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Formed in 2003 following a successful management buyout of Virgin Airship & Balloon Company, we are one of the UK’s leading hot air balloon advertising companies. Managing Director Nick Langley had been a Hot Air Balloon Operator and a Commercial Pilot with Virgin ABC since 1987 and has flown branded hot air balloons for clients in Europe, Middle East, South Africa, South America and the United States. Nick was also part of Richard Branson’s last Global Challenge Team.
At Airship & Balloon Company, we specialise in the design, management and operation of branded hot air balloons which are an innovative tool for companies running commercial marketing and advertising campaigns. Our clients admit that there is nothing which compares to a hot air balloon marketing campaign and the direct results of these are exceptional. A branded balloon enables you to get your message and branding across to thousands of people in a memorable and innovative way which you can’t achieve through other advertising means.
Unlike others operating in the industry, we provide a truly unique service which is completely tailored to your specific requirements and goals. We also ensure that working alongside us for your hot air balloon advertising campaign will be a pleasurable experience, with everyone at the company being committed to providing a warm, friendly service.
When you work alongside us, you can rest assured that you’re working with experienced and knowledgeable commercial pilots who can enhance your reputation and prove invaluable to your advertising efforts. Due to our ongoing commitment of providing the perfect hot air balloon marketing solution, we have been able to work with some of the world’s biggest brands including Universal Pictures, Audible, TATA, Abbott, Clairol, Nokia, Lucozade, Churchill, Tesco, Virgin Atlantic, BBC and many more.
Managing Director - Nick Langley
Thirty years of commercial balloon flying experience, with a background of senior management in sales and marketing, guarantees that we deliver our Client's expectations and results - every time!
Finance Director - Sally Langley
Sally deals with all finance and Company matters.
Operations Manager - Becky Macfarlane
Becky held Management positions in Retail for 15 years, before joining ABC and runs balloon operations -

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After 5 weeks on Standby, we flew our new Minion Balloon across the English Channel on April 7, as part of the Guinness World Record attempt. The flight was amazing and Stuart the Minion generated worldwide publicity for our Client, Universal Pictures. Thanks to the ABC Flight Team, Sue, Robin and Graham, for all of your hard work - Nick Langley
Drone footage of Stuart balloon leaving England, for his trip across the Channel to France……
Prison Stuart balloon and support vessel - with Minion landing pad - part way across the English Channel!
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Stuart the Minion on Tour

Following our Cross Channel flight with Prison Stuart, we toured Europe, visiting Germany, Belgium, Spain, UK, France, Italy and Netherlands, during the summer. The reception we received was amazing and Stuart made lots of new friends.
Bonn, Waregem, Igualada, Metz, Todi, Bristol, Twente, Sint Niklaas and Warstein were extraordinary events to attend and ABC would like to thank everyone for their support.
We will have a Showreel of our Tour on the website in due course - we've met some great people and flown in some fabulous locations. Stuart has been photographed by thousands of people and he has met lots of Minion supporters!
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2017 Virgin London Marathon was a great success for ABC's balloons - we appeared live on BBC and were seen at the Start Line on Blackheath Common, by 50,000 runners!

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Airship & Balloon Company Ltd.
82, Henbury Road,
Bristol BS10 7AA
United Kingdom
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