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Inflatable Play Exhibition (20-2-2011) in Crawley, West Sussex

On Sunday 20th February 2011 there is an Inflatable Play Exhibition in Crawley, West Sussex. Please see details below…

The BIHA and BouncyCastleOwner.com have been invited to have a stand and exhibit.

People who join the BIHA on the day, will receive some extras such as BIHA van-stickers, cheap sand-bags, and a free website for your bouncy castle hire business e.g. YourBusinessname.co.uk (You just pay £5 per month for hosting/maintenance) You can very easily add/edit or delete the content yourself – including the facility of adding photos / video etc. We show you how to do this.

If you are considering purchasing a rodeo bull for this coming 2011 season – there will be one on display under a special rodeo bull cover. You can see it working and also there will be opportunities to ask the operator any questions about the business of hiring out rodeo bulls to events.

I am looking forward to meeting as many people as possible on Sunday 20th February.

Here are all the details…

GIANT INFLATABLE PLAY EXHIBITION
SUNDAY 20th FEB 2011 11am – 4pm
CRAWLEY, WEST SUSSEX, (CLOSE TO SOUTH LONDON)
GREAT DEALS ON THE DAY!
BIHA STAND AT THIS EXHIBITION WITH MARK JERRAM

There will be over 20 INFLATABLES on display indoors, NEW DESIGNS, 3D Castles, Bungee Run, Obstacle Courses, Slides, Inflatable Marquees, A RODEO BULL with full Cover on display.
STOCK TO GO.
ACCESSORIES TO GO INCLUDING;
Sandbags, Bungee Belts, Carabiners, Bungee Cords, Fan Covers

PRE-ORDER your accessories now and they will be waiting for you!
• CHILDREN WELCOME
• BE EARLY… GREAT DEALS TO BE HAD BEFORE 1PM
• COME AND SEE OUR QUALITY AND CRAFTSMANSHIP

COMPETITION
• FREE WEEKEND FOR 2 TO PARIS!!!
• this includes EUROSTAR TRANSPORT AND HOTEL
ACCOMMODATION IN PARIS
• Every customer who spends over £995 will be entered
into the Live Draw at 2.30pm. The lucky person who’s name is pulled out first from the box is the winner!
• The Weekend Winning Voucher is valid for 12 months.

To register for FREE ENTRY INTO THE EXHIBITION:
e-mail info@pineappleleisure.com or
Telephone 01952 585859
More details available at www.pineappleleisure.com

VENUE: THE SPORTS HALL
K2 SPORTS CENTRE
POTTAGE HILL
CRAWLEY
WEST SUSSEX
RH11 9BQ
SUNDAY 20TH FEBRUARY 11am – 4pm
Free Parking
Refreshments available at the on-site coffee shop

Marketing on Websites (New Rules coming out)

On the 1st March 2011, there are new rules coming out concerning advertising standards, and says what you can and cannot put on your website. For more information about this please click on: www.asa.org.uk . This may cause some problems to inflatable hire companies who advertise inflatables on their website that they don’t actually own, or advertise services they cannot deliver to customers.

The BIHA will keep a close eye on these new rules to see just how strict they are when it comes to bouncy castle hire businesses.

If you would like to comment on these new rules – please do so below.

Inflatable Pub still missing.

Stolen inflatable pub.

Re-publishing a stolen equipment post from Summer 2010.

My name is Joe Baillie and I own a company called Scotbounce and we offer “Spares and Repairs to the inflatable industry”. We are also RPII qualified PIPA instructors.

I also own a company called Baillie’s Marquees and this is the reason for me contacting you today. I was wondering if you could circulate an incident that has happened to us recently.

We hire an inflatable pub (manufactured by Airquee) through our marquee company, and last weekend (30th July 2010) we had it stolen from Ingliston showground in Edindurgh as part of the Truckfest event. The event closed on Sunday 1st August and a couple of our guys arrived at the site around 7.30 in the evening to pack it up. The rain however, was so heavy that the guys could hardly move the unit and were unable to lift it into their van. I made the decision to leave it for the evening as the Ingliston Showgound is a secured and manned gated site. We had the contract for all of the marquees at the event so we were already returning to lift all of these early on the Monday morning. Unfortunately for us, the Pub had vanished by the time our guys arrived on the Monday morning. There were many exhibitors still on the ground on Monday morning, but surprisingly, nobody seen a thing. It has been reported to the Lothian Police and we have had some national press coverage to attempt to highlight the theft. I have many friends in the industry and they are kindly “asking about”.

There are only 2 of these pubs in the whole of Scotland to my knowledge and only a handful in the whole of the UK. It is going to be very difficult for anyone to use the unit without it being noticed and it has many unique markings on it that would make it easily identifiable to us. It is our belief that it could be out of Scotland by now and this is the reason for me to cast a wider net and try to bring this to as many peoples attention as possible. The pub is valued at more than £5k

and we are offering a substantial reward for any information on it’s whereabouts. Anyone can view the pub at our web site www.bailliesmarquees.co.uk and I have also attached the press coverage article.

Many thanks,

Joe Baillie. (0141 778 4455)