Friday, 20 October 2017

The show must go on!

The Northern Irish Airquee Show was the best ever with so many visitors and so many orders. Hurrah!! Best year ever!!

Mark, Phil, Wayne and our lovely staff from Romania, Erika and Tilda were there, meeting and greeting our fabulous Northern Irish customers and as it was the 10th Anniversary in Ireland we didn’t half put on a good spread of cakes and sandwiches supplied by ‘Pat the Baker’- a local baker- very tasty I must say! This year as it was a special anniversary we even had beer and wine, many cups of tea, coffee and banter supplied by Airquee. It was lovely to meet our many clients and have a good ‘craic’ as they say! This week has been busy putting the many orders into Production ready for next season. 
(Northern Ireland Show)
The Shows continue and this coming weekend, Phil and Julia from our Factory are off to Dublin for the Republic of Ireland Airquee Show. Good luck!! We expect to have a bumper show as always.  Bring us back some shamrocks for good luck!

Solene has been very busy with loads of German orders this week. Our Team effort at the EAS in Berlin in September is paying dividends.!! Keep up the good work. Carole, the Airquee Queen of the Leisure Centres has had a stack of orders ready for next year too. ‘Och Aye The Nooo Jimmy!!’

Remember if you want a new Inflatable for January 2018, don’t hang about, get your orders in now !!  We are launching a few new designs ready for the New Year so call our Sales Team on 0117-9414918 Option 1.

Repairs, annual testing and PIPA? We still have limited spaces available - don’t hang about, get your inflatables tested and repaired ready for 2018.  Call Josh or Jade on 0117 9414918 option 3!

Friday, 13 October 2017

Airquee ON TOUR, Visitors and more shows!!

What a week we have had. It’s been non-stop Show to Show.

The big event was the arrival of our Team from Romania for a whole week!  Erika, Tilda and Julia arrived hot foot from Bristol Airport, where they were whisked to Birmingham for the Leisure Supplies Show last weekend. Mark, Phil H, Wayne , Kerry and Ollie plus our Romanian colleagues met old and new customers it was a great event and a HUGE thank you to all of the visitors to our Airquee stand and THANK YOU for the orders for next season.  We are chuffed that you were all really pleased with our selection; such a shame we couldn’t bring more… We were pleased to introduce our brand new products that have been under wraps for months. We do have a few more up our sleeve but you will need to come to INPAS 2018 to see those as we literally had no more room for display.  Carole and Sol were managing the Cwmbran phones while the rest of us were at the Show. Thanks ladies you did a fantastic job!Erika and Tilda have got used to a Full English breakfast since they have been here – secretly Erika loves Porridge and Tilda loves a nice Eton Mess dessert. 
 (LSS2017 // Erika, Tilda and Julia on our Magic Forest)
This weekend Mark, Phil Wayne Erika and Tilda are off to the Northern Ireland Show at Beragh, Omagh and this is a very exciting show as it marks the 10th Anniversary of Airquee Shows at this venue – There is a rumour that there will be delicious snacks and alcohol if you pop along . Julia returned home to Romania on Monday as she had family commitments but she will be back in 2 weeks to assist Phil H at the Republic of Ireland Show near Dublin on the 21st and 22nd October.  Josh and Jade in our Repairs and Testing team have been flat out booking in annual inspections both PIPA and Health and Safety. Don’t panic if you have just realised you need a repair or inspection, we will always do our best to fit you in !! 
 (10th year anniversary with Cooley Castles)

Any last minute orders, call us on 0117 9414918 option 1

Friday, 29 September 2017


Our week started with the Emergency Services Show in Birmingham. Mark and Phil met loads of potential clients from the Fire, Ambulance, Police, NHS services.Lots of techy and specialised products- tents, tents and more tents. The response was fantastic and we are already taking orders !!  Hurray!!
(Our leader in action and our Stand at ESS2017)

Then, a few days later, our leaders Mark, Phil and this time Sol flew off to Germany to the 3 day Berlin European Attractions Show, the biggest in Continental Europe.
The euros have been flying in !! Wunderbar !! We have increased our customer base in Germany and the German hirers love our Bouncy Castles, Obstacle courses and Games range.Our lovely team have been sending us daily  photos of Restaurant food, drink and posh Berlin shops just to make us jealous!!! 
(Mark with potential customers and Sol modeling for Airquee!)

The brand new inflatables for the LSS Show  on 8th -9th Oct have arrived here in Cwmbran ready for next week!!!  they are soooo great.
Come and visit our LSS stand and meet the team of Kerry, Wayne, Ollie, Mark and Phil.

