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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

    • 21 Aug 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire

    Balloon Basics Training

    Level Two

    with Rita Kyriacou CBA

    Wednesday 21st August 2019

    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

    • 01 Sep 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire

    Balloon Basics Training

    Level one

    with Rita Kyriacou CBA

    Sunday 1st September 2019

    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 Basic level one course gives a comprehensive introduction to the balloon industry which will equip you with the skills and knowledge to get started in the industry.

    Topics covered:

    Decorators kit, Helium gas safety and procedures

    Balloon types and inflation techniques

    Duplets, clusters, balloon arrangements, Pearl Arch, Spira garlands, double Bubble and Confetti Balloons.

    Balloon releases and the environment

    Job costing.

    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

    • 04 Sep 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Glasgow

    Balloon Fundamentals

    with Keith Stirman cba

    4th September 2019

    Adelphi Centre, 12 Commercial Road, Glasgow G5 0PQ

    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.


    Price: Early Bird - £95, Regular - £115, Late Booking - £130



    To book or for more information: 


    CLICK HERE




    • 05 Sep 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Ireland

    Retail Essentials

    with Dominic Cassidy cba

    5th September 2019

    Irish party Supplies, Unit 134 Ashbourne Industrial Estate, A84 TK75, Ashbourne, Ireland


    The Retail Essentials course is a fantastic first stage for retailers who want to grow their balloon sales by offering co-ordinated balloon bouquets and deliveries.

    Participants will learn how to create perfect bouquets, simple balloon characters as well as effective pricing and promotion techniques.

    Price includes portfolio binder of balloon bouquets for every important occasion (one per company).

    Prerequisites : Requires knowledge of basic skills such as correctly inflating and tying balloons, making clusters.


    Cost: Euro 117.64 (including VAT)



    To book or for more information:  CLICK HERE








    • 10 Sep 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Bishops Stortford

    Balloon Fundamentals

    with Lucy Hennessy cba

    10th September 2019


    Pioneer Europe Ltd, 9 Stortford Hall Industrial 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.


    Price: Early Bird - £95, Regular - £115, Late Booking - £130



    To book or for more information:



    CLICK HERE






    • 12 Sep 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Bristol

    Making Memories: Big Parties

    with Stuart Davies cba

    12th September 2019


    Chipping Sodbury Town Hall, 57-59 Broad Street, Chipping Sodbury,

    Bristol, BS37 6AD



    This class was designed as a collaboration between four Qualatex instructors - Alberto Falcone CBA, Federico Onida CBA, Sue Bowler CBA and Stuart Davies CBA.

    It focuses on the important family occasions such as anniversaries, big milestone birthdays, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, and similar events that tend to be celebrated in bigger venues and require bigger balloon decor, such as entrance arches, photo backdrops, table centrepieces and buffet table arrangements. This class has a combination of demonstration and hands on exercises, you will learn various added value techniques using non-round balloons as well as various photo opportunity pieces. We will also share some tips on how to increase your profits using simple up-selling techniques and pricing for perceived value techniques.

    Delegates will receive a link to recipe sheets and professional photos of all the designs that are taught on the day.



    Price: Early Bird - £95, Regular - £115, Late Booking - £130


    To book or for more information CLICK HERE









    • 17 Sep 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Broxbourne

    What's Hot: Air-Filled Fun

    with Luc Bertrand cba

    17th September 2019

    Cheshunt Marriot Hotel, Halfhide Lane, Turnford,

    Broxbourne, EN10 6NG


    This exciting new class is 100% air-filled, and packed with profitable "Pinterest-worthy" ideas!

    Capturing and sharing beautiful images on Instagram and Pinterest is now part of our everyday life - and as a result, balloons are trendier than they have ever been, with stylists, planners (and mums!) now heading straight to social media images to help shape their vision for their next event! This new course, designed in collaboration with one of the industry's top balloon artists, Luc Bertrand CBA who will share a host of on-trend decor designs that sell and offer tons of hints and tips - it's sure to motivate you to take your balloon skills and your business to the next level. So come along to learn a multitude of techniques to create boxed balloon figures, letters, numbers, scripts and more!

