Happy New Year now get back to work.


Marina Bay New Year's Eve Countdown.

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Happy New Year to you all. New Years Eve was not bad this year and consisted of about 8 jobs in total. Not the busiest I have ever had but considering the climate not bad. All the work was spread amongst Bars, Restaurants and Social Clubs but no hotels this year which is a first for many years. All of the clients returned from last year and mainly consisted of pre-inflated balloon deliveries, custom-made party bags, exploders, air bursts and star cloth hire and lucky for me my last job was local at about 6.30pm and it was then of home for a family party. What surprised me about this years was every order was placed within 3 days of Christmas and then added to a few days before New Years Eve and all of them ordered manual confetti cannons. I think we sold about 50 large cannons in all with some bars taking at lease 10 and these where add-ons, good job we keep them in stock 24/7.

We have returned to work today with a very healthy work load including 2 foil balloon print orders totaling over 1800 foils with a double side print and that coupled with a full board of latex print orders should see us kept busy untill mid January.

Moving on the new website is looking good and should be viewable in the next 6 – 8 weeks. I’ve looked around the web and not come across anything close, I’m not saying that there is nothing out there like this new site but if there is then it hiding in a dark corner somewhere. We are also adding an online shop to the existing website which will be covering balloons, disposable cylinders, party products, banners, weights and ribbons, so its full steam ahead for 2011.

PS. Note to self. Re-order more confettie cannons

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About matthewlewisdisplays

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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