More About Simon
Here’s a quick snapshot of me, how and why Balloon Awesomeness came about and some background information on what else we do.
I have always been actively involved with kids, be it our own two entertainers-to-be (our kids…), through volunteering in their class every week for reading groups, or nippers, circus skills, gymnastics and many other activities, whilst working the normal 9-5 job which inevitably turns out to be 6am – 6pm……
After years in Sales and Marketing roles involving long hours, high demand and the implications on family time, it was time for a change and the concept of Balloon Awesomeness was brought to fruition by constant hounding from my best mate and cousin in Melbourne, Brendan Ord from Balloons by Design, who is one of Australia’s best balloon artists.
During the start-up process, I ran balloon twisting entertainment concurrently with our other business, Pizazz Promotions, but very quickly needed to create a stand-alone entity and Balloon Awesomeness came alive.
When deciding on direction and presence, I wanted to bring something ‘different’ to the twisting industry and sought to incorporate my skills in sales and marketing and combine them with entertainment, showmanship and most importantly, fun. Further, I wanted to maintain my presence in the corporate arena whilst providing entertainment and professional services to an extraordinary array of client base and Balloon Awesomeness was the perfect medium in which to achieve this.
We’ve been entertaining for many years now and in this time, have developed and maintained long term, mutually beneficial business relationships, whilst also providing great entertainment for families for birthday parties, gatherings and many other private functions, which are reflected in the testimonials and weekly and yearly repeat bookings with families and corporates alike.
Whilst providing entertainment through Balloon Awesomeness and running Pizazz quietly in the background, I work in a large, mainstream Primary school here on the Sunshine Coast as a Special Ed teacher. The kids I work with are awesome, and all have very different needs, challenging behaviours and personalities.
Balloon Awesomeness brings an excellent experience to our lives and others, for which I am very grateful.
It enables entertainment for so many people, young and old(er) across all markets.
It generates business and exposure for our corporate clients we entertain and market for.
It brings joy, fun and delight for our families we entertain.
Balloon Awesomeness is not just a business, it is an integral part of my life and whether it’s a flower, sword or a rockin’ full size Harley, nothing beats the smile on a face when it lights up with joy when you present them with a cool design.
I appreciate you stopping by and hope to catch up with you soon.