    This is a hands on class and you will learn how to design and work with foamboards, alu rods, GRIDZ systems and other great tools for creating your perfect air-filled balloon creations.

    Delegates will also receive a link to photos of the designs taught on the day (perfect for sharing on social media!)

    Please note: This is an intermediate/advanced class and is not recommended for inexperienced candidates. As a minimum, all candidates are recommended to have completed and be confident in applying techniques taught on Qualatex Fundamentals courses.




    Price: Early Bird - £95, Regular - £115, Late Booking - £130

    including vat


    For more information or to book CLICK HERE






    • 17 Sep 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Walsall

    Balloon Fundamentals

    with Lucy Hennessey cba

    17th September 2019

    Greetings House, Bescot Crescent, Walsall, WS1 4NN

    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


    For more information or to book call 01922 649500





    • 18 Sep 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Walsall

    Balloon Fundamentals

    with Lucy Hennessey cba

    18th September 2019

    Greetings House, Bescot Crescent, Walsall, WS1 4NN

    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


    For more information or to book call 01922 649500





    • 19 Sep 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Manchester

    What's Hot: Air-Filled Fun

    with Luc Bertrand cba

    19th September 2019

    St Matthews Church Hall, Chapel Lane, Stretford, 

    Manchester M32 9AJ


    This exciting new class is 100% air-filled, and packed with profitable "Pinterest-worthy" ideas!

    Capturing and sharing beautiful images on Instagram and Pinterest is now part of our everyday life - and as a result, balloons are trendier than they have ever been, with stylists, planners (and mums!) now heading straight to social media images to help shape their vision for their next event! This new course, designed in collaboration with one of the industry's top balloon artists, Luc Bertrand CBA who will share a host of on-trend decor designs that sell and offer tons of hints and tips - it's sure to motivate you to take your balloon skills and your business to the next level. So come along to learn a multitude of techniques to create boxed balloon figures, letters, numbers, scripts and more!

    This is a hands on class and you will learn how to design and work with foamboards, alu rods, GRIDZ systems and other great tools for creating your perfect air-filled balloon creations.

    Delegates will also receive a link to photos of the designs taught on the day (perfect for sharing on social media!)

    Please note: This is an intermediate/advanced class and is not recommended for inexperienced candidates. As a minimum, all candidates are recommended to have completed and be confident in applying techniques taught on Qualatex Fundamentals courses.





    Price: Early Bird - £95, Regular - £115, Late Booking - £130

    including vat


    For more information or to book CLICK HERE







    • 29 Sep 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire

    Balloon Basics Training

    Level one

    with Rita Kyriacou CBA

    Sunday 29th September 2019

    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 Basic level one course gives a comprehensive introduction to the balloon industry which will equip you with the skills and knowledge to get started in the industry.

    Topics covered:

    Decorators kit, Helium gas safety and procedures

    Balloon types and inflation techniques

    Duplets, clusters, balloon arrangements, Pearl Arch, Spira garlands, double Bubble and Confetti Balloons.

    Balloon releases and the environment

    Job costing.

    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

    • 01 Oct 2019

    Care & Share Days

    Twistin Twins World Tour

    Airdire

    Tuesday 1st October 2019

    David Crofts and Graham Lee will be running 4 workshops during the day.
    David Crofts as seen on TV will be going over his Streamline Dinosaur template technique, dos trust to paw patrol designs and his weaving/twisting techniques. Graham will be show casing some of his latest designs.

    There is a goodie bag for the first 10 people to book.

    Please bring with you a selection of 260 balloons, a bin liner, camera, pump and a cream cake or two. Tea and Biscuits will be provided.

