Local balloon professionals earn recognition

21 Nov 2011

Local balloon professionals earn recognition

Paul Webber and Sue Wheeler of PARTY BUDS in Stevenage, Herts recently earned Certified Balloon Artist (CBA®) status.

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Paul and Sue were part of a select group of balloon professionals who successfully completed a series of tests, including oral and practical examinations. The certification was administered by the Qualatex Balloon NetworkSM (QBN®), a professional organisation dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in balloon décor all over the world.

“The education we have received as a result of pursuing our CBA designation will be invaluable in helping us provide high-quality, professional balloon decor to everyone in the Hertfordshire and surrounding areas,” said Paul Webber.

To achieve certification, CBA candidates are required to:

1. Satisfactorily complete a series of exams;

2. Apply knowledge of skills and techniques by designing and building professional balloon decor;

3. Demonstrate their understanding of design theories, delivery techniques, and business systems through an oral presentation to a panel of industry leaders.

Participants in the 4-hour CBA Practical Exams are graded according to their knowledge of theory as well as the application of key design elements in balloon decor.

The CBA certification process is a key program in the Qualatex Balloon Network, which establishes industry standards and guidelines for balloon professionals.

Further Recognition – 3rd Place in Sculpture Competition

Not only were Paul and Sue successful in passing this lucrative examination, they also assisted fellow balloon artist, Jo Uddin, from Inflated Ideas, in a balloon sculpture competition and the team were rewarded 3rd place. “To win an award at a respected balloon event where candidates competed from all over the world to a high standard, was a tremendous achievement for us and something we are very proud of” said Paul Webber.

Party Buds specialise in professional balloon décor for corporate events, weddings, parties and religious celebrations and their work can be seen on their website: www.partybuds.co.uk or on their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/PartyBudsBalloons

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