Other news , it was Kerry’s Birthday this week  !!! 21 again… I am sworn to secrecy on this one !!Although I will quote Bob Hope (a famous Hollywood Actor) once said…’you know when you are old when the candles cost more than the cake’ Young at heart, our Kerry, only joking!!

The Cwmbran team are all running the shop while the bosses are away…
Our Land Inflatable stock is at an all-time high. Have a look—they might have your name on it. Call us now on 0117 9414918 option 1 and order yours today. They will be gone soon!!!

Repairs and Testing are almost at full capacity….we always have room for emergency repairs and PIPA inspections.Call us if your inflatable needs our expert eyes to give it the once over… our team of Jack, Kris and Damien and here to help.Call us on 0117 9414918
option 3 today and ask for Josh or Jade. 
(We fix what's BROKEN!)

More exciting news next week when we have 2 more Shows , the Leisure Supplies Show in Birmingham 8th-9th October and the Northern Ireland Show 14th-15th October

Friday, 15 September 2017

Summer is gone, SHOWS are on!

Oh my! Has Summer been and gone? Did I blink?  Our factory had their annual closure and are now back at it after being fully rested and over in the UK some of the team took time out too; Ollie returned from a two week break, Wayne paid a visit to Cote d’Azur, Monaco and the Italian Alps for his annual College/Uni get together last weekend and the tight ‘so ‘n’ so’ only spent €173 over the 5 days – Talk about economical!!!  – what exciting lives we lead! 
(Wayne on his Holiday, in Italy!)

The Show Season has just begun with the Body Power Fitness Show formerly LIW at the NEC this week.  Surprisingly, even though the show itself was half the size compared with last year it was well attended by Leisure Centres enabling us to catch up with existing contacts and also network with potentially new clients.  All visitors to our impressive inflatable stand were complimentary of our products and quality.  The toddlers that stopped by were very appreciative of the Paw Patrol Playzone and so were the parents/carers as it allowed them to catch their breath and tire out the little ones.  Our Nerf/Archery game attracted every ‘big kid’ in the building and I have an inkling that the coffee and cakes there were on offer dragged a few people over!

(Our 2017 LIW/Body Power Stand )

(Children LOVING our Paw Patrol Playzone!)

(Nerf game is real and on)

(Last but not least, Airquee Coffee and Cakes)

More next week after we have attended the Emergency Services Show with our awesome inflatable buildings….

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Radio X, Seagull babies and the SHUTDOWN !

The pace is still on to fulfil all of the last minute orders at our two factories in Romania. Our fabulous employees in Production, Design, Marketing and Admin are giving well over 100% to make sure our clients Worldwide have everything they need before the Summer shutdown mid-August.  They are all so looking forward to their much needed break after a phenomenal 2017 Season.

Just to reassure our readers that there will be a team of skeleton staff (not literally) working throughout the period to answer any last minute questions. Our Cwmbran centre is fully manned throughout this period for new orders, repairs and testing …

Have you had your Inflatable tested or Inspected recently?…with the Summer holiday now here, it pays to get your inflatable/s looked at and any remedial repairs done. Call Josh now  on 0117 9414918 Option 3 and get yours booked in today.

Kerry is off to Dublin next week to see our Irish Distributor and carry out Pool Inflatable Installation training at a Leisure Centre.  Sunny Cwmbran HQ received a few European visitors to see our operation and place some orders !! Oo La La!  Wyane loved it as he got to buy Welsh cakes for everyone!

More news on the Radio X Airquee Plug we got- Kerry and DJ Chris Moyles are rapidly becoming bosom buddies although she is desperate to receive a call ‘on air’ and it’s just not happening – maybe we should apply for a place on Love Island for her for next year! The fantastic news is that thanks to her random text into the show a couple of weeks ago and her continued determination (or harassment) AIRQUEE  will be supplying a new Inflatable Pub to the Radio X Breakfast Show Team and  they will be using this to tour the UK later in the year.  Chris opened it up to a vote to choose the name for the pub and the name the listeners chose was Pubby McPubface !!!! We love it !! More news as it happens. 

The Seagulls have had their babies in Cwmbran and now they are wandering around the car park ready for take-off. Josh thought they were Ducks !!!! No Josh, Seagulls.  We are having them dive-bomb us. It’s a fast run from the car to the office door….just like the Hitchcock firm  The Birds.     As it’s in Wales, it’s ‘The Birds boy yoo’
(Starsky's car invaded)
Like I mentioned in last weeks Blog, Mark and Phil are over in the Factory next week to give the staff a big thank you for all the hard work and efforts throughout the year and make sure our Autumn range ( brand new ideas of the Autumn shows) are underway.