    VENUE DETAILS. St Margaret’s Church Hall, 96 Hall Craig Street, Airdrie, ML6 6AW

    Price £20.00

    To book and for more information click here


    • 01 Oct 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Ireland

    Making Memories: Big Parties

    with Alberto Falcone cba

    1st October 2019


    Irish Party Supplies, Unit 134 Ashbourne Industrial Estate

    A84 TK75 Ashbourne, Ireland


    This class was designed as a collaboration between four Qualatex instructors - Alberto Falcone CBA, Federico Onida CBA, Sue Bowler CBA and Stuart Davies CBA.

    It focuses on the important family occasions such as anniversaries, big milestone birthdays, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, and similar events that tend to be celebrated in bigger venues and require bigger balloon decor, such as entrance arches, photo backdrops, table centrepieces and buffet table arrangements. This class has a combination of demonstration and hands on exercises, you will learn various added value techniques using non-round balloons as well as various photo opportunity pieces. We will also share some tips on how to increase your profits using simple up-selling techniques and pricing for perceived value techniques.

    Delegates will receive a link to recipe sheets and professional photos of all the designs that are taught on the day.



    Price: Early Bird - £95, Regular - £115, Late Booking - £130


    To book or for more information CLICK HERE






    • 02 Oct 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire

    Balloon Basics Training

    Level one

    with Rita Kyriacou CBA

    Wednesday 2nd October 2019

    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 Basic level one course gives a comprehensive introduction to the balloon industry which will equip you with the skills and knowledge to get started in the industry.

    Topics covered:

    Decorators kit, Helium gas safety and procedures

    Balloon types and inflation techniques

    Duplets, clusters, balloon arrangements, Pearl Arch, Spira garlands, double Bubble and Confetti Balloons.

    Balloon releases and the environment

    Job costing.

    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

    • 02 Oct 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Ireland

    Wedding Trends

    with Alberto Falcone CBA

    Wednesday 2nd October 2019


    Irish Party Supplies, Unit 134 Ashbourne Industrial Estate

    A84 TK75 Ashbourne, Ireland


    Those wanting to keep abreast of the latest trends, so as to inspire even the most style-conscious brides, should look no further than our new Wedding Trends Masterclass. This class focuses on utilising latest colour trends and accessories to create designs that will be a hit in the season ahead, and also uses the latest products in a variety of innovative ways, to help brides achieve “Pinterest-worthy” pictures of their big day.

    There will be a hands-on practical session producing: Elegant and Organic designs, Fun and Interactive elements, and some Retail Deliverables.

    INCLUDES: A link to a selection of images from a professional photoshoot.

    PREREQUISITES: Requires knowledge of basic skills such as correctly inflating and tying balloons, making clusters. Delegates should also have an understanding of how to price using a Job Cost form.


    Price:  Early Bird - €104.55 Full Price - €129.15

    For more information or to book please CLICK HERE







    • 03 Oct 2019
    • Birmingham

    Care & Share Days

    Twistin Twins World Tour

    Birmingham

    Thursday 3rd October 2019

    David Crofts and Graham Lee will be running 4 workshops during the day.
    David Crofts as seen on TV will be going over his Streamline Dinosaur template technique, dos trust to paw patrol designs and his weaving/twisting techniques. Graham will be show casing some of his latest designs.

    There is a goodie bag for the first 10 people to book.

    Please bring with you a selection of 260 balloons, a bin liner, camera, pump and a cream cake or two. Tea and Biscuits will be provided.

    VENUE DETAILS. St Margaret’s Church Hall, 96 Hall Craig Street, Airdrie, ML6 6AW

    Price £20.00

    To book and for more information click here


    • 06 Oct 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire

    Balloon Basics Training

    Level one

    with Rita Kyriacou CBA

    Sunday 6th October 2019

    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 Basic level one course gives a comprehensive introduction to the balloon industry which will equip you with the skills and knowledge to get started in the industry.

