    Simply Organics Course 

    Tuesday 21st April 2020

    9.30am – 5.00pm


    Village Hotel, Manchester Ashton


    This one-day masterclass will explore the ever-growing popularity of the organic style trend in balloon decor. It will cover various organic designs, demonstrating both structured and free-style organic decor, including centrepieces, large puffed heart design, working with frames and how to create a fabulous half arch. This is a hands-on class where delegates will have an opportunity to build organic decor in groups and learn the theory behind combining different sizes of balloons and creating custom colours. This class will also cover upselling techniques and different ways to add value to your balloon work.


    Cost: £99-£139 (includes refreshments & lunch)


    For more information or to book CLICK HERE

    or call  01922 649500


     


     


    • 26 Apr 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire

    Balloon Basics Training

    Level Two

    with Rita Kyriacou CBA

    Sunday 26th April 2020

    Marguerites, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire.

    Marguerites believe in delivering the most up to date and unbiased training.  Classes are deliberately restricted to small numbers in order to deliver the maximum hands-on experience for the students.

    The object of the Basic level two course is to take the students who have completed the basics course and put those skills into advanced techniques.  It has been designed to give the students the fundamentals of more advanced balloon work, which is very much hands-on.

    Topics covered:

    Cloud nine, Square Pack Wall, Topiary Design, Frame Heart, Fantasy Flowers, Double Bubble Arch, Designs with Quick Link Balloons, Decor and Aqua Balloons.

    This is a full day class starting at 9.00am and finishing at approximately 4.30pm

    Lunch and refreshments are included 

    Price: £200 for the day

    For more information or to book please contact:

    Rita either by telephone 01279 639508 or 07973 788006 or by e-mail ritakyriacou@btinternet.com

    • 26 Apr 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Hertford

    Organic Creations

    with Jo Uddin CBA

    Sunday 26th April 2020


    The Balloon Training Academy, The Fanshaw Rooms,

    Brickendon, Hertford SG13 8NU




    Jo Uddin CBA has been working and teaching in the Balloon & Events industry since 1999. After recognition through a series of international balloon decorating awards, the academy was formed. 

    The Balloon Training Academy led by Jo and her husband Darren (a Professional Photographer & Events Designer) , offers students both a wealth of knowledge and creativity, taught in small classes where the focus is ‘hands on learning’ and ‘Creative Flair’.

    Group classes are held in Hertford on weekends throughout the year and course fees include all materials, training guides, certificate, lunch and mentor support. 

    Learn to create a range of Children’s Party Decor & Sculptures including: 
    Minnie Mouse, In the Night Garden, Little Mermaid/Under the Sea, Flowers, Butterflies, Jungle Theme, Farm Yard Theme, Business Ideas. 


    Cost: £185 reduced to £166 for BAPIA members 


    More info or to book: balloontrainingacademy@gmail.com

     



    • 28 Apr 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Coventry

    Circular Backdrops and Mosaics

    with Matthew Lewis Displays

    Tuesday 28th April 2020

    The Maudsley, 190 Allesley Old Road, Coventry CV5 8GJ


    10am - 1pm

    Circular Frames

    Full demo on how to put the frames together

    Both 6ft and 8ft frames will be on show

    Adding personalisation to the cloth 

    Adding lighting

    Adding textures to enhance your design - choose from a wide selection on the day

    Speed Balloon Shining

    Where to order them from

    Top tips and take-a-ways

    Information sheet

    £75 inc VAT




    2 - 5pm

    Mosaics

    Full demo of how to build these mosaics from start to finish

    Both number and letters will be on show

    Speed Balloon Shining

    Where to order them from

    Tools

    Top tips and take-a-ways

    Information sheet

    £75 inc VAT



    Book both session

    £130.00 inc vat

    Buffet lunch include when booking both sessions

    All delegates booked onto both sessions with have the chance to win a complete set of LOVE mosaics letter to take away with them


    For information or to book email

     matthew@matthewlewisdisplays.co.uk

    or call

    024 7667 6961


    • 29 Apr 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Nottingham

    Weddings Balloon Course 

    with Chris Horne

    29th April 2020

    Paul White Ltd, Nottingham

    Location - Nottingham Branch (10 Dabell Avenue, Blenheim Industrial Estate, Nottingham NG6 8WA

    Date - 29th April 2020

    Time - 10am to 4pm

    Includes - Lunch and Refreshments


    Course Details:

    Following the latest trends in design and colour, this course helps you to increase your business portfolio in the lucrative wedding market. Learn how to inflate, create and celebrate this most important of days with centrepieces, room décor and backdrops using the best and most innovative products from Anagram and Sempertex. (Prior completion of a Level 1 course or equivalent is essential, and completion of a Level 2 course is preferable.)


