30ft Exploding Balloon Key


Matt Lewis logo NEWThis was a joint effort between David Saker ( Balloon Attack, now balloon.com) and myself. The venue was the Forest Of Arden Hotel Nr Coventry in 1996. The hotel group ( Country Clubs) had just been taken over by the Marriott Hotel Group and their new policy was that the hotel was open 24/7 and wanted to simulate the throwing away of a key, David Saker had the job but had already booked a holiday so asked me to assist. I started at 4am on a cold February morning and the key had to be inplace at 9am, a team of pyro engineers wired the key as well as the fireworks and blew the place to pieces. The idea was that a golfer standing on the 18th Tee was to hit a golf ball some 140 yards, the golf ball was to go through the large circle end on the key and land on the 18th green, and he did it 2nd shot. You should have seen the look on the green keepers face after, PRICELESS

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We are a small balloon company based in Coventry. We specialize in balloon decoration and balloon printing. We have our own balloon printing machines & print on Qualatex latex balloons from 9" to 36" as well as 4ft & 5.5ft Chloroprenes in single colour and foils balloons from 18" , 20" and 36" in multi colour. We also have a full digital print arm to the company supplying business stationary and balloon race labels. As for me I'm self motivated, love my job and private life. Im married to Traci, have two children Joshua (Josh) and Harriet (Harribo) and two dogs, Midnight is a black Labrador and Zara is a black shaggy coated Labradoodle. My main hobby is fishing which I find very relaxing and I can be found with a rod in my hand most Sundays (Weather permitting). I also run a quiz every Monday evening in the pub I live next door to raising money for SANDS My balloon decorating career started many moons ago in 1989. I was introduced to Qualatex balloons just after that, passed my CBA in 1994 and have never looked back since. My work has taken me length and breath of England and into Europe working on large scale decor at Euro Disney in Paris and as well as Alacante in Spain and more recently appearing on the hit TV show "Idiot Abroad" staring Karl Pilkington & Warwick Davis on location in Macedonia for the 3rd and final series. My passion for balloons and balloon decoration continues to grow and I am a great believer that to be the best you need to use the best so Qualatex are my first and only balloon I use for large scale WOW factor decor. Their education and training are second to none and their vast array of products tick all the right boxes in the creative juices department.
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