    Topics covered:

    Decorators kit, Helium gas safety and procedures

    Balloon types and inflation techniques

    Duplets, clusters, balloon arrangements, Pearl Arch, Spira garlands, double Bubble and Confetti Balloons.

    Balloon releases and the environment

    Job costing.

    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

    • 09 Oct 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire

    Balloon Basics Training

    Level one

    with Rita Kyriacou CBA

    Wednesday 9th October 2019

    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 Basic level one course gives a comprehensive introduction to the balloon industry which will equip you with the skills and knowledge to get started in the industry.

    Topics covered:

    Decorators kit, Helium gas safety and procedures

    Balloon types and inflation techniques

    Duplets, clusters, balloon arrangements, Pearl Arch, Spira garlands, double Bubble and Confetti Balloons.

    Balloon releases and the environment

    Job costing.

    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

    • 16 Oct 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire

    Balloon Basics Training

    Level Two

    with Rita Kyriacou CBA

    Wednesday 16th October 2019

    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

    • 16 Oct 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Leeds

    Magical Party Designs

    with Dominic Cassidy CBA

    Wednesday 16th October 2019


    Woodhouse Community Centre, 197 Woodhouse Street, 

    Leeds LS6 2NY


    Are you looking for inspiration to increase your portfolio of profitable air-filled designs? Are you making the most of the Disney fan market? Are you looking to add new exciting services such as special effects to your offering? If the answer is yes, then look no further, this popular class is the one for you!

    Recently updated to include brand new designs using the trendiest Disney products such as Frozen, Toy Story 4, Jasmine, Avengers, Spiderman, Disney Princesses and more - this class is very hands on, so a great opportunity for you to practice making a selection of profitable designs for retail and on-site décor. Designs taught will include:

    - Personalised Foil Number Designs

    - Fun air-filled characters

    - Air-filled Quick Link Arches

    - Air-filled columns with special effects (including Q Boom!)

    - and more!

    Delegates will also receive plenty of sales and marketing tips and links to a selection of images, so you can add them to your website and start selling straight after the class!

    Places are limited, so register now to join Q Corner's Dominic Cassidy for a guaranteed fun-filled day of balloon making, networking and growing your business!

    Price: Early Bird - £95, Regular - £115, Late Booking - £130

    For more information or to book CLICK HERE




    • 17 Oct 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Southampton

    Simply Organics

    with Sue Bowler CBA

    Thursday 17th October 2019


    Testwood Stadium (The Monarch Suite), Salisbury Road,

    Totton, Southampton SO40 2RW


    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.

    Delegates will receive a link to recipe sheets and professional photography of the designs covered on the day.


    Price: Early Bird - £95, Regular - £115, Late Booking - £130

    For more information or to book CLICK HERE




    • 20 Oct 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire

    Balloon Basics Training

    Level one

    with Rita Kyriacou CBA

    Sunday 20th October 2019

    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 Basic level one course gives a comprehensive introduction to the balloon industry which will equip you with the skills and knowledge to get started in the industry.

    Topics covered:

    Decorators kit, Helium gas safety and procedures

    Balloon types and inflation techniques

    Duplets, clusters, balloon arrangements, Pearl Arch, Spira garlands, double Bubble and Confetti Balloons.

    Balloon releases and the environment

    Job costing.

    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

    • 22 Oct 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Walsall

    Balloon Fundamentals

    with Lucy Hennessey cba

    22nd October 2019

    Greetings House, Bescot Crescent, Walsall, WS1 4NN

    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


    For more information or to book call 01922 649500





    • 22 Oct 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Liverpool

    Making Memories: Big Parties

    with Federico Onida cba

    22nd October 2019


    The Venue, Maghull Town Hall, Hall Lane

    Maghull, Liverpool L31 7BB



    This class was designed as a collaboration between four Qualatex instructors - Alberto Falcone CBA, Federico Onida CBA, Sue Bowler CBA and Stuart Davies CBA.

