The new PartyBox training centre in Radio Lane, Dagenham
PartyBox Wholesale sells event decorations such as greeting cards, wrapping paper, and balloons to local people and businesses.
It has opened a new training centre with courses teaching people how to make balloon and flower bouquets.
“This is twice the size now so we can offer more products to our customers,” said owner Donna Pike.
“A lot of customers coming in wanted balloon or flower training and we can now offer that to them as well.”
PartyBox intends to train people every month and will aim for around 30 individuals at a time.
It is to compensate for a drop in demand for greeting cards due to online competition from websites.
“Greetings cards have definitely gone down over the last four years so we are moving more into balloons than cards,” Donna added.
“Certainly, Christmas cards have have gone down a lot more due to postage as well.”
She told Time 107.5 greeting card suppliers have also gone bust which has left them with less and less to choose from.
But a lot of customers are “eager” to start the courses.
The new training centre is located in 15-18 Radio Lane, Dagenham.Tags: Dagenham, Elm Park
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