    For more information or to register call Darran 0115 979 6920















    • 05 May 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Bishops Stortford


    Qualatex Fundamentals

    with Lucy Hennessey cba

    Tuesday 5th May 2020


    Pioneer Europe Ltd, 9 Stortford Hall Ind Park, Dunmow Road,

    Bishop's Stortford CM23 5GZ

     


    This balloon course for beginners provides the grounding that retailers and decorators

    need before starting a business that includes professional balloon work.


    This full day seminar embraces all aspects of the balloon business, including health and 

    safety requirements, balloon inflation, bouquet construction and simple garland creation.

    It also includes a comprehensive , full colour manual that will be a valuable reference 

    guide on float times, pricing, basic design principles and more.


    Prerequisites: open to all delegates and typically do not require previous experience in 

    the balloon industry or knowledge of industry terms and techniques.


    Cost £85.00 plus vat


    (Please note that lunch is not provided)


    For more information or to book CLICK HERE


    or call 01922 649500





    • 12 May 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Walsall

    Qualatex Fundamentals

    with Lucy Hennessey cba

    Tuesday 12th May 2020

    Greetings House, Bescott Crescent, Walsall, WS1 4NG

     


    This balloon course for beginners provides the grounding that retailers and decorators

    need before starting a business that includes professional balloon work.


    This full day seminar embraces all aspects of the balloon business, including health and 

    safety requirements, balloon inflation, bouquet construction and simple garland creation.

    It also includes a comprehensive , full colour manual that will be a valuable reference 

    guide on float times, pricing, basic design principles and more.


    Prerequisites: open to all delegates and typically do not require previous experience in 

    the balloon industry or knowledge of industry terms and techniques.


    Cost £85.00 plus vat


    (Please note that lunch is not provided)


    For more information or to book call 01922 649500





    • 13 May 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Southampton

    What's Hot Right Now! Masterclass

    with Sue Bowler CBA

    Wednesday 13th May 2020


    Testwood Stadium (The Monarch Suite), Salisbury Road,

    Totton, Southampton SO40 2RW


    Course Content:

    Designed to inspire balloon professionals, this one day Masterclass uses the latest on-trend products and accessories.

    The course is designed for retailers and event decorators looking to expand their balloon portfolio with a mixture of deliverable balloon designs as well as bigger balloon décor, focused around on-trend themes. You will learn:
    • Two types of photo backdrops; a balloon wall and a balloon photo frame
    • Rainbow arch with unicorn theme accent details
    • Modern air-filled retail designs
    • Confetti filled balloons
    This class is a combination of demonstrations, practical exercises and business tips.

    By the end of the course you will:

    • Have the knowledge and confidence to add some new techniques into your existing portfolio
    • Be able to take the trends and transform them into an original creation of your own
    • Know how to compose some fun, deliverable balloon designs
    • Have the knowledge of how to compose large, on-trend balloon decor

    We may be there filming the event so you may even have the opportunity to appear on BMTV if you wish to!
     

    Benefits of this course:

    • A link to recipe sheets and a selection of images from a professional photo shoot
    • Balloon Market / Qualatex Goodie Bag
    • Exclusive discount to use at Balloon Market on the day (Place your order before 1pm on the day and you can have your order delivered to you to take away with you before you leave)
    • Free ‘All Day’ refreshments including lunch
    • Ample free parking at the venue
    • Easy access - only a few minutes from the motorway (J.2, M27) and 15 minutes from the train station / Southampton Airport and Ferry Terminal!
    • Have had the opportunity to interact and connect with others in the industry, just like you!
    • Have numerous photo opportunities to use for social media


    Cost: From £95

    For more information or to book CLICK HERE



    • 14 May 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Leeds

    Level 2 Balloon Course 

    with Chris Horne

    14th May 2020

    Paul White Ltd, Leeds.

    Location - Leeds Branch (69 Upper Accommodation Road, Leeds, LS9 8LS)

    Date - 16th April 2020

    Time - 10am to 4pm

    Includes - Lunch and Refreshments


    Course Details:

    Take your decorating skills to the next level with this comprehensive, Level 2 training. The course will take the skills you learned in the Beginners course and build on them to increase your confidence and knowledge of more advanced techniques and ideas. You will learn to create Topiary spheres, Tapered Columns with 5-balloon clusters, Square Packed Columns, Criss-Cross walls with Link-O-Loons, Confetti balloons and Gumballs with both latex balloons and Anagram Crystal Clearz. Fully Hands-on, this course will give you the techniques and ideas you need to drive your business, and your profits, forward. (Prior completion of a Level 1 course or equivalent is essential.


