Investing in professional training is the most important thing you can do for your business!

Take a look at our training options…

Face to Face Training

Pink Tree Parties has been providing training since 2017, helping hundreds of students build their balloon businesses all over the UK!

Our Instructor, Paula Ardron-Gemmell, is an Approved Instructor for NABAS (National Association for Balloon Artists & Suppliers) and the UK brand Ambassador for Grabo Balloons, meaning she is at the forefront of the industry along with being a renowned instructor &  highly regarded mentor to all of her students!

As well as teaching from a dedicated and fully equipped Training Room above Pink Tree Parties high street store, Paula also also travels around the UK and Europe passing on her knowledge and experience, most recently visiting Belgium and Bulgaria to teach classes for Distributors, and she has taught at large scale events such as The Party Industry Event in the UK and will be representing Grabo at Nozzle Up in The Netherlands in October 2023

From the ground-breaking and original essentials course established over 35 years ago – NABAS certified Level 1 Balloons & Business to it’s progression Level 2 course and specialist courses on on-trend organics, air filled centerpieces, Aqua Balloons, silhouette cameo printing. You can be sure that Pink Tree will not only teach you how to create stunning designs & arrangements but how to effectively market them to help grow your business!

Classes in house are a maximum of 4 or 6 students depending on the course, one-to-ones can be arranged and created to suit what you’d like to learn. Bespoke classes can be in house or in your store – contact Paula on for more information and to reserve your place.

With over 15years of business and balloon experience, why trust in anyone else to guide you on your journey?

Online Balloons & Business Training 

Learn at your own pace in the comfort of your own home with our online member training site!

We have created the only online Balloon Training Academy you will ever need, where you can pay the same for a year’s membership as you would do for one face to face group course and you will receive access to the following:

Every two weeks we will alternate live business mentoring with a qualified business mentor with balloon decor classes covering every element of our industry, whilst giving you unrivalled support on a closed whatsapp and Facebook group. You also get access to our closed Instagram account and all past tutorials and resources on our website.

  • 12 x Live Interactive Balloon Training on a range of techniques and designs – balloon and styling techniques and designs to expand your portfolios and increase your product knowledge and confidence, with a Q&A afterwards
  • 12 x Live Interactive Business Boosting Mentor Webinar from an industry specialist who is a certified life coach and a government approved business mentor, who over the past 35 years has turned around many balloon & party businesses from nearing closure to being the best version of themselves, profitable and thriving. His industry knowledge combined with his business experience means you’ll be gaining insights and advice when you need it most industry’s leading
  • Business Building resources
  • Bite-sized video tutorials
  • Balloon Basic Videos and Advice
  • Decorators Resource Section
  • Manufacturer Videos and Resources as TBA is endorsed my the major manufacturers – Grabo, Amscan/Sempertex, Qualatex, Gemar, Oaktree
  • Job Costing Calculator so you can price for profit
  • Tips and Tricks
  • Discounts with suppliers and face-to face training
  • Access to a Private Facebook Group and WhatsApp group where you can contact George and Paula directly for support and advice
  • Member only Instagram with regular lives
Be a part of something special – is the National Association of Balloon Artists and Suppliers and the main force to be reckoned with in our industry.

Established in 1988 it has been instrumental in establishing codes of conduct to help the environment, it’s members and our clients; as well as creating the best liability insurance tailored specifically for our requirements. As an Approved Instructor, Paula teaches the essential courses for everyone in the balloon industry – NABAS Level 1 is a basics course giving you the confidence and grounding to start up your balloon business. To take your learning to the next level there is an advanced NABAS Level 2 course designed to increase your knowledge into what you can create.

To compliment these, there is an extensive training program of both NABAS Courses and Approved specialist courses taught by Paula throughout not only the North of England but all over the UK. These courses will expand your knowledge and techniques to enable you offer your clients some technical and inspiring décor that makes you stand out from the crowd.