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The Balloon and Party Professionals Association Launches National Awareness Campaign

The Balloon and Party Professionals Association (NABAS) launches a national campaign to raise awareness of the exemplary insurance and peace of mind provided by choosing to buy from their members. The campaign, which urges consumers to ‘buy with confidence’ highlights the importance of knowing your balloon and party supplier, to ensure your special occasions go without a hitch.

Many consumers may be unaware of the potential pitfalls that come from using an uninsured balloon and party supplier. Industry gold standard insurer, Hiscox, cites incredible and catastrophic incidents costing customers choosing uninsured or inadequately covered suppliers vast sums of money.

A rising number of self-taught start- ups in the industry without the correct level of insurance could compromise consumer safety, with a potential for little or no industry-specific insurance, certified training and quality assurance that comes from choosing a NABAS member.

The campaign, which will be rolled out across the United Kingdom, comprises of a series of digital assets which members can customise to share on their own social media feeds, email correspondence and websites. By being distributed by NABAS and its many members, the campaign takes a united approach to demonstrating the many benefits of choosing a NABAS member for your next special occasion. These include both safety and quality standards, but most importantly the high insurance cover that delivers additional assurance to consumers. Members proudly sport the NABAS mark of excellence to showcase their demonstrable calibre and insurance level, with additional membership credentials that further reinforce why people should choose a NABAS member for their next event.

As the country anticipates loosening restrictions ahead of the golden date of June 21, the industry continues to prepare to reopen to help the nation resume celebrating and marking occasions with family, friends and colleagues. This preparation will culminate in a summer where parties, festivals, weddings and events may resume without restrictions, with NABAS anticipating the busiest third and fourth quarter for the industry to date. Which is why now, more than ever, it is important to raise awareness of knowing your balloon and party supplier.
The latest set of digital assets have been created in collaboration with a specialist design team, and are fully customisable, conveying magical moments and special occasions that deserve the highest standard of balloon and party supplier.

NABAS members have access to a range of professional benefits that enables them to pass on quality service and peace of mind to their customers. These include:

• Gold standard, comprehensive liability insurance, underwritten by 100-year established, A-Rated Insurer, Hiscox, managed by a global leading broker Marsh, who boast over 20 years’ involvement in the industry
• High quality, accessible training courses across the UK. With a host of specialist, fully qualified instructors, NABAS offer personalised training tailored to help balloon professionals develop in the areas they need to, whilst providing the best value for money. NABAS training covers everything from the creative, through to execution, marketing business and beyond.
• A network of like-minded professionals to share ideas, develop new skills and share industry best practices.
• Marketing and business support and training
• Dedicated skills hub containing vital business documentation developed by legal experts.

George Oustayiannis, NABAS Chairman commented.

“We are exciting to roll out this next campaign in preparation for (hopefully) reopening our shop fronts and welcoming customers back as they prepare to party with loved ones with peace of mind and confidence. We want the public to understand and celebrate the mark of excellence that comes with being a NABAS member, and this campaign is about providing our assurance to them that by choosing a NABAS member for their next special occasion, they are making an informed and good choice.”

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