The business origins are in the wholesale supply of products to the catering, hospitality, and bakery industry. Over 30 years ago we realised that the majority of the products that we supplied on a day-to-day basis were predominantly for weddings and were not generally available to the public, which made us diversify and rethink the services we provide. The transformation swiftly enabled us to attract a wider variety of customers, from regular visitors to the shop to supplying and producing balloon décor for various corporate businesses regionally. The rest, as they say, is history.
As a family-run business, we proceeded to open the retail store after sourcing fantastic party products and was one of the first of 5 party stores in the UK to launch. This led to us establishing our brand, cementing The Party Place name worldwide and we are now proud to know that we have been the inspiration for many sole traders, party stores and balloon decorators in this great industry.
Our business after numerous attempts has resisted being swallowed up by giant corporations, preferring to maintain our family feel, our customer focussed approach, and a comfortable atmosphere in the store.
We are a family-run business that has adopted a team of experienced, like-minded professionals, and enthusiastic staff that assisted us to expand the business and continue to grow.
Members of the team are Certified Balloon Artists which have competed in competitions internationally in places such as Chicago, Paris and Prague and have demonstrated their expertise in balloon creations from Las Vegas back to the U.K. The team share over 50 years of expertise in designing events for special occasions, leading to working for numerous household names occasions with the likes of BMW, Mercedes, TC Harrison Ford, Ikea, Ideal World TV, and several other television stations, to name a few.
So, as you see, we have a wealth of knowledge and understanding when it comes to the customer requirements for their special occasions, no matter how big or small the job.
Many of the brides that we have created decorations displays for at their weddings over the last 30 years, we now see as Grandmother of the Bride, and we have been with them every step of their journey for all their christenings and birthday celebrations in between. As passionate business owners, this is the one of most satisfying rewards over the years and we aim to continue another 30 years telling the story to theirs and our next generations.
The Party Place is renowned for supplying the best fireworks in the region all year round and maintains a strong customer base, with extremely loyal and repeat buyers. We are always trusted year after year to secure all the great old favourites, as well as the latest new exciting fireworks on the market for every occasion.
With the advance of technology, the business’s natural progression was to compete by selling our vast range of products online which allows distribution across the country, and us to reach many more customers than we could have ever imagined 30 years ago.
Our journey has been extremely tough at times, nevertheless, the dynamic ‘The Party Place’ family with forward-thinking leadership has helped us to keep the business agile and cascade the knowledge and experience down to the next generation to run with the baton.
Our aim as it was when we first opened our doors, was to deliver to our customers a first-class shopping experience and products to celebrate their special day.
“Everyone’s Party start’s at The Party Place :) “