NABAS Approved Training

Exciting News!

NABAS are holding their annual training day and AGM on Monday 28th June in Coventry! This is an amazing opportunity to learn some fantastic new skills with our team of instructors (including myself), and also be updated on plans for NABAS going forward. There is also the opportunity to take your Level One at a discounted price instead of attending the training sessions. This is open to both members and non members, but is significantly cheaper if you are part of the NABAS family! Head to for more details and to book your place!

NABAS AGM and training day 2021

Level One Training

Wether you have dabbled with balloons in the past or are now considering a career in balloon decorating, then the NABAS Level One course has been designed with you in mind! Our full day, hands on class with NABAS Approved Instructor Claire takes you through the basics that you need to know to start working with balloons safely, covering basic, classic decor techniques which underpin many more designs moving forward and with guidance on developing your business included too!

It is vital that you have liability insurance in place before selling balloons to the public, and if you join NABAS ( as a member then you will get excellent industry specific insurance as part of your membership. In addition, for less than 50p a day, your membership includes access to the members area of the website which is packed with downloadable resources covering design inspiration, marketing materials and much more, supplier discounts, access to our closed Facebook group where fellow members provide advice and support to others within our NABAS family, a free member listing promoting your business and much more!

Level One training dates for 2021 (following Covid regulations):

Saturday 26th June 2021, Salhouse Jubilee Hall, Lower Street, Salhouse, Norwich, NR13 6RH.

Sunday 25th July 2021, Salhouse Jubilee Hall, Lower Street, Salhouse, Norwich, NR13 6RH.

Class cost: £250 to include all materials, a student manual and a certificate upon successful completion.

We are very aware that not being able to attend hands on training may be affecting your ability to develop at the speed you would like. In order to provide you with some initial support, NABAS are offering you £20 off the cost of your Level One training if you join as a member before restrictions are lifted. This way, you get to access the online materials and start to get a feel for the industry before getting stuck in when classes resume in person. To find out more, just get in touch!

For more information, please call 07591 524348 or use my contact page.

NABAS - the only trade association run by members for members.

NABAS is the National Association of Balloon Artists and Suppliers and was set up in 1988. It is managed by a committee of member volunteers, working hard on behalf of all the members to set high industry standards, provide unrivalled support and encourage a supportive family atmosphere where members are able to ask for and receive support.

NABAS have a team of instructors covering the UK, offering Level One courses to those wishing to learn strong fundamental skills. This can then be followed with a range of further courses to develop techniques and encourage creativity and flair. New for 2021 are the online mini classes which are available to members only and proving very popular!

About Claire Carney Floral & Balloon Designs

I am an independent florist, Certified Balloon Artist and NABAS Approved Instructor based near Norwich, Norfolk, UK.  I create bespoke designs, delivering and installing these all over Norfolk and North Suffolk.