    It focuses on the important family occasions such as anniversaries, big milestone birthdays, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, and similar events that tend to be celebrated in bigger venues and require bigger balloon decor, such as entrance arches, photo backdrops, table centrepieces and buffet table arrangements. This class has a combination of demonstration and hands on exercises, you will learn various added value techniques using non-round balloons as well as various photo opportunity pieces. We will also share some tips on how to increase your profits using simple up-selling techniques and pricing for perceived value techniques.

    Delegates will receive a link to recipe sheets and professional photos of all the designs that are taught on the day.



    Cost: Early Bird - £95, Regular - £115, Late Booking - £130


    To book or for more information CLICK HERE






    • 23 Oct 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Corringham, Essex

    Magical Party Designs

    with Dominic Cassidy CBA

    Wednesday 23rd October 2019


    The Springhouse, Springhouse Road

    Corringham, SS17 7QT



    Are you looking for inspiration to increase your portfolio of profitable air-filled designs? Are you making the most of the Disney fan market? Are you looking to add new exciting services such as special effects to your offering? If the answer is yes, then look no further, this popular class is the one for you!

    Recently updated to include brand new designs using the trendiest Disney products such as Frozen, Toy Story 4, Jasmine, Avengers, Spiderman, Disney Princesses and more - this class is very hands on, so a great opportunity for you to practice making a selection of profitable designs for retail and on-site décor. Designs taught will include:

    - Personalised Foil Number Designs

    - Fun air-filled characters

    - Air-filled Quick Link Arches

    - Air-filled columns with special effects (including Q Boom!)

    - and more!

    Delegates will also receive plenty of sales and marketing tips and links to a selection of images, so you can add them to your website and start selling straight after the class!

    Places are limited, so register now to join Q Corner's Dominic Cassidy for a guaranteed fun-filled day of balloon making, networking and growing your business!

    Price: Early Bird - £95, Regular - £115, Late Booking - £130

    For more information or to book CLICK HERE




    • 24 Oct 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Birmingham

    Making Memories: Big Parties

    with Federico Onida cba

    24th October 2019


    Lapworth Village Hall, Old Warwick Road, Lapworth

    Birmingham B94 6LD



    This class was designed as a collaboration between four Qualatex instructors - Alberto Falcone CBA, Federico Onida CBA, Sue Bowler CBA and Stuart Davies CBA.

    It focuses on the important family occasions such as anniversaries, big milestone birthdays, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, and similar events that tend to be celebrated in bigger venues and require bigger balloon decor, such as entrance arches, photo backdrops, table centrepieces and buffet table arrangements. This class has a combination of demonstration and hands on exercises, you will learn various added value techniques using non-round balloons as well as various photo opportunity pieces. We will also share some tips on how to increase your profits using simple up-selling techniques and pricing for perceived value techniques.

    Delegates will receive a link to recipe sheets and professional photos of all the designs that are taught on the day.



    Cost: Early Bird - £95, Regular - £115, Late Booking - £130


    To book or for more information CLICK HERE








    • 27 Oct 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire

    Balloon Basics Training

    Level Two

    with Rita Kyriacou CBA

    Sunday 27th October 2019

    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

    • 31 Oct 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Exeter

    What's Hot Right Now

    with Sue Bowler CBA

    31st October 2019

    Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford

    Exeter EX6 7UE



    Are you looking to attract new customers and add value to your creations by offering the trendiest balloon designs? Then sign up for this Masterclass.

    Designed to inspire balloon professionals, this one day Masterclass uses the latest on-trend products and accessories and is perfect for learning new techniques and for adding new designs to a retail or decor portfolio.

    This 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 these on-trend themes:

    –Tropical parties and Flamingos

    –Unicorns and Rainbows

    –Confetti balloons

    –Photo frames and photo backdrops

    This class is a combination of demonstrations, practical exercises and business tips. Delegates will receive a link to recipe sheets and a selection of images from a professional photo shoot.

