Balloon advertising and Corporate hospitality


Nick and Nigel have been operating balloons with high profile corporate sponsors for over 30 years all over the world including countries such as New Zealand, Myanmar (Burma), Kenya and the Swiss Alps. Our knowledge and experience means we are able to attend events world wide whilst operating commercial advertising balloon contracts.

These giant inflatable billboards provide not only standout brand placement, but a feel good factor amongst the public which is never more important than now. It is impossible to ignore the visual impact of a branded balloon floating over a city the size of Bristol or Bath.

Balloons are universal in where, when and how they can be used, it could be a static display at a sporting event that attracts television coverage, a corporate trade show or as an aerial advert over a specific area anywhere in the world.

These media vehicles are powerful corporate entertaining tools as well, promoting brand awareness and loyalty. Clients, competition winners, journalists and company staff are all potential passengers.

We can help to ensure your promotional objectives are not only met but exceeded. Carefully planned campaigns and appearances can gain large amounts of media exposure which in terms of equivalent advertising spend will easily justify the balloon expenditure over and over again.

We tailor each and every balloon to suit the needs and budget of the individual client. Some clients simply want a massive flying billboard promoting their business locally, some want to promote nationally and some prefer to have a focus on client entertainment, staff incentives or promotional give a ways. Often a mix of all, but the size of a balloon determines what it is best suited for.

In addition to the operation of the balloon we also undertake to manage and monitor the design and procurement of the balloon, as it is so important to get this right. The balloon has to be both striking and easily recognised in the air.

Our clients include Thatcher’s Cider, A-Gas, St Austell Brewery, Bradford’s Building Supplies, Patterson’s, Park Furnishers, Bakers Dolphin, Cabot Circus, House of Fraser, Sharp’s brewery and Robert Price.

Below you can see some of our advertising balloons in action.


In the competitive world of business, companies need to stand out from the competition. This means not only gaining new business but rewarding and retaining key staff.

With a corporate flight, you can offer an experience that your industry rivals can only dream of.

Most clients will have been wined and dined on numerous occasions over the years and whilst appreciated, can often get forgotten. A Balloon flight however stimulates the mind and the senses as well as giving you the peace and tranquillity to talk shop whilst enjoying a post flight glass of Champagne.

These flights can also be a fantastic way to reward your staff or simply a team building exercise. No matter the size of the business, we can cater from 2 – 200 people.


What our customers say

star rating  Going on a hot air balloon was an amazing and special experience thanks to First Flight – Nick and Steve were so friendly and insightful from booking to bubbles after.… read more


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star rating  Perfect – My niece arranged a balloon trip with First Flight for a personal family occasion on the 21st May 2023. Nick and the team was really friendly and accommodating to our… read more