Colin along with his wife Ray have a full service party retail outlet which has been successfully trading for over twenty years.
Colin specialises in the balloon decoration side, and has provided decorations for over eight thousand events, ranging from weddings, birthdays, product launches, corporate décor etc. plus providing a service for small sculpture work and deliveries.
Colin has over the years competed at numerous industry competitions and has gained over 30 international awards for his balloon art, both in the décor and twister worlds. His work has been featured extensively in Balloon Images Balloon Magic, and is presented in the 2013 Qualatex calendar.
With this background Colin is able to offer training courses including, weddings, classic décor (walls, logos, numbers letters and framing ), corporate décor, retail and deliveries, stuffing balloons, balloon distortion, balloon drops, big balloon décor, tapers and star points made simple, twisting for beginners and advanced, weaving, dressmaking, deco twisting, centrepieces, and also large, medium and small sculptures.
Colin has taught in many prestigious industry events such as The Qualatex Event in England, BACI in Italy, JBAN in Japan, The World Balloon Challenge in Thailand, The Millennium Jam in Belgium, Twist and Shout in the USA, plus a host of regional events throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, and America.
Colin feels passionately that good education is the key to the Balloon industry continuing to have the remarkable growth that we have all seen over the last couple of decades.