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The Dorchester

The Dorchester

2 x 400 Drops at The Dorchester. These were for a Charity Ball and each net had 12 Black Balloons inside, grab a Black Balloon and you win a bottle of Champagne. We stayed on site to pull the lines at 3pm for the grand finale.

Albert Hall Mcr

Albert Hall Mcr

To celebrate the 1st Birthday for the reopening of The Albert Hall in Manchester I rigged this 750 drop with 11”, 16” and 36” balloons. It was a last minute thing so I did this on my own as we also had arches in Chelmsford &...

Trinity

Trinity

Trinity Shopping Mall in Leeds put on a real show for it's Christmas light switch on. For the grand finale we dropped 1500 balloons & 50 large balloons with flashing lights inside. The flashing lights have a small spring attached that activates the lights when the...

Kensington Town Hall

Kensington Town Hall

Here we are filling another net from the balcony at Kensington Town Hall. This was a 700 drop and the balloons were stuffed with tickets. 52 'Winners' & 650 'SORRY'.

Wicked 11

Wicked 11

We helped Wicked celebrate 11 spellbinding years with another WICKED 2000 balloon drop. To mix things up I went for a brighter Lime green balloon as the branding on their website had changed. You can see previous installations here. As cameras are not allowed in...

Bibas 2017

Bibas 2017

We were back in Blackpool for 3rd consecutive year to install these 2 x 750 drops. This year they wanted us to pull the strings so lucky for me Colin Gledhill from Roys Balloons volunteered (after fish n chips with mushy peas). AWARDS: Great evening at the @BIBAs2017!...

Village Underground

Village Underground

This 250 balloon drop at Village Underground took me just 2 hours to install thanks to help from the friendly genie lift driver. The drop became part of the Rex Orange County performance.   @rexorangecounty with my Apricot Princess 💫 A post shared by Lewis Grace...

Audacious

Audacious

Whilst driving around Manchester looking for Audacious Church I was expecting a small Cathedral but this place was more like the O2. I think they'll go for more balloons next year as a 500 drop was slightly lost in such a big area - but still looks cool.   Thank you...

Ubuntu Fund

Ubuntu Fund

Here's our 3rd drop at The Roundhouse in Camden for a charity event to fund a primary school. We attached our net across the Hex-Truss as usual and this time the 2 pull lines were run to the control desk on the balcony. We were asked to pull the strings and drop the...

Barbican

Barbican

Here's my first drop at the Barbican Centre in London. This was 1000 balloons held back stage and you can see part of the drop in action in the tweets below:

PureGym

PureGym

If you're building a PureGym arch for me I've probably sent you a link to this page. The arches are usually over a single door so we use NOT lamps so it's not necessary to return to collect. The top of the arch can be helium filled or Ali Rod frame and you can Gaffa...

Monsters

Monsters

This years Dentsu Aegis halloween party was themed on Monsters. So we built this Monster entrance arch, Monster Columns & an Eyeball Arch. We installed in central London at 5am and were finished for...

Wembley Hilton

Wembley Hilton

This weeks arches were at Harlow (above image) and Wembley Hilton:   Saturday morning balloon arch fun. pic.twitter.com/oc5XbPGGIr — balloon (@balloon) October 7,...

Licensing Awards

Licensing Awards

This arch on the balcony at The Grosvenor was a tight fit so I under inflated the balloons to 7". GB Eye were sponsoring a casino and bar after the evening presentation so I had to install this after 8pm. When I arrived the balcony was nicely decorated with 100's of...

Team Trials

Team Trials

1st July was a popular date for events this year in Manchester, Birmingham, Piccadilly and Devon. You can see examples below and all installed before 8am. For the team trials we did a quick revamp early Sunday morning.

EID 2017

EID 2017

For this years EID we organised a marquee so we could build the arches during the day as opposed to working all night in 2016. As nobody knows the exact date until the last minute we were happy the store our ready made arches for up to 2 days. In the end we built them...

Tesco Bank

Tesco Bank

We helped Tesco Bank celebrate their 10th anniversary with a Roadshow in Newcastle, Glasgow &...

Seddon Homes

Seddon Homes

Seddon Homes in the Peak District had another grand opening. Does it always rain in the Peak District?

London Revolution

London Revolution

Here's the arches for The London Revolution cycling event at Windsor Racecourse and Lee valley sports centre. We had all day Friday to build 15 arches, both locations were ready at 5am Saturday with 10 arches in Windsor and 5 at Lee Valley. I also made a short walk...

Barclaycard Arena

Barclaycard Arena

This arch at The Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham is longer than the average arch. Usually the arches I build are made with 5 or 6 carbon poles but this one used 8. I wouldn't feel comfortable using 8 poles outdoors even in calm conditions but indoors it was stable and...

Clouds

Clouds

To launch a new cloud computing platform we delivered and built clouds in Birmingham, Ashford, Ditton Park & Knutsford. These clouds work better with a high ceiling but in order to install over smaller receptions we needed some low-lying cloud. Also Cloudy at Ditton...

