Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Do you attend charity and fundraising events?

Balloon Artworks can provide balloon modelling and balloon decor services for your event, whether it's a charity ball, fundraising event, village fete, school fete, local festival or county show.

As a business aligned to the entertainment industry, we are often asked to attend charity events for free.  Whilst we have done this in the past for a number of local causes, we are no longer able to support charities in this way due to the volume of requests we receive on a daily basis.  Instead, we have chosen to support a number of good causes which are close to our hearts.

Discounted rate

We do offer a discounted rate to charities, subject to availability.  Charities and good causes booking our balloon modelling services at this discounted rate are able to generate funds by charging customers for the balloon models we make at their event. 


Please note that if you book us on this basis, Balloon Artworks staff will not handle any cash on your behalf and the charity or good cause will need to provide their own staff or volunteers to handle payments from customers.

Do you do balloon releases?

In the interests of the environment, it is Balloon Artworks' policy not to undertake balloon releases. 

We believe there are better ways to create the impact customers want from a balloon release, without creating litter.

Disclosure certificate and DBS checks

Understandably, you may want to check whether the balloon artist or children's entertainer you are inviting to your event has a criminal record.

Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks are now known as Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. 


Only people undertaking certain types of jobs are able to obtain a DBS check via their employer or licensing body.


Balloon artists and children's entertainers are not required to be DBS-checked and, in fact, they cannot obtain a DBS check on themselves. 


However, balloon artists and children's entertainers can obtain a 'basic disclosure' from Disclosure Scotland which shows any 'unspent' criminal convictions the person may have in the UK.  'Unspent' means the person needs to declare them.


Ask us for our certificate

Balloon Artworks is happy to provide a copy of the basic disclosure certificates obtained via Disclosure Scotland for our balloon artists to any customer who requires them.

Do you use helium?

Here at Balloon Artworks, we specialize in creating air-filled designs and balloon art, which we believe gives us more creative freedom.  

We do use helium balloon gas  when the design or our customer requires it, but this represents a tiny proportion of our business.

Most people refer to helium-filled balloons, but the gas used in balloons is more correctly termed 'helium balloon gas', which is a mix of helium and air.

You should never inhale helium or balloon gas from a balloon or from a gas tank, as this is extremely dangerous and can cause asphyxiation and death.

Safety Advice

Balloons are a choking hazard.  Children under 8 years old can choke and suffocate on uninflated or broken balloons.  Adult supervision required.

Balloons are not suitable for children under the age of 36 months.

Latex balloons are made from natural rubber latex which can cause an allergic reaction.

Manor Consultancy Group Ltd (trading as Balloon Artworks)

Registered office: 3 Derby Road, Ripley, Derbyshire DE5 3EA

Please note we are not open to the public.

Registered in England and Wales Registration Number: 6333507

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As a balloon artist in Ripley, Derbyshire in the East Midlands I  create unique balloon decor and balloon decorations, as well as  organic balloons and organic balloon decor and party balloons for wedding balloons and wedding balloon decor for wedding receptions. As well as balloons for corporate events and corporate event balloon decor. I also specialise in birthday party balloons and birthday party balloon decorations for special birthdays including 1st birthday party balloon decorations, 1st birthday balloons, 5th birthday party balloon decorations, 5th birthday balloons, 10th birthday party balloons, 18th birthday party balloons and 18th birthday balloon decorations, 21st birthday party balloons and 21st birthday balloon decorations, 30th birthday balloons, 40th birthday balloons, 50th birthday balloons, 60th birthday balloons, 70th birthday balloons, 80th birthday balloons, 90th birthday balloons, 100th birthday balloons.  I also create unique balloon decor for wedding anniversary balloon decorations including 25th wedding anniversary balloons, 50th wedding anniversary balloons, silver wedding balloons, golden wedding balloons, golden wedding anniversary balloons, silver wedding anniversary balloons and ballon decor and ballon decorations. My expertise as a balloon decorator is particularly important when create balloon decor for corporate events and event planners, for corporate balloon decor and corporate balloon decorations, balloons for corporate events, corporate balloons and balloons for corporate functions and corporate awards ceremony balloons and corporate awards balloon decorations. As a balloon modeller and balloon twister I am an expert in balloon modelling and balloon twisting and I create amazing balloon animals and balloon animal models and I publish how to videos and balloon tutorials showing how to make balloon animals and learn balloon modelling and learn balloon twisitng. My balloon videos and balloon tutorials and balloon video tutorials are sold across the world. 


I am based in Ripley in Amber Valley in Derbyshire.  I also cover Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. I attend parties and events for balloon modelling and balloon twisting in Alfreton, Heanor, Swanwick.  I also provide balloon modelling for children's parties at Belper, Selston, Hucknall, Papplewick and Linby and Nutall. I decorate parties and visit Heanor, Eastwood, Langley Mill, Ilkeston, Brinsley, Underwood, Kimberley, Sutton in Ashfield, Selston and Kirkby in Ashfield, and also Somercotes and Leabrooks and Swanwick. I work as a balloon artist in Pinxton, South Normanton, Mansfield, Forest Town, Waingroves, Marehay, Denby, Blackbrook, Shottle Hall, Holbrook and Derby. In addition to Loscoe, as well as Codnor, Ambergate, Riddings, Bagthorpe, Ravenshead, Pinxton, Jacksdale, Brinsley, Clay Cross. Other areas I cover South Wingfield, Crich, West Hallam and Giltbrook, in addition to Wingerworth, Mansfield Woodhouse and Shirebrook, Matlock, Matlock Bath and Cromford, as well as Little Eaton and Breadsall. 

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