Happy New Year to you all! Wishing you a very Happy, fulfilling and positive 2011!! Our diary is already filling up for weddings, Milestone celebrations and even Christmas parties. Remember it can never be too early to book us but it can very easily be too late. Helping your special occasions to be remembered and more beautiful than imagined. Our advice & tips are on hand throughout your planning stage as our experience can point out some lovely idea's and ways to eliminate concerns or worries. We also have on hand a select number of suppliers within the industry who can offer cakes, fresh flowers, music, cars & photography to complete your events needs. If you are unsure of where to start or can't quite see something that matches your idea's, just contact us & we will do our utmost to compliment your event and provide the vision you have.
Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas & hope you get to spend time with those who you love & love you! Looking back over 2010 feels totally strange as the year has passed again so quickly and so much has happened. We have continued to grow stronger and enjoyed every minute of the delightful balance of hard work and reward this job brings. Looking forward to 2011 without a doubt..Here's to the most important things in life..Health, happiness and Bliss! Happy New Year everyone..Big Hugs xx
Well, if you are on our website..you've met 'Bliss'. Proudly welcoming you to our website she is part of the New Look design of our website. Of course, she is our very own Melissa Johnson of the animation world. During 2010, the list of new & return clients is one to be proud. Having researched businesses again as we do over the last three months, we are confident there is no other service as friendly, helpful and caring as ours. It doesn't matter what the event, it's as important to you as it is to us. With enquiries still coming in for December, we can't emphasise enought that it can never be TO EARLY to book..but it can very easily be too late. Can you believe we already have bookings for Christmas 2011!! Once you have a date regardless of your venue..book as many suppliers as you can. It's never an easy conversation telling a client we are fully booked and they are totally disappointed usually adding 'we only wanted you to do our decor'.
Little time to Blog just lately as we have been so busy! Just a quick update for you on our latest achievments: Opening for new Peacocks Store, Cancer awareness event at Hard Rock Cafe in London, Black History week with the Mayor as guest of honour & next...we are decorating for the ITV regional awards!!! Gallery has been updated so please take time to have a look at our hard work, we are very proud. Dates for 2011 are being snapped up quickly, don't leave it too late.
We wanted to share a really sweet story with you. We had the delightful task of decorating a beautiful marquee venue for a very prestigious annual award's event recently set in the gorgeous grounds of The Forest of Arden Marriott hotel. Whilst sending us very welcome feedback, our clients added that our balloon displays of star foils had made their way onto the Isle Of Wight & are sitting pride of place outside a pet grooming store! How lovely!
We just never stop!! Over the next few weeks we have some really fantastic changes coming our way. We will be launching our Brand new celebration Banners service where we will custom design for you including names, dates & even a photo. Available in various sizes & materials to suit your needs even more than before. We get alot of demand for banners so wanted to vastly improve the design range to accomodate every enquiry possible..and we have!
EXCITING EXCITING TIMES AHEAD! We are delighted and proud to say, Melissa Johnson has been asked back into the classroom this coming September. Local Academy Q3 have approached Melissa in the hope to build her 'talks' into the school curriculum. Academy executive's have decided the students benefited so well from my visits this year that they have offered me a repeat performance on a little more formal basis" Melissa explains. "Business and design students are eager to speak to local business owners for real and honest information and our press conference this year was immense fun aswel as been put through my paces with a quick fire questions & answers session after!" Melissa has years of experience in marketing & sales aswel as training & media experience but the students are so fresh and vibrant that this audience is a definate challenge she can certainly face with her much loved enthusiasm and passion.
NEW SERVICE LAUNCH We are proud to annouce our new spandex lycra chair cover hire with organza sash to completely dress your venue. This new style of cover fits most chairs where they touch eliminating baggy and creased covers as often happens with cotton style covers. Minimum quantity applies. One contact for all your requirements. We require a reservation deposit payable upon booking & a refundable security deposit, once covers and sashes are collected undamaged. See terms & conditions page for full details.
This year is exciting for lots of reason's, including our partnership with Enchanted Bride of Wylde Green. With over 25 years as a bridal specialist, owner Janet Slater is confident to recommend Blissful Balloons to her customers exclusive for all decor needs. Look out for our new brochure available direct from Enchanted bride on request. I am sure we will have a fantastic year!
Congraulations to Bella MacAdams of Q3 Academy. The winner of Blissful Balloons logo competition & the new owner of a MP4 Player. A busy morning saw Bella & Melissa Johnson doing photo shoots & interviews for local press. Melissa announced the winner in morning assembly & completly shocked Bella who didn't think she would win. Both appeared in The Birmingham Mail & Great Barr Observer newpapers. Melissa will now get to work on implementing the design into business clothing & marketing material for all to see.
Wednesday 10th March see's the announcement of Q3 Academy competition winner! During morning assembly, Owner, Melissa Johnson is going to make the announcement and present the winner with their well deserved prize.
Look out for local press coverage although we will upload items here for you to see.
Recently, Melissa commented on the competition results. "I have loved every minute I have spent with the students, they are a real credit to the school and of course parents. The design entries were unique and there are such positive attitudes." She added "The school is on the cusp of a major move into a new multi million pound building which can only bring more opportunity with state of the art facilities. I wish them the best of luck!
There is a real buzz around the place, I have loved seeing into the future and hope to work closely with the school again soon" The Competition winner's name will be on here next week.
Blissful Balloons were delighted to decorate the stage and set the theme for a prestigious annual 'BOBS' awards dinner dance at Birmingham's International Convention Centre recently. Guest Celebrity was the beautiful Stacey Solomon, X-Factor finalist. Well done to every business on Broad street and we were proud to set the scene..see you next year!
