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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

    • 28 May 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Enfield

    WEAVING WITH CHROME

    COLIN MYLES CBA

    28TH MAY 2019

    CAPEL MANOR COLLEGE, ENFIELD

    This inspirational hands-on masterclass has been developed to help unleash your creativity using the fantastic Chrome™ Balloons. You can expect to master the weaving technique and other balloon modelling skills, whilst learning to create stunning designs such as balloon vases, handbags, designer hats and even a centerpiece with a high heel shoe! You will also learn the theory behind creating your very own balloon dress and will have an opportunity to see one being finished in front of you!

    This course is perfect for home based decorators, retailers and twisters.

    For more information or to register click here


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

    Balloon Basics Training

    Level one

    with Rita Kyriacou CBA

    Sunday 9th June 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

    • 11 Jun 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Southampton

    WEDDING SERIES 1

    SUE BOWLER CBA

    11TH JUNE 2019

    TOTTON AND ELING FOOTBALL CLUB, SOUTHAMPTON

    The Qualatex Wedding Series is a series of 3 courses – each designed to help you develop your portfolio, so you can wow brides to be and increase demand for more creative and profitable designs!

    Learn how to:

    • Promote and market your business
    • Make the most out of attending wedding fairs
    • Conduct professional and fun consultations
    • Create new designs that add real value and "WOW” factor  to venues
    • Describe your products and services in a manner that inspires couples
    • Acquire the hands-on skills to enable you to tackle larger jobs with confidence

    Participants will learn:

    • Elegant and fun entrance archways
    • Fantastic table decorations
    • Stunning Top Table designs
    • The Art of Selling
    • Elements and Principles of Design

    INCLUDES: an information binder with course notes including completed job cost forms, resource references, two portfolio photographs and a CD with photographs of designs. (One pack per business.)

    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.

    For more information or to register click here


    • 12 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire

    Balloon Basics Training

    Level one

    with Rita Kyriacou CBA

    Wednesday 12th June 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

    • 12 Jun 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Hayes, Near Heathrow

    SUMMER Q JAM

    BOB ARMSTRONG CBA/DOMINIC CASSIDY CBA/

    KEITH STIRMAN CBA

    12 JUNE 2019

    HAYES NEAR HEATHROW

    Back by popular demand, Q Jam is a fun filled day that's perfect for twisters, entertainers or any balloon professional looking to brush-up their twisting skills.

    The day starts with design demonstrations from our talented Qualatex instructors, interspersed with free-jamming sessions - a great opportunity to practice any design you wish and learn from each other.

    After lunch (provided), there are fun competitions for individuals and groups with the opportunity to win some prizes!

    Product is freely available from the Jam Room throughout - with the most popular colours and sizes of Qualatex® modelling balloons, as well as a selection of 5" and 6" latex prints, Hearts and GEO® Blossoms available for use.

    Always a great day, places are limited so we strongly advise you book early to avoid disappointment!

    For information or to register click here


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

    Balloon Basics Training

    Level one

    with Rita Kyriacou CBA

    Sunday 16th June 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

    • 18 Jun 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Glasgow



    MAKING MEMORIES: THE EARLY YEARS

    SUE BOWLER CBA

    18TH JUNE 2019

    This one-day masterclass will focus on all the important family occasions based around baby and the early years.

    Growing popularity of gender reveal parties and baby showers, new-born baby gift ideas, 1st birthday parties, and of course not forgetting christening, naming ceremonies and communion.

    Get inspired with trendy design ideas and marketing tips and ensure that your customers come back to you year after year.

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

    For more information or to register click here


    • 18 Jun 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Walsall

    Balloon Fundamentals

    with Lucy Hennessey cba

    18th June 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 Jun 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Halesowen

    CARE AND SHARE DAY

    ERIC WEINSTEIN

    18TH JUNE 2019

    BENJAMINS, HALESOWEN

    Eric Weinstein, twister of the year for 2018, will be explaining some of his favourite designs. Please bring with you a selection of 260 balloons, a bin liner, camera and a pump. Tea and Biscuits will be provided. This is day 1 of a 2 day event. Both workshops will be different.

    For more information or to register click here


    • 19 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire

    Balloon Basics Training

    Level Two

    with Rita Kyriacou CBA

    Wednesday 19th June 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

    • 19 Jun 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Halesowen

    CARE AND SHARE DAY

    ERIC WEINSTEIN

    19TH JUNE 2019

    BENJAMINS, HALESOWEN

    Eric Weinstein, twister of the year for 2018, will be explaining his distortion techniques for some of his animal designs.. Please bring with you a selection of 260 balloons, a bin liner, camera and a pump. Tea and Biscuits will be provided. This is day 2 of a 2 day event. Both workshops will be different.

    For more information or to register click here


    • 23 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire

    Balloon Basics Training

    Level Two

    with Rita Kyriacou CBA

    Sunday 23rd June 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

    • 26 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire

    Balloon Basics Training

    Level one

    with Rita Kyriacou CBA

    Wednesday 26th June 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

    • 23 Jul 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Walsall

    Balloon Fundamentals

    with Lucy Hennessey cba

    23rd July 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





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