NABAS Certified Beginners Balloon Twisting for Decor


Beginners Balloon Twisting for Decor with the award-winning Fiona Eagle

NABAS Certified Course

29th September 2022 – just £140 + vat

Balloon Twisting is getting to be such a crucial way to add value to your decor designs and the superb Fiona Eagle will be spending the day in Stevenage teaching you a hands-on class all about balloon twisting.

NABAS Approved Instructor, Fiona has been in the industry for over 20years as a professional twister, entertainer and decorator through her companies The London Balloon Stylist and Creative Balloon Art Training

Fiona will be teaching you the correct ways to create many twisting techniques confidently and precisely so you can happily add twisting to your designs

This is a beginners course and ideal if you’re attending Fiona’s class at the Party Industry Event in Coventry 15th-17th October as that Christmas Twisting Class will be an ideal follow on, as it’s a more technical application of the skills you’ll be learning today.

Whats Included:

  • All balloon stock to make you creations, which you can take home with you
  • Carvery Lunch and refreshments
  • Course notes
  • NABAS Certification
  • A mixture of hands on training and instructor demonstrations
  • Gain confidence using a variety of different balloons on how to inflate, use and create beautiful balloon displays.
  • Network with other balloonies and create business relationships.
  • Free parking at the venue
  • Easy access via taxi (10 minutes) from Knebworth or Stevenage Train Station with fast trains to and from London King’s Cross (approx. 25 mins train dependant).

For queries with regards to this course please contact creativeballoonarttraining@gmail.com

Hosted by: NABAS and Creative Balloon Art Training

Instructor : Fiona Eagle

Location: Old Forge Toby Carvery, London Road, Stevenage, Hertfordshire SG2 8DT

Date & Time: Thursday 29th September 9.30am to 4.30pm

Course Fee: £140 (plus V.A.T)

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Elf Workshop with Bonus Gingerbread House

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GO International & Pink Tree Training Are Delighted To Host A Full Day Of Spectacular Training All About Elves.

26th September 2023 Stevenage, Hertfordshire

9th October 2023 Preston, Lancashire

Just £150

Is it too early to to talk about Christmas?!

Get prepared, ready to promote your Elf Return Balloons as soon as possible with a whole day workshop dedicated to these little mischief makers. A mix of hands-on and Masterclass from Paula Ardron-Gemmell of Pink Tree Parties.

Paula has 15 years of experience creating and selling Christmas to her customers and she’s bringing us a range of designs that are both sellable and profitable and giving her top tips to increase your sales.

Following on from the interest in her Gingerbread House last year, she’ll be creating an elf sized version that you can upscale easily.

During the course you will learn an array of techniques including:

  • Working with Aqua Balloons
  • Elf Bubble Balloon SnowGlobes
  • How to using a Stuffing Machines
  • Using Linking Balloons to create walls and structures
  • Themed Balloon Stacks
  • Heat-sealing and mini shapes

You will also learn:

  • Portfolio Images for you to promote your designs
  • A multitude of industry specific hints, tips and techniques
  • Pricing for Profit

Whats Included:

  • All balloon stock plus your chosen elf (additional elves can be purchased on the day, or you can bring your own) which you can take away with you to use as examples
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Course notes & example costings
  • Fantastic opportunity to construct various balloon designs and capture portfolio images for your website and social media advertising
  • A mixture of hands on training and instructor demonstrations
  • Gain confidence using a variety of different balloons on how to inflate, use and create beautiful balloon displays.
  • Network with other balloonies and create business relationships.
  • Free parking at the venue

For queries with regards to this course please contact paula@pinktreeparties.co.uk

Hosted by: GO International & Pink Tree Training

Instructor : Paula Ardron-Gemmell, Grabo Ambassador and NABAS Approved Instructor

Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire and Preston, Lancashire

Date & Time: 26th September & 9th October 9.30am to 4.30pm

Course Fee: £150

Cancellation Policy:

GO International Cancellations and Amendments Policy.

All requests for cancellations and/or transfers must be received in writing to social@gointernational.co.uk

Cancellations will become effective on the date of written confirmation being received. The appropriate cancellation charge will apply based on the cost of your booking (excluding any card processing fees and/or booking fees previously applied), as shown below.

