Training Calendar

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                                 Training Calendar          

                                                     

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

    • 23 Apr 2017
    • 26 Apr 2017
    • Florence, Italy

    BACI 2017

    Balloon Arts Convention Italy

    Florence, Italy

    23rd - 26th April 2017

    Balloon Arts Convention Italy is one of the important balloon events in Europe! 

     23rd April - Medium Sculpture Competition

    24th April - CBA Exam, other competitions and Opening Party 

    25th & 26th April - Classes

     

    • This year improve your marketing skills, discover ideas and design, find the right recipes for your balloon business!

    • Create an amazing display in your shop, organize your store as best as you can, make it a special place for customers!

    • Promote balloon décor for special occasions, events and happenings in your city, use your best pricing strategy to surprise your clients! 

    • You will learn how make great or intimate décor or simple and "wow” balloon bouquets. 

    The teachers, our incredible and world renown staff, will be working with you throughout BACI, helping you to turn your ideas into reality!

     

    The teachers are Alberto Falcone, Alberto Nava, Alessandro Patanè, Barbara Biagioni, Enza Mondello, Federico Onida, Josè Luthman, Luc Bertrand, Olga Baranova & Olga Samoilova and Sue Bowler. 

     

    The cost of the event is €395 + Vat before 31st December and €449 plus Vat from 1st January.

    To book click here

    • 26 Apr 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Enfield - North London

    Qualatex Fundamentals Balloon Course

    with Lucy Hennessey CBA

    at Holtwhites Sports Club, Enfield.

    26th April 2017

    This course 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 includes a comprehensive, full-colour manual that will be a valuable reference guide on float times, pricing, basic design principles and more.

    Early Bird Offer!

    Book early to qualify for our early bird price of £75. The early bird discount will finish 2 weeks before the course start date and is only valid for core courses run by Pioneer Europe Ltd. All prices are ex VAT and a booking fee applies.

     

    Price includes valuable, full-colour resource manual. 

    To book click here


    • 27 Apr 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Birmingham

    Qualatex retail essentials Course

    with Dominic Cassidy CBA

    at Lapworth Village Hall, Lapworth, Birmingham

    27th April 2017

    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. 

     

    Early Bird Offer!

    Book early to qualify for our early bird price of £75 for the 1st delegate and £25 for the 2nd delegate. The early bird discount will finish 2 weeks before the course start date and is only valid for core courses run by Pioneer Europe Ltd. All prices are ex VAT and a booking fee applies.

     

    Price includes FREE bouquet portfolio (one per company).


    Please note this course is not suitable for beginners.  

    To book click here


    • 28 Apr 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Basildon

    Weddings for Beginners 

    with Lucy Hennessey cba

    Friday 28th April

    Basildon

    This hands on course will enhance your portfolio using bubbles, foils and latex.  Designs include top table dressing, table centrepieces and the latest trend - organic decor. 

     Cost is £95 plus vat includes lunch or book in conjunction with the fundamentals course for a special price of £199 inc vat.   ( this course is not suitable for those who haven't attended a fundamentals) 

    For more information or to book contact Natalie on 01268 411712 or e-mail natalie@upupandaway.co.uk


    • 06 May 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Tamworth

    Level 1 Introduction to Everyday Balloon Decorations

    with Paul & Pam Pearce cba

    at Balloons & Tunes, Tamworth.

