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PIEUK is over for another year, Thank you all for a making it a Success.

You asked for a big event décor build to be involved with large scale events, so we obliging by having a full day of décor on Saturday 5th October. Designed and led by the fabulous Tampilipe Corbelin of Switzerland, thank you for being part of creating something truly amazing and magical.

Thank you for coming to NABAS2019, We’ll see you next time!

NABAS Members please contact the Office 01989 762 204


Monday, 26th June 2017
Time: 9am – 4.45pm
Duration: 1 day
Available at: The Maudsley, 190 Allesley Old Road, Coventry CV5 8GJ

Here are the details for the AGM
• 9:00am welcome tea/coffee
• 9:15am welcome speech from the Chairman
• 9:30am Basics training – delivered by NABAS instructors
• 12:45 working lunch and AGM
• 1:45pm 3fts – tulle and lights delivered by Matt Lewis
• 2:45pm designs with quick links delivered by Mike Harris
• 4:45pm finish.

The basic training in the morning was delivered by working 2 groups – each group delivered a different agenda within hour and half….the groups then rotated.
Group 1:
 Basic bouquet – correct sizing, one method tie, spacing and use of hi-float.
 Double bubble – different techniques of obtaining correct sizing and incorporating hi-float.
 3fts – correct sizing and 60/40 inflation

Group 2:
 Bubbles – how to correctly inflate and tie off
 Pearl arch – how to use formulas to work out how many balloons are needed in order to quote. How to space the balloons.
 Costing – when a customer comes to you with a photo and asks how much? Making sure all materials, labour, profit and expenses are covered in your quote.

All those who attended the training received a certificate equivalent to a NABAS 1 course.

Cost: £25 + VAT (£30) per person



MONDAY 20th MARCH 2017
The Coach & Four Public House, 69-71 Alderley Road, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 1PA



09:30 – 11:30 TRAINING – with Matthew Lewis

Matthew Lewis showed the delegates how to Create the WOW factor with a stunning but simple photo frame that will add fun and excitement to any event. Matt will ran you through how to build and transport to site this stunning design and how by adding micro foils you can upsell this design. This was a total hands on class so delegates muscled in and got creative. Matt will ran you through all the equipment you need as well as where to buy the conduit, what size you need and how to attach the corners. It is very simple & very sellable.

11:30 – 12:30       TRAINING – with Paula Ardron-Gemmell of Pink Tree Parties

Paula showed Decos…how to do gumball decos, foils inside decos, confetti (small discs!) and possibly feathers.   Decos are huge at the moment and Paula showed the delegates how to inflate and seal them properly.

1:30 – 4:00 TRAINING – with Mitch Gilbert

Mitch showed the delegates two different aspects which are associated to balloons.
First Part: As you grow your balloon business you may find by lowering your cost both in labour and materials you can still maintain fantastic displays. Mitch demonstrated several different ways to achieve this.
Second Part: square pack balloon method to demonstrate a puzzle effect which can be built and then be disassembled and reassembled again.

This wonderful day was packed with many ways to help increase your balloon portfolio.

All products and materials were provided on the day.

NABAS Social Media Webinar – Tuesday 19th July 2016

As promised, we held Amanda Hill’s Webinar. There were 2 options when booking: £0 which was for everyone that registered and paid for the business building course we held in Coventry, And then a £20 option. This was for everyone else that wanted to be a part of this information packed seminar.

No matter if you work from home, a shop, a unit or a wholesalers – you still need to capture customers and get them to do the hard work of selling your business to others… With social media, businesses have never had it so good – there are so many routes to market that you can find no and low cost marketing at every turn.. BUT how effective are you at using them and and is it making the till ring?
This 2 hour, intensive training session concentrated on a couple of important social media channels to your business, to help you attract the audience you need for your balloon business, without spending every waking hour disappearing down the black hole of online.

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