We have a few spaces left for standard inflatables for delivery in 4 weeks. Call us now on 0117-9414918 option 1 now.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Radio, heat and final run for the factory!

FAME AT LAST!!!  Popular DJ Chris Moyles was on the lookout for inflatables and Kerry was straight on it – texted the station and got a response! The next day Airquee got a mention during the Breakfast Show on BBC Radio X - it was a fantastic free advertising spot about our Inflatable Hogshead Pub, Kilderkin and our amazing Inflatable Church!! The Presenters were going wild and went through our product range live on air, even Lady McIvor got a mention, something about wanting a date with young Toby Tarrant in return for a PUB!!! Our website went into overdrive with over 1200 hits on our website  in just 10 mins!!  Yippeeee The Radio Station are even thinking about a Summer tour using one of our inflatable pubs as a mobile studio…more news at it happens. 

Eric the kitten has his eye on Kerrys gerbils !! ( Yes, I said GERBILS! She has 2 Gerbils within her growing menagerie as well as Norman the Patterdale) Eric is turning into a cheeky little addition to the McIvor household.

Ollie is on the point of a massive new order!!! Go Ollie, Wayne has since defrosted since the aircon has been turned off and  he has turned pink once again!  It was getting to the point of him wearing one of our padded sumo suits to keep warm so drastic measures were taken. Carole is still the Queen of the Leisure Centres and the orders are still flooding in in time for Summer School Holidays.

We think Sol has turned German, she is nonstop ‘Gutten Tag’ on the phone. Watch out Germany !! Sol is selling loads of inflatables and games!!

We are at the final push at our Factory before their Summer Shutdown as it really is just too hot to work – Kerry was melting last week - only a few more weeks before a well-earned rest. Don’t Panic Mr Mainwaring ! We have skeleton staff working over the 3 weeks to answer any questions about orders/production and transport.As you know, all our inflatables are inflated and tested before they are dispatched all over the Globe. You can be assured of the quality from Airquee.

Mark, our Leader,  passport in hand, did a Whistle Stop European Tour to visit our many Distributors (his boot full of chocolates and wine no doubt).Both Mark and Phil H are off to Romania next week for another jolly!?  Not really, they will be working hard with our wonderful team in Production, working with our Marketing Team and the new designs  we are launching in the Autumn.
(Flight booked for ROMANIA!)
Our new colleague Eve ( remember the last Blog, she was working with Adam!) is fitting in well and learning the Airquee ways. Eve has a young son so inflatables are very interesting to her and she loves all of the creations she is seeing in the Inflation Room whilst gleaning all about our manufacturing processes to help her do the job well.

Erika and Adam have steam coming off their feet as they rush around Airquee 2 constantly ensuring that everything runs smoothly… Viktor and Boti are making more and more videos to show our customers how the products work and how to put them together with the LOS in mind these videos are priceless! 
Josh our Repairs and Testing guru is filling the order schedule with last minute repairs and testing before the summer.   If you are looking for repairs, testing, Inspections or even a new inflatable, call 0117 9414918 now.

Friday, 14 July 2017

Hotness, Travel and a new PET CAT!

The heat has returned to Cwmbran and to our factory in Romania…its warm one…..the Air Con is on in the Cwmbran office at last. Icicles were seen hanging of Wayne’s nose and ear lobes earlier in the day…he was moaning as usual !! …’where is my coat?’ he was shouting. Carole was also shouting something in Glaswegian. ??!!??!! enough said.

** HOT NEWS**  Kerry has a new addition to the family, Eric Morecambe, the new pussy cat, together with Norman Wisdom, the Patterdale dog, the house is full of comedians. Little Eric is settling in well, under the watchful gaze of Norman the Protector.
 Once again, the sales Team has smashed their June targets and are now on their way with lots of new orders from our many and varied clients across the UK and Europe. If you need a last minute inflatable, get on the phone or email us quick. Our factory is on holiday in 1 months’ time for 3 weeks !! call us on 0117 9414918 option 1 and get you last minute orders made ready for the summer season.

The Designers and the Bosses are often seen huddled in corners discussing our new products of the autumn shows. I’m sworn to secrecy so I cannot divulge a thing here !!

This week Kerry has been working from Romania at both of our amazing factories... and what a busy time she has had arranging new design and production schedules from September along with overseeing testing procedures, quality control processes and of course she had time to take some of the UK admin Team out for a bite to eat - clearly she is loving the Hungarian Step Aerobic classes with Ida Kelemen!!! 
The Factory are still working overtime to get the brand new inflatables to us in record time and record numbers. Business has never been better. Well done to our magnificent workforce  !!