The famous Snow Ball at the ICC Birmingham, unfortunatly it’s famous for all the wrong reasons. None of the suppliers were paid and the event was shown on BBC crimewatch (this picture was used!). This was before decent arch framework was available so all the balloons were helium filled. We were lucky enough to receive a £500 deposit from the client which made us one of the few companies to receive anything. What’s awkward and embarrassing is that we recommended some suppliers to the guy who organised it.
We had to attach helium balloons all the way up the stairway bannisters and as table decorations in the room. After a long day we eventually thought we had finished until at the last minute the organisers tells us to lower every bouquet by 4 inches….. they knew they were never going to pay us.