Make a Difference

Make a Difference

For the 4th successive year I inflated 60 x 3 balloons in Liverpool for the Make a Difference ball. We also installed the below 25 x 5 balloons at Kensington Roof Gardens with a different logo on all 5...

Pillar Wraps

Pillar Wraps

These Pillar wraps with TOP PRINT were installed in Manchester before 8am for a Search Conference. I returned at 4pm to take them down. Looking forward to our day at the @ClickConsultLtd #Benchmarkconf2017 #digitalmarketing gurus pic.twitter.com/9rWRbrHGBB— ⚡️The...

Spider-Man

Spider-Man

This Spider-Man balloon wall is a copy. I was sent the photo from a Pinterest image & I'd be happy to link to whoever built it originally. Once I had the design I broke it down into grids of SDS panelling as below. Each panel took 2 people 15 minutes to build using a...

No5

No5

No5 Barristers Chambers supported the Child Brain Injury Trust & Whizz Kids charity event in Hall 3, ICC Birmingham. We helium filled 1500 Gold & Silver balloons, this only took 2 crew 4 hours on the day (unfortunately it took us 7 hours to stuff the balloons with...

Cloud

Cloud

This years colour runs are having cloud arches, random balloon sizing like this is very in trend at the moment. Just a quick note to say a huge thank you for your work at the weekend, the balloons looked great and the whole event was a huge success for us. We are...

Genivi

Genivi

Genivi placed this order direct from Vegas. We decorated The Hyatt and Hall4 ICC, finally found some use for "Robins Egg...

Q

Q

Here's the Q sculpture I built for PRC Direct. To get a nice strong outdoor frame I forced 5 aeropole rods into a circle. The Sapphire balloons were top printed to help promote the new Samsung TV's

Turquoise

Turquoise

When a client asks for Turquoise Balloons it usually means 6 possible options. In the Qualatex range there's Caribbean Blue, Robins Egg Blue (who's Robin and why are his eggs Blue?) and Tropical Teal. There's even a Pearl Teal which is a mad dark green which gets even...

Half a Sixpence

Half a Sixpence

Yesterday I was back at the Prince of Wales theatre in Leicester Square for the Half a Sixpence launch party. With a team of 2 we started at 10am and had 80 bouquets of 10 in place for 3pm. Excellent 2 colour print on these - that's a real photo above, it's not...

Visit USA 2017

Visit USA 2017

This years Visit USA roadshows were on the 3rd 4th & 5th October in Edinburgh, Liverpool & Reading. My thanks to Colin Myles for sorting the Edinburgh event. Insane registration on this 2 colour print.

Speller Metcalfe

Speller Metcalfe

Here's the Speller Metclalfe balloons in Hall 4, ICC Birmingham. 55 Table decorations printed 2 sides, 2 colours. This was a 2 hour installation with 2 staff.

Red Shoes

Red Shoes

Here's yesterdays installation at Sadler's Wells Theatre for The Red Shoes. Again we inflated & bunched 800 balloons, with 10am access we were finished for 12.30. As the balloons needed to last until midnight I printed them on Qualatex which were also kinder on the...

Phantom

Phantom

We decorated the Prince of Wales Theatre in Leicester Square with 800 helium filled 'Phantom of the Opera' balloons. This was to celebrate their 30th anniversary, I was at college 30 years ago on Charing Cross Road and I remember all the London Buses covered in the...

MBNA

MBNA

MBNA Clipper ran a one day promotion to launch their contactless card readers. Clipper is a taxi service that runs up and down the Thames, transporting busy commuters and tourists with spectacular views of the London skyline. I was asked to fill their 6 waiting rooms...

9 Spellbinding Years

9 Spellbinding Years

Amazing to help celebrate 9 spellbinding years for Wicked this September 2015. They dropped 2000 Emerald Green balloons and were lucky enough to watch the show, it's a fantastic story and the songs just blow you away.   We've rigged this drop for the theatre...

Chinatown

Chinatown

We printed and inflated 4000 balloons for the annual festival in London Chinatown. We arrived early and setup a workstation including pre-cut ribbon, helium cylinders and inflating equipment. 5 Experienced balloon crew were required to keep pace with demand as we were...

Star Wars

Star Wars

May the 4th be with you. To celebrate Star Wars Day all Hamleys stores across the UK and Ireland gave away these 12" Metallic Black balloons printed Yellow & White ink on 2 sides. Depending on the store location the balloons were either supplied with ribboned valves...

Top Print

Top Print

When balloons are clustered tightly in an arch the only surface left showing is the top of each balloon. When HTC launched their new mobile they required branded arches at several retail outlets in London. We screen printed the top of each 11" latex so the logo is...

Coca-Cola Print

Coca-Cola Print

We've supplied Coca-Cola in Gibraltar regularly with their various brands including Life, Diet and Zero. Their standard Coke balloons are a simple 1 colour print on Red but the Zero and Diet are 3 colour. When ordering from across Europe we need at least 7 days to...