    Saturday May 6th 2017  10.00am - 4.00pm

    A very detailed course note book with recipes and Certificate from Balloons and Tunes is supplied on completion
    This course covers the Health & Safety,Insurance, risk Assessments, where to buy, Costings, creating sales prices and making a profit, with some ideas on marketing and promotions. And we hope boosting your confidence to go do the work... We use a variety of equipment available to the balloon decorator and work with Assorted sizes of latex, 24" Plastic bubbles and foil balloons. Teaching and sharing skills on balloon  inflation and displays using both air and helium balloon gas. Lots of hands on with balloon designs,including Balloon release, latex bouquets, balloon archways, balloon in a balloon, balloon columns
    and mini column table decorations/characters. Onsite class size is limited to 4 people

    Price £180 (BAPIA members £162)

    For more information or to book please contact pam@balloonsandtues.co.uk or call 01827 316600


    • 16 May 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Walsall

    Qualatex Fundamentals Balloon Course

    with Lucy Hennessey CBA

    at Greetings House, Walsall

    16th May 2017

    This course 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 includes a comprehensive, full-colour manual that will be a valuable reference guide on float times, pricing, basic design principles and more.

    Price includes valuable, full-colour resource manual. 

    The cost is £85 plus VAT. Includes valuable, full-colour resource manual.  The day will run from 10 - 5pm

    To book click here

    or call Greetings House on 01922 646666 Ext 264


    • 17 May 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Dunstable

    Qualatex Quick Links A - Z

    with Keith Stirman CBA

    at Budget Greeting Cards, Dunstable

    17th May 2017

    This progressive class will begin with the basics of Quick Links and feature a number of quick and easy deliverables. It will then rapidly advance into larger, more difficult sculpture decor for parties and celebrations of all types.


    Early Bird Offer!

    Book early to qualify for our early bird price of £75 for the 1st delegate and £25 for the 2nd delegate. The early bird discount will finish 2 weeks before the course start date and is only valid for core courses run by Pioneer Europe Ltd. All prices are ex VAT and a booking fee applies.

     

    Please note this class is not suitable for beginners.

    To book click here


    • 24 May 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Enfield - North London

    Qualatex Magical Party Designs Masterclass

    with Keith Stirman CBA

    at Holtwhites Sports Club, Enfield.

    24th May 2017

    The "Magical Party Designs” course teaches profitable designs for retail and on-site décor. The class will feature designs that include Funky Numbers, air-filled Quick Link arches, Deco Bubble Gumball design and other impressive balloon bouquets that will blow your customers away!


    The class will be hands-on and cover personalisation and principles and elements of design.  

     

    Early Bird Offer!

    Book early to qualify for our early bird price of £75 for the 1st delegate and £25 for the 2nd delegate. The early bird discount will finish 2 weeks before the course start date and is only valid for core courses run by Pioneer Europe Ltd. All prices are ex VAT and a booking fee applies.

    To book click here


    • 06 Jun 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Hayes - Near Heathrow

    Qualatex retail essentials Course

    with Tope Abulude CBA

    at Abbey Cards, Hayes.

    6th June 2017

    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. 

     

    Early Bird Offer!

    Book early to qualify for our early bird price of £75 for the 1st delegate and £25 for the 2nd delegate. The early bird discount will finish 2 weeks before the course start date and is only valid for core courses run by Pioneer Europe Ltd. All prices are ex VAT and a booking fee applies.

     

    Price includes FREE bouquet portfolio (one per company).


    Please note this course is not suitable for beginners.  

    To book click here


    • 08 Jun 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Manchester

    Qualatex retail essentials Course

    with Dominic Cassidy CBA

    at Budget Greeting Cards, Manchester.

    8th June 2017

    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. 

     

    Early Bird Offer!

    Book early to qualify for our early bird price of £75 for the 1st delegate and £25 for the 2nd delegate. The early bird discount will finish 2 weeks before the course start date and is only valid for core courses run by Pioneer Europe Ltd. All prices are ex VAT and a booking fee applies.

     

    Price includes FREE bouquet portfolio (one per company).


    Please note this course is not suitable for beginners.  

    To book click here


    • 15 Jun 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Cardiff

    Qualatex retail essentials Course

    with Bob Armstrong CBA

    at Card World, Cardiff

    15th June 2017

    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. 

     

    Early Bird Offer!