    For more information or to register call Claire 0113 248 9898










    • 20 May 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Edinburgh


    Simply Organics Course 

    Wednesday 20th May 2020

    9.30am – 5.00pm


    Village Hotel, 140 Crewe Road South, Edinburgh EH4 2NY


    This one-day masterclass will explore the ever-growing popularity of the organic style trend in balloon decor. It will cover various organic designs, demonstrating both structured and free-style organic decor, including centrepieces, large puffed heart design, working with frames and how to create a fabulous half arch. This is a hands-on class where delegates will have an opportunity to build organic decor in groups and learn the theory behind combining different sizes of balloons and creating custom colours. This class will also cover upselling techniques and different ways to add value to your balloon work.


    Cost: £99-£139 (includes refreshments & lunch)


    For more information or to book CLICK HERE

    or call  01922 649500


     


     


    • 21 May 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Leeds

    Easy Organics Balloon Course 

    with Chris Horne

    21st May 2020

    Paul White Ltd, Leeds.

    Location - Leeds Branch, 69 Upper Accommodation Road, Leeds, LS9 8LS

    Date - 21st May 2020

    Time - 10am to 4pm

    Includes - Lunch and Refreshments

    Course Details

    In this very popular class, the misapprehension that Organics need to be complicated will be busted. Chris has developed a system of three simple but golden rules which will enable you to create the right look with the minimum effort in the shortest time – making Organic designs profitable for all. You will discover simple ways to create the most popular Organic designs including Topiaries, Demi-arches, hoops, Garlands and Clouds. It is often thought that Organic design is a case of sizing each balloon individually, and therefore very time consuming – but this class will show that methods and formulae can be applied, making the whole process simple, quicker and easier! (Prior completion of a Level 1 course or equivalent is essential, and completion of a Level 2 course is preferable.)


    For more information or to register call Claire 0113 248 9898










    • 03 Jun 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Nottingham

    Air-Filled Balloon Course 

    with Chris Horne

    3rd June 2020

    Paul White Ltd, Nottingham

    Location - Nottingham Branch (10 Dabell Avenue, Blenheim Industrial Estate, Nottingham NG6 8WA

    Date - 3rd June 2020

    Time - 10am to 4pm

    Includes - Lunch and Refreshments


    Course Details:

    With the increasing cost and current restrictions on supply of helium, Balloon Professionals need to be more adaptable in what they offer to their customers in terms of air-filled décor. This course contains plenty of ideas for centrepieces, columns, arches and swags that are just as elegant as any helium filled piece – but use no helium at all! Join us for an action-packed day of hands-on training and learn how using air need not restrict you – but can in fact open up whole new possibilities and increase your profits too! (Prior completion of a Level 1 course or equivalent is essential.)


    For more information or to register call Darran 0115 979 6920















    • 09 Jun 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Southampton

    Simply Organics Course

    with Sue Bowler CBA

    Tuesday 9th June 2020


    Testwood Stadium (The Monarch Suite), Salisbury Road,

    Totton, Southampton SO40 2RW


    By the end of the course you will:

    • Understand how to create structured organic décor
    • Understand how to create free-style organic décor
    • Have the knowledge and confidence to combine different sizes of balloons and create custom colours
    • Know how to create stunning centrepieces and how to work with frames
    • Have the knowledge of how to compose a fantastic large heart design
    • Know how to create a stunning half arch
    • Be able to describe your products and services in a manner that inspires your clients
    • Have the hands-on-skills to enable you to tackle larger jobs with confidence

    We may be there filming the event so you may even have the opportunity to appear on BMTV if you wish to!

    Benefits of this course:

    • A link to recipe sheets and professional photography of the designs
    • Balloon Market / Qualatex Goodie Bag
    • Exclusive discount to use at Balloon Market on the day (Place your order before 1pm on the day and you can have your order delivered to you to take away with you before you leave)
    • Free ‘All Day’ refreshments including lunch
    • Ample free parking at the venue
    • Easy access - only a few minutes from the motorway (J.2, M27) and 15 minutes from the train station / Southampton Airport and Ferry Terminal!
    • Have had the opportunity to interact and connect with others in the industry, just like you!
    • Have numerous photo opportunities to use for social media


    Cost: From £95

    For more information or to book CLICK HERE



    • 11 Jun 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Leeds

    Air Filled Balloon Course 

    with Chris Horne

    11th June 2020

    Paul White Ltd, Leeds.

    Location - Leeds Branch (69 Upper Accommodation Road, Leeds, LS9 8LS)

    Date - 11th June 2020

    Time - 10am to 4pm

    Includes - Lunch and Refreshments

    Course Details

    With the increasing cost and current restrictions on supply of helium, Balloon Professionals need to be more adaptable in what they offer to their customers in terms of air-filled décor. This course contains plenty of ideas for centrepieces, columns, arches and swags that are just as elegant as any helium filled piece – but use no helium at all! Join us for an action-packed day of hands-on training and learn how using air need not restrict you – but can in fact open up whole new possibilities and increase your profits too! (Prior completion of a Level 1 course or equivalent is essential.)

