NABAS Approved Training

NABAS Training Day

2022 is going to be an exciting year as we celebrate 35 years of NABAS! As part of these celebrations, the highlight event of the year will be a phenomenal 3 day training event. PIEUK-22 (Party Industry Event UK 22) is being held at the Hilton Double Tree in Coventry and will be a day packed with inspirational instructors and designs, a big décor build, drinks reception and gala dinner. The last two events were out of this world and whether you are new to the industry or have years of experience under your belt this is an opportunity NOT to be missed! As well as getting hands on and learning new techniques, you’ll also have the chance to network with like minded balloonies which is always valuable! With different packages available and payment plans in place to help spread the cost, head to to find out more and to book your place!

NABAS PIEUK-22 Event, 15-17 October 2022

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 topics including the different gases, basic decor techniques, job costing, health and safety, marketing, codes of conduct and much much more, and you will leave with a broad, unbiased level of knowledge to help build your confidence when working with balloons.

Plus, once you have successfully completed this course you can join NABAS as a member with 10% off your first year’s membership which includes our excellent liability insurance, access to the closed Facebook group and support from members across the UK. With a maximum of 4 delegates per class, the cost is £250 to include materials, certificate and NABAS course manual.

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!

Current 2022 Level One training dates (following Covid regulations) are Sunday 13th February and Sunday 13th March.

Class location: 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.

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.