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“Protecting members now is more important than ever,” says NABAS

Ahead of the Balloon and Party Professionals Association’s (NABAS) 35th birthday next year, chairman George Oustayiannis, has shared his thoughts on the NABAS journey so far, and what members can look forward to in the future…

Having had a successful career as a broker in the 80s, George Oustayiannis and his wife decided to pursue a career more suited to that of newlyweds. They moved to Plymouth, where, inspired by George’s family background, they became involved in the hospitality industry, and launched a series of restaurants.

However, George admits that this was a career path he didn’t enjoy and so with the entrepreneurial bug biting, he sought other opportunities and ultimately a move into sales, which saw him become responsible for bringing some of the most iconic 80s products to the UK’s shores, including the hugely popular dancing flower.

But it was the launch of the ‘Talking Balloon’, another US import, which would see George break barriers and start a successful career in the balloon and party industry. This was at a time when balloons were not as widely available, and only usually found at the local fairground, or sold by street vendors.

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