    Prices: Early Bird - £95, Regular - £115, Late Booking - £130

    For more information or to book CLICK HERE  




    • 03 Nov 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire

    Balloon Basics Training

    Level one

    with Rita Kyriacou CBA

    Sunday 3rd November 2019

    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 Basic level one course gives a comprehensive introduction to the balloon industry which will equip you with the skills and knowledge to get started in the industry.

    Topics covered:

    Decorators kit, Helium gas safety and procedures

    Balloon types and inflation techniques

    Duplets, clusters, balloon arrangements, Pearl Arch, Spira garlands, double Bubble and Confetti Balloons.

    Balloon releases and the environment

    Job costing.

    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

    • 05 Nov 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Bishop's Stortford

    Balloon Fundamentals

    with Lucy Hennessey cba

    5th November 2019

    Pioneer Europe Ltd, 9 Stortford Hall Industrial 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: Early Bird - £95, Regular - £115, Late Booking - £130


    For more information or to book CLICK HERE









    • 06 Nov 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire

    Balloon Basics Training

    Level Two

    with Rita Kyriacou CBA

    Wednesday 6th November 2019

    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

    • 17 Nov 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire

    Balloon Basics Training

    Level one

    with Rita Kyriacou CBA

    Sunday 17th November 2019

    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 Basic level one course gives a comprehensive introduction to the balloon industry which will equip you with the skills and knowledge to get started in the industry.

    Topics covered:

    Decorators kit, Helium gas safety and procedures

    Balloon types and inflation techniques

    Duplets, clusters, balloon arrangements, Pearl Arch, Spira garlands, double Bubble and Confetti Balloons.

    Balloon releases and the environment

    Job costing.

    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

    • 19 Nov 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Birmingham

    Care & Share Days

    Pip Pippity Pop

    Tuesday 19th November 2019

    Benjamins Banqueting Suites, Halesowen, B63 3HN

    Pip all the way from New Zealand will be explaining some of her favourite designs.

    The day will run on the 19th Nov from 10 till 6 with four workshops through the day.

    Please bring with you a selection of 260 balloons, a bin liner, camera, pump and a cream cake or two. Tea and Biscuits will be provided.

    VENUE DETAILS. Benjamin’s Banqueting Suites, Birmingham Street, Halesowen, B63 3HN DAY ONE OF A TWO DAY EVENT!

    Both days will be different

    Price £49.00

    To book or for more information click here


    • 20 Nov 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire

    Balloon Basics Training

    Level one

    with Rita Kyriacou CBA

    Wednesday 20th November 2019

    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 Basic level one course gives a comprehensive introduction to the balloon industry which will equip you with the skills and knowledge to get started in the industry.

    Topics covered:

    Decorators kit, Helium gas safety and procedures

    Balloon types and inflation techniques

    Duplets, clusters, balloon arrangements, Pearl Arch, Spira garlands, double Bubble and Confetti Balloons.

    Balloon releases and the environment

    Job costing.

    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

    • 20 Nov 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Birmingham

    Care & Share Days

    Pip Pippity Pop

    Wednesday 20th November 2019

    Benjamins Banqueting Suites, Halesowen, B63 3HN

    Pip will be explaining more of her favourite designs.

    The day will run on the 20th Nov from 10 till 6 with four workshops through the day.

    Please bring with you a selection of 260 balloons, a bin liner, camera, pump and a cream cake or two. Tea and Biscuits will be provided.

    VENUE DETAILS. Benjamin’s Banqueting Suites, Birmingham Street, Halesowen, B63 3HN DAY ONE OF A TWO DAY EVENT!

    Both days will be different

    Price £49.00

    To book or for more information click here


    • 24 Nov 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire

    Balloon Basics Training

    Level Two

    with Rita Kyriacou CBA

    Sunday 24th November 2019

    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

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