    Book early to qualify for our early bird price of £75 for the 1st delegate and £25 for the 2nd delegate. The early bird discount will finish 2 weeks before the course start date and is only valid for core courses run by Pioneer Europe Ltd. All prices are ex VAT and a booking fee applies.

     

    Price includes FREE bouquet portfolio (one per company).


    Please note this course is not suitable for beginners.  

    To book click here


    • 21 Jun 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Glasgow

    Qualatex Magical Party Designs Masterclass

    with Dominic Cassidy CBA

    at Adelphi Centre, Glasgow.

    21st June 2017

    The "Magical Party Designs” course teaches profitable designs for retail and on-site décor. The class will feature designs that include Funky Numbers, air-filled Quick Link arches, Deco Bubble Gumball design and other impressive balloon bouquets that will blow your customers away!


    The class will be hands-on and cover personalisation and principles and elements of design.  

     

    Early Bird Offer!

    Book early to qualify for our early bird price of £75 for the 1st delegate and £25 for the 2nd delegate. The early bird discount will finish 2 weeks before the course start date and is only valid for core courses run by Pioneer Europe Ltd. All prices are ex VAT and a booking fee applies.

    To book click here


    • 22 Jun 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Dunstable

    Qualatex Twisting Made Easy

    with Fiona Fisher

    at Budget Greeting Cards, Dunstable

    22nd June 2017

    This course provides a very hands-on introduction to deco-twisting. Delegates will learn all the essential techniques of working with modelling balloons and will learn to make balloon flowers, bows, tiaras, swords, pirate hats, insects, sea creatures and very cute Pirate and Princess Characters inspired by the Rachel Ellen range.

    Early Bird Offer! 

    Book early to qualify for our early bird price of £75 for the 1st delegate and £25 for the 2nd delegate. The early bird discount will finish 2 weeks before the course start date and is only valid for core courses run by Pioneer Europe Ltd. All prices are ex VAT and a booking fee applies.

    To book click here


    • 27 Jun 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Belfast

    Qualatex retail essentials Course

    with Fiona Fisher CBA

    at BCM Grosvenor House, Belfast.

    27th June 2017

    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. 

     

    Early Bird Offer!

    Book early to qualify for our early bird price of £75 for the 1st delegate and £25 for the 2nd delegate. The early bird discount will finish 2 weeks before the course start date and is only valid for core courses run by Pioneer Europe Ltd. All prices are ex VAT and a booking fee applies.

     

    Price includes FREE bouquet portfolio (one per company).


    Please note this course is not suitable for beginners.  

    To book click here


    • 03 Jul 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Sutton

    Care & Share Star Lecture Day

    "The David Grist Memorial Lecture"

    with Linda Truscheit

    at Sutton United Football Club, Sutton.

    3rd July 2017

    There will be four 60 minute workshops and a couple of fun light hearted competitions run within the day. Please bring with you a selection of balloons, a bin liner, camera and balloon pump. Tea and biscuits will be provided. 

     

    Star Lecturer: Linda Truscheit from Germany.

     

    The day will run from 10am till 6pm and will be held at: 

     

    Sutton United Football Club

    The Borough Sports Ground

    Gander Green Lane 

    Sutton

    SM1 2EY

     

    This is part of a two day lecture, both days will have different designs.

    To book click here

    • 04 Jul 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Sutton

    Care & Share Star Lecture Day

    "The David Grist Memorial Lecture"

    with Bob Armstrong.

    at Sutton United Football Club, Sutton.

    4th July 2017

    There will be four 60 minute workshops and a couple of fun light hearted competitions run within the day. Please bring with you a selection of balloons, a bin liner, camera and balloon pump. Tea and biscuits will be provided. 

     

    Star Lecturer: Dr Bob from Wales.

     

    The day will run from 10am till 6pm and will be held at: 

     

    Sutton United Football Club

    The Borough Sports Ground

    Gander Green Lane 

    Sutton

    SM1 2EY

     

    This is part of a two day lecture, both days will have different designs.

    To book click here

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