    For more information or to register call Claire 0113 248 9898










    • 16 Jun 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Bishops Stortford


    Qualatex Fundamentals

    with Lucy Hennessey cba

    Tuesday 16th June 2020


    Pioneer Europe Ltd, 9 Stortford Hall Ind Park, Dunmow Road,

    Bishop's Stortford CM23 5GZ

     


    This balloon course for beginners provides the grounding that retailers and decorators

    need before starting a business that includes professional balloon work.


    This full day seminar embraces all aspects of the balloon business, including health and 

    safety requirements, balloon inflation, bouquet construction and simple garland creation.

    It also includes a comprehensive , full colour manual that will be a valuable reference 

    guide on float times, pricing, basic design principles and more.


    Prerequisites: open to all delegates and typically do not require previous experience in 

    the balloon industry or knowledge of industry terms and techniques.


    Cost £85.00 plus vat


    (Please note that lunch is not provided)



    For more information or to book CLICK HERE



     or call 01922 649500





    • 18 Jun 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Leeds

    Beginners Balloon Course 

    with Chris Horne

    18th June 2020

    Paul White Ltd, Leeds.

    Location - Leeds Branch (69 Upper Accommodation Road, Leeds, LS9 8LS)

    Date - 18th June 2020

    Time - 10am to 4pm

    Includes - Lunch and Refreshments

    Course Details

    This comprehensive beginners balloon course run by a qualified Amscan balloon trainer will cover everything you need to know to get started in the Balloon Business. From the correct inflation and tying techniques for latex, foil and speciality balloons, through to the construction and design of balloon bouquets, string-of-pearl arches, spiral columns and arches – you will learn it all.  Also included will be vital information on flying times, helium capacities, health and safety, and pricing for profit tips.


    For more information or to register call Claire 0113 248 9898










    • 23 Jun 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Walsall

    Qualatex Fundamentals

    with Lucy Hennessey cba

    Tuesday 23rd June 2020

    Greetings House, Bescott Crescent, Walsall, WS1 4NG

     


    This balloon course for beginners provides the grounding that retailers and decorators

    need before starting a business that includes professional balloon work.


    This full day seminar embraces all aspects of the balloon business, including health and 

    safety requirements, balloon inflation, bouquet construction and simple garland creation.

    It also includes a comprehensive , full colour manual that will be a valuable reference 

    guide on float times, pricing, basic design principles and more.


    Prerequisites: open to all delegates and typically do not require previous experience in 

    the balloon industry or knowledge of industry terms and techniques.


    Cost £85.00 plus vat


    (Please note that lunch is not provided)


    For more information or to book call 01922 649500





    • 23 Jun 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Castleford

    Easy Organics Design Course 

    with Chris Horne

    23rd June 2020


    Location - Castleford Tigers RLFC, Wheldon Road, Castleford, WF10 2SD

    Date - 23rd June 2020

    Time - 10am to 4pm

    Includes - Lunch and Refreshments


    Course Details:

    In this very popular class, the misapprehension that Organics need to be complicated will be busted. Chris has developed a system of three simple but golden rules which will enable you to create the right look with the minimum effort in the shortest time – making Organic designs profitable for all. You will discover simple ways to create the most popular Organic designs including Topiaries, Demi-arches, hoops, Garlands and Clouds. It is often thought that Organic design is a case of sizing each balloon individually, and therefore very time consuming – but this class will show that methods and formulae can be applied, making the whole process simple, quicker and easier! (Prior completion of a Level 1 course or equivalent is essential, and completion of a Level 2 course is preferable.)

    Contact Details:

    info@balancebest.co.uk

    or Call Nicky on 01977 510898













    • 10 Sep 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Castleford

    Air Filled Balloons Design Course 

    with Chris Horne

    10th September 2020


    Location - Castleford Tigers RLFC, Wheldon Road, Castleford, WF10 2SD

    Date - 10th September 2020

    Time - 10am to 4pm

    Includes - Lunch and Refreshments


    Course Details:

    With the increasing cost and current restrictions on supply of helium, Balloon Professionals need to be more adaptable in what they offer to their customers in terms of air-filled décor. This course contains plenty of ideas for centrepieces, columns, arches and swags that are just as elegant as any helium filled piece – but use no helium at all!          Join us for an action-packed day of hands-on training and learn how using air need not restrict you – but can in fact open up whole new possibilities and increase your profits too!

    (Prior completion of a Level 1 course or equivalent is essential.)


    Contact Details:

    info@balancebest.co.uk

    or call Nicky on 01977 510898












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