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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

    • 12 Dec 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    • Royal National Hotel, London, WC1.
    Registration is closed

    Register now to be in the draw to take part in:

    The Great Ormond St. Children's Hospital

     Christmas Party Décor Class 2018

      This is our opportunity to give something to some very special youngsters and to meet up with other balloon professionals.

    This is a registration to enter the draw.  Once again this year to be fair to all of our members we are asking you to register first and after registration closes on 31st September 2018 we will draw 25 names from the registrants to decide who will have the opportunity to take part in this great day. 

    On Wednesday 12th December 2018, with the fantastic support of Amscan, Qualatex, BOC, Premium Balloon Accessories, and others to be confirmed, BAPIA is sponsoring the décor for the Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital Christmas Party and we are offering 25 BAPIA members the opportunity to take part in this class with some great instructors, to build fantastic party decor for the children from the hospital.

    This is now our 6th year organising this event decor and it has proven to also be a great networking opportunity for the delegates both during the class and afterwards as we all relax with a drink.  

    Delegates will have access to photographs of the completed décor for use in their own portfolio.

    This is no ordinary party décor.  Due to allergy concerns for some of the youngsters, we are restricted to using only non-latex balloons, and the décor will have to survive 4 separate parties over the following 2 days.  As some children cannot leave the hospital they will not be able to attend the parties, so we have to make some of the décor moveable so the staff and volunteers can “take the party to the children” afterwards.

    This party is supported not only by some of the country’s top companies but is always attended by an array of celebrities (who take 2nd place to Santa) and we want to make sure that this party is the best decorated in town!

    So don't miss this opportunity to support one of the country’s leading children's charities and the chance to work with some great instructors, as well as the opportunity to add some superb images to your own portfolio.

    There will be a charge of £35 for the day.  This will also include a Pizza lunch and refreshments.  Any funds left-over will then be donated to GOSH along with a single donation from BAPIA.

    This is a 100% charitable event with all goods and services for the décor supplied free of charge.

    This class is NOT suitable for beginners, all delegates must have attended a basic/fundamental balloon course as a minimum.


    Date: Wednesday 12th December 2018

    Start: 11.00 am (refreshments from 11.00am)

    Finish: 8.00 pm (we do not get access to the function room until 6.00pm)

    Cost £35 per person (non-refundable)

    Location: Royal National Hotel, London, WC1

    Nearest Tube Station: Russell Square (5 minute walk)

    • 05 Feb 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Walsall

    Balloon Fundamentals

    with Lucy Hennessey cba

    5th February 2019

    Greetings House, Bescot Crescent, Walsall, WS1 4NN

    This balloon course for beginners 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 also includes a comprehensive , full colour manual that will be a valuable reference 

    guide on float times, pricing, basic design principles and more.

    Prerequisites: open to all delegates and typically do not require previous experience in 

    the balloon industry or knowledge of industry terms and techniques.

    Cost £85.00 plus vat

    For more information or to book call 01922 649500

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