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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

    • 25 Feb 2017
    • 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Tamworth

    Level 1 Introduction to Everyday Balloon Decorations

    with Paul & Pam Pearce cba

    at Balloons & Tunes, Tamworth.

    Sunday 25th February 2017  10.30am - 4.30pm

    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


    • 01 Mar 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Tamworth

    Level 1 Introduction to Everyday Balloon Decorations

    with Paul & Pam Pearce cba

    at Balloons & Tunes, Tamworth.

    Wednesday 1st March 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


    • 02 Mar 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Card World, Cardiff

    Qualatex Fundamentals Balloon Course

    with Bob Armstrong CBA

    at Card World, Cardiff

    2nd March 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


    • 06 Mar 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Halesowen

    Graham Lee's Care & Share Balloon Day

    with Darren Mortiboy

    at Benjamins Banqueting Suites, Halesowen

    6th March 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: Darren Mortiboy from Northern Ireland

     

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

     

    Benjamin's Banqueting Suites

    Birmingham Street

    Halesowen 

    B63 3HN

     

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

    To book click here  or contact graham@balloonartwholesale.co.uk

    • 07 Mar 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Grays, Essex

    Qualatex Fundamentals Balloon Course

    with Tope Abulude CBA

    at Grays, Essex

    7th March 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


    • 07 Mar 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Halesowen

    Graham Lee's Care & Share Balloon Day

    with Twistina

    at Benjamins Banqueting Suites, Halesowen

    7th March 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: "Twistina" from the UK

     

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

     

    Benjamin's Banqueting Suites

    Birmingham Street

    Halesowen 

    B63 3HN

     

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

    To book click here or contact graham@balloonartwholesale.co.uk

    • 09 Mar 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Budget Greetings Cards, Manchester

    Qualatex Fundamentals Balloon Course

    with Keith Stirman CBA

    at Budget Greetings Cards, Manchester

    9th March 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


    • 14 Mar 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Glasgow

    Qualatex Fundamentals Balloon Course

    with Colin Myles CBA

    at Adelphi Conference Centre, Glasgow

    14th March 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


    • 16 Mar 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Dunstable, Bedfordshire.

    Qualatex Fundamentals Balloon Course

    with Lucy Hennessey CBA

    at Budget Greeting Cards, Dunstable

    16th March 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


    • 20 Mar 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Glasgow - The Adelphi Centre, G5 0PQ

    LineART & Sellable Sculptures 

    with 

    Colin Stewart

    Glasgow - Monday 20th March 2017

    The Adelphi Centre, Commercial Road, G5 0PQ

    Corporate Logos Using LineART

    Take your BalloonART to the next level! Clients will love the unique way you re-create their logo for their next event or promotion. Colin Stewart, CBA has done this for several clients including the major professional sports teams in Toronto, Canada – Toronto Mple Leafs (NHL), Toronto Raptors (NBA ), Toronto FC (MLS), and Toronto Marlies (AHL ). Learn the steps involved in creating a scaled BalloonART version in this hands-on class. 

    QuickLinks - Frameless decor

    Learn why Quick Links have become the balloon of choice for many Balloon Professionals worldwide. In this hands-on class, Colin Stewart, CBA, will share with you the steps involved from designing, building and rigging spectacular, larger than life, Frameless Quick Link Decor. 

                   

                   

                   

                        

                   

    • 22 Mar 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Enfield, EN2 0RN

    LineART & Sellable Sculptures 

    with 

    Colin Stewart

    Enfield - Wednesday 22nd March 2017

    Holtwhites Sports Club, Enfield, EN2 0RN

    Corporate Logos Using LineART

    Take your BalloonART to the next level! Clients will love the unique way you re-create their logo for their next event or promotion. Colin Stewart, CBA has done this for several clients including the major professional sports teams in Toronto, Canada – Toronto Mple Leafs (NHL), Toronto Raptors (NBA ), Toronto FC (MLS), and Toronto Marlies (AHL ). Learn the steps involved in creating a scaled BalloonART version in this hands-on class. 

    QuickLinks - Frameless decor

    Learn why Quick Links have become the balloon of choice for many Balloon Professionals worldwide. In this hands-on class, Colin Stewart, CBA, will share with you the steps involved from designing, building and rigging spectacular, larger than life, Frameless Quick Link Decor. 

                   

                   

                   

                        

                   

    • 23 Mar 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Benjamins, Halesowen, B63 3HN

    LineART & Sellable Sculptures 

    with 

    Colin Stewart

    Halesowen, Thursday 23rd March 2017

    Benjamins Banquet Suites, Halesowen, B63 3HN

    Corporate Logos Using LineART

    Take your BalloonART to the next level! Clients will love the unique way you re-create their logo for their next event or promotion. Colin Stewart, CBA has done this for several clients including the major professional sports teams in Toronto, Canada – Toronto Mple Leafs (NHL), Toronto Raptors (NBA ), Toronto FC (MLS), and Toronto Marlies (AHL ). Learn the steps involved in creating a scaled BalloonART version in this hands-on class. 

    QuickLinks - Frameless decor

    Learn why Quick Links have become the balloon of choice for many Balloon Professionals worldwide. In this hands-on class, Colin Stewart, CBA, will share with you the steps involved from designing, building and rigging spectacular, larger than life, Frameless Quick Link Decor. 

                   

                   

                   

                        

                   

    • 27 Mar 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Tamworth

    Introduction to Face Painting 

    with Rosey Watson of rainbow faces.co.uk

    at Balloons & Tunes, Tamworth, B78 1AS

    Monday 27th March 2017

    All courses will discuss Health & Safety,Insurance, risk Assessments. All
    equipment will be supplied.  Teaching and sharing skills on Face painting. 

    One day course learning the basics of face painting - sponge work, blending, brush work and some basic face designs. Great to get you started in this fun craft/industry

    Rainbow Faces Ltd workshops offers practical and hands-on experience. We feel this is the best way to learn and it's fun too! All beginners workshops include demonstrations, course notes, health & safety, insurance details and completion certificates. Rosemary has nearly 23 years experience in lecturing face painting and theatre make-up.

    for more information or to book contact 
    Rainbow Faces Ltd, telephone 01952 811544

    • 29 Mar 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Paul White Ltd, Leeds

    Qualatex Fundamentals Balloon Course

    with Dominic Cassidy CBA

    at Paul White Ltd, Leeds

    29th March 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


    • 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


    • 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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