Calendar days notice before the start date of the event Refund applicable
15 calendar days or more 50% refund of basic attendance fee or a full credit to be used against a future training course.
Between 1 and 14 calendar days (inclusive) No refund will be given
Failure to attend/On the day cancellation No refund will be given

In the event the course needs to be cancelled by GO International due to government restrictions you will be able to transfer your booking to another date for the same course. In the event there is no suitable alternative course availability, you will be offered a full refund

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Online Halloween Masterclass

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Academy Member Taster Masterclass

Live Online Masterclass: Halloween Characters

Price per Delegate – £25 (free for Academy members)

Exclusive to Pink Tree Balloon Training Academy members, we’ve decided to open this class to everyone as a taster session for what the Academy is all about, Paula Ardron-Gemmell hosts a live class dedicated to Halloween:

The Giant Witchy Girl character, inspired by the fabulous Carla Romina Finali

Covering basic twisting techniques and linking balloons plus garland, framework and distortion, this is one of two live Halloween classes available to Academy members.

This was Originally Filmed Live on 8th September 2022, but the recording can be purchased by ordering online here

There will be recipes and example job costing sent out afterwards to each delegate.

Ticket price £25 – or sign up for the Training Academy for just £19.99 pm or £199 pa (7 day free trial) at https://theballoonacademy.co.uk to get access to all previous training videos, mini tutorials, tips and techniques, support advice and guidance about anything balloon or business related, plus discounts from Go International and face to face training.

If you’ve any questions, please just contact me – paula@pinktreeparties.co.uk

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NABAS Level 2 Intermediate Sept


NABAS Level 2 Intermediate Training:

The perfect progression course once you’ve taken NABAS Level 1 or equivalent Fundamentals Course. NABAS Certified Level 2 Training is a full day course, with all stock and equipment provided and kept to a maximum of 6 learners.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Linking Balloon Arch
  • Square Pack Balloon Walls
  • Bubble Balloons
  • Basic Organics
  • Character Columns
  • Gender Reveal Balloons
  • Giant Balloons
  • Heat Sealing
  • Framework and Pricing
  • Plus much more including tips and techniques to help you troubleshoot and develop your business with confidence.

This course comes with a full colour manual, all updated for 2022 along with an industry recognised qualification and certificate from NABAS – The only UK Balloon Trade Association, please see www.nabas.co.uk

As part of the course you’ll also get me as your point of contact for any questions you may have in the future – I’m always here to support and help you with your journey.

Just £250 per Delegate

Lunch and free parking included

Course Runs: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Location: William Segar Hodgson Pavilion, Kirkham, Preston, Lancashire, just off the M55

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NABAS Level 1 balloon training course

NABAS Level 1 Balloon and Business Basics Sept


NABAS Level 1 Balloon & Business Basics:

Essential for anyone starting a balloon business – it not only explains all about different balloons, inflation and equipment but also the way to price jobs for profit and market your business to generate customers:

Some of the topics covered include:
– Explanation of different gases and equipment
– Safety and handling
– Principles and Elements of Design
– Marketing and Promotional advice
– Pricing for Profit and Job Costing
– Correct inflation of various types of balloons, sealing and tying, arranging into displays, arches and garlands
– Calculations of helium capacity used in balloons
– The science behind balloons and gases
– Effects of temperature and altitude on balloons
– Manufacturers and wholesalers
– History of NABAS and it’s place in the Balloon Industry
– Codes of Conduct
– Understanding business, overheads, expenses and insurances
– Pricing for profit and job costing
Plus much more including tips and techniques to help you troubleshoot and kick-start your business with confidence.

Also upon completion of the Level 1 course you not only get an industry recognised qualification, certificate and a full colour course manual, but also 10% off your first year membership to NABAS – The Balloon Association – which includes the most comprehensive liability insurance in the industry, access to a members-only business support, webinars and forms, quarterly trade magazine, access to our closed Facebook group and lots of other benefits – please see www.nabas.co.uk

As part of the course you’ll also get me as your point of contact for any questions you may have in the future – I’m always here to support and help you with your journey.

Just £250 per Delegate (Discount for members of The Balloon Academy www.theballoonacademy.co.uk or NABAS )

Lunch and refreshments included

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