All entries are in for the 'logo' competition and our we now have finalists! Some amazing vision and superb efforts from Year 9 students! Watch this space for the winner!
Well, the competition is well & truly on! Q3 Academy are full steam ahead with a fantastic competition run by Melissa Johnson! Design & art students are working hard designing the companies new logo. Over the next four weeks, students are putting their skills to the test and the winning design will launch Blissful Balloons 'new high profile look' for 2010. Melissa Johnson has recently been teaching various classes how to market, sell and promote and just last week was in a mock press conference with students and it seems the lesson was a total success! Melissa Johnson commented "I was totally amazed just how articulate the year 9 students are and it's so promising to see how much school has improved, I will be meeting year 11 students next week to give a lecture on business and commerce & already wonder if they will be quizzing me and putting me on the spot!?"
Blissful Balloons are going back to school!! After several meetings with a local Academy,
Melissa Johnson is very excited to have been asked to take part in lessons with year 9 students who are currently studying 'Business marketing & design'. Melissa has many years experience at seminar's and presentations and also used to sing in band so what does she think the students will make of her and how will she approach this different audience?
"I'm so excited to have been asked as a local business & also an ex-pupil of the school, to give the
students the chance to hear how I built and promote my own business whilst developing strong local relationships with council's, business centre's, suppliers and of course my local community, this will be a totally different audience than before, the students have been asked to research my company as part of their course work so I know they will have worked hard. I intend to make it very lively & fun with some hand's on involvement. School is a much different place now to when I was a pupil
and I am pleased to support in anyway I can. Education is priority for my son so I'm always willing to
help other children to realise how important learning is." Melissa also let us in on a small secret... "without giving too much away, I have a very exciting project coming up with the school, so watch this space!" Melissa has already got interest from ITV Central News again who are very keen to cover her announcment so we look forward to finding out??
After an amazing day with friends and associates at the WISE event on Monday 21st September, Blissful Balloons were featured on ITV Central News. This was a fantastic opportunity for Melissa Johnson, Owner and manager of the company to get into thousands of homes at broadcasting prime time. Becky Johnson, journalist and reporter spent time with Melissa and Sky news presenter, Marverine Cole at the event. Melissa commented 'I always love been asked to take part in such well organised events, however, the WISE event was the best so far!', when asked how the recession has affected business, Melissa bursting with enthusiasm responded 'Yes, it's a tough time for us all, but no-one denies themself a family get together or wedding day to remember and I'm delighted
to say my business has grown rapidly this year so we are excited and ready for the next twelve months continuing to work along side Find it in Sandwell at every opportunity'. Thank you to Central News for your support!
On 17th September, Melissa Johnson visited a Women's networking meeting to deliver a presentation on her business and talk about the mechanics of being self employed. The group were a mixture of businesses in the making and established sole traders who were all inspirational to each other and a joy to meet. "Showcase opportunities like these are valuable to me as a developing business women, we always come away with new contacts, friends and full of beans!" commented Melissa. Tara Crafts Design UK contacted Melissa the following day "your talk totally inspired me, I love the way your breezy, bubbly persona came across and I aspire to be like you' commented founder, Mary. See you all again soon.
Blissful Balloons have been asked to be part of WISE, 'Women In Sandwell Event' on 21st September 2009. We will have a prime location within the Theatre where we have worked numerous times. Starting at 10am prompt until 4pm, come along and meet us. Receive an exclusive discount voucher on the day towards your next decor booking with us and enjoy the chance to win a fantastic prize in our raffle. Meet our surprise special guest between 10am-12pm.
Blissful Balloons have been being filmed as part of a small production to be podcast and also shown in Big Screen format at the Women In Sandwell event later next month. The short documentary will highlight the hard work and dedication channelled continually into running a business aswel as the power of networking and the opportunities it opens up. We will be showing ourselves 'hands on' at a local venue in West Bromwich preparing for a wedding that takes place just days after. Interviewed by Sky presenter Marverine Cole. Watch this space for a link to the podcast and see for yourself. (Below) Marverine Cole and Melissa Johnson during filming. Marverine is a partner in media services company, FUNF Media. www.funf-media.co.uk
Blissful Balloons had their big launch of 'Blissful Banners'! Enquiries are flooding in for all sizes and customer's! Great response and superb to drive around seeing our banners locally!!Custom printed Vinyl banners designed by you! Full colour text and photo's from 5ft upto 200ft!! Wedding announcements, community events or School fete's they are perfect for any occasion and weather! Reusable or special day one-off's. Price on enquiry, please ring 07968 528953.
Blissful Balloons exhibited in Oldbury Square (outside Council House, by Sainsbury's) on July 8th 10am-4pm. All were welcome and some superb contacts were made. We met new businesses aswel as caught up with others we regularly see. We have been asked back to take part in Christmas festivities this year aswel as provide the balloon decor again this year! Thanks guys!
Melissa Johnson, Owner of Blissful Balloons meets with the Mayor of Sandwell, lovely friend Carl Chinn, local Historian and Professor. Apprentise contestant, Jo Cameron and many others to promote the importance of small businesses in Sandwell & The Black Country. "The Public Art Gallery is a very important client of ours" Melissa comments, "having amazing facilities and superb staff who know me well and are always helpful and friendly". Melissa is part of a Women's business enterprise scheme and regularly attends network meetings working hard to discuss idea's with other local self employed women also on their way to success. Together with her friends in media and broadcasting, they empower each other to increase their business and grow stronger staying positive despite the economic climate.