David Crofts 'The Balloon Artist'

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"Special thanks to the person who booked the balloon man. He had our attention for hours!" (MediaCom)

"We all thought you were fantastic" (Taylor Herring Brand Communications)

"Excellent Balloon Characters, especially Mr Sneeze" (Adam Hargreaves)

"The Best" (Jacqueline Wilson, OBE, Children's Laureate)

"We couldn't have the party without you" (Damien Hirst)

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Clients include

Currently resident at Simon Drake's House of Magic

Previously resident at Chiquito's Mexican Restaurant and Bar, Virginia Water, since 1997

Companies: Harrods, Burberry, Reynolds Porter Chamberlain llp, Hitachi, Volvo, Nominet, Coutts & Co, Taylor Herring, Mediacom, Honda, Waterstones, Clear Cut Pictures, Mail on Sunday, Nikkon, United Distillers, Mercedes, BMW, Jaguar, Nissan, Proctor and Gamble, WH Smith, Camelot, Domestos, Wella, Accenture, Johnson and Johnson, J.P.Morgan, Wickes, Trader Media Group, Volt Delta, Gala, Sainsbury's, Royal Bank of Scotland, SAP, Avery Dennison, Relaxation Station, Mastercard, Debenhams, Peter Green, Alexander Forbes, Clintons, T Mobile, Land Securities Trillium, Laing O'Rourke, PGA European Tour (Wentworth), The Royal Television Society, Concert Artists' Association, Renaissance Hotels, Marriott Hotels, Holiday Inn Hotels, Dunelm Mill, Samsung, Ban & co., BNP Paribas, Selfridges, Jupiter, Marks and Spencer, Bluewater, Imgram Micro, Fiat, Mini stry of Sound, John Lewis, Marks and Spencer, Magic FM, Carluccios, Fitch Ratings, Fiserv, Informa, Bourne Leisure, Pontins, Bupa, Rodizio Rico, Chorion, Peugeot, Balfour Beatty, Superfad, ICI, Audi, Eden Shopping Centre, Wellington Country Park, Kingfisher Homes.

Workshops/Shows at the following Schools/Universities: Harrow School, St Bedes (Eastbourne), Willowbank, Hurst Lodge, Eagle House (Sunningdale), St Martin's (Caversham), King's House (Richmond), Exeter College, Brasenose College, Trinity College, Oriel College (Oxford University) Christ's College, CUJS, Trinity Hall (Cambridge University)

Town Leisure Services: Reading Borough Council, Windsor Borough Council, Lambeth Borough Council, Southwark Borough Council, since 2000

Theme Parks: Alton Towers, Thorpe Park, Legoland, Chessington World of Adventures

Film Premiers and launches: Planes, Despicable Me, Monsters versus Aliens, Kung Fu Panda, Horton hears a Who, Bee Movie, The Simpsons Movie, Shark Tale, Garfield, Thunderbirds, Sponge Bob, Robots, Valiant, Wedding Crashers, Wallace and Gromit, Over the Hedge, Open Season, Flushed Away, Happy Feet, Surf's Up

Film, TV, DVD, media: Cartoonito (26 part series BallooniVille, creator and presenter), ITV Daybreak (appearance for Cool Before School), ITV The Graham Norton Show (balloon sculpture), BBC The Fimbles (balloon modelling, CBeebies/Novel Finders), MTV (Animated balloon sculptures for titles), Yorkshire Television Ltd (Mendeleev documentary, card manipulation), Labrador Films ('The Life and Death of Peter Sellers', ukulele consultant), Channel 4 (Christmas Lectures, Royal Institute, space themed balloon model making), BBC (Newsnight, Gambling Commission feature, card manipulation), DVD The Secret Cabaret The Creator's Cut (card and coin flourishes), Vogue (balloon models for Kate Moss shoot for Spanish Vogue), Catalogue shoot for Mothercare (balloon models for Baby K, Myleene Klass product range)

Hospital Shows: Guy's, St. Thomas', Middlesex (London)

Charities: Warchild, Anti-Slavery, Clic Sargent Cancer Care, Born Free Foundation, Reach, Breakthrough Breast Cancer, Help a London Child, British Airways Happy Child, Parkinsons Research at Hadassah, Jerusalem.

...and at many private functions, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, bat and bar mitzvahs etc. around the UK and beyond

As well as having worked at all the major hotels in London we are familiar with many venues around the UK.

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A few very kind comments from some of the above clients to give you a sense of what David can do for you

went down an absolute STORM - you totally ENTRANCED all our guests, both young and old - BRILLIANT, very entertaining - thanks for your OUTSTANDING work - sterling performance - as always, WONDERFUL work - ORIGINAL and completely FANTASTIC - a total STAR - how HAPPY we were with your performance - never seen anyone work so hard - wouldn't be the same without you - the BEST we have seen - so much FUN - I've NEVER seen anyone handle cards like that before - Better than good - I love that - this is the best thing I've ever seen - natural and funny - that's wicked it really is

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- They say the customer is always right -

- Some recent letters and emails received -

"Thank you so much for finding David for us for the wedding, he was perfect, and went down a storm. Apologies for the fact that I think the two little bridesmaids followed him everywhere, but then he was making the most amazing things with balloons, so what more could he expect!! anyway he was brilliant, and the wedding appeared to be enjoyed by all, especially the Bride and Groom which is, in the end, all that mattered!" (A+D)

"David was definitely the highlight of the evening and he was the main subject of conversation on the Monday following. He was a great personality and amazing entertainer - everyone just loved him! We were very lucky to have him and he helped make a fantastic evening" (S D)

"Thank you much for an excellent job at our Celebration Party yesterday. Many of our guests commented on how fabulous your magic tricks and balloon creations are. I would also like to thank you for you professionalism. As a busy party organiser on the night not to mention having to give a speech it was reassuring to see you confidently working the room and producing squeals of delight. You arrived on time, got on with the job and did it really well, with the minimum of fuss and to maximum effect. Once again, thank you." (F + M)

"Hi David, Just to say a huge THANK YOU for making our wedding day extra special and very memorable for all who came - everyone has been raving about you. It was really kind of you to stay for so long as well. Thanks again. All the best" (N+J)
"Thank you so much. It was a really fab evening and everyone thought you were great. Now we're looking for an excuse for another party. Hope to see you again in the future." (S M)
"Many thanks for all your very hard work last Sunday - you were exceptional" (P A)

 - thank you very much for all your kind comments  -

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"Fantastic – I have had feedback from so many guests and all of them we're just astonished at the balloon sculptures

and sheer brilliance of this magician!" (Brasenose College, Oxford)

"Phenomenal" (Harrods)

Comments from the world of magic:

You were exceptional and excellent (Gregory Wilson)

I've never seen that before, very entertaining (David Berglas)

Brilliant (Alan Shaxon)

One of the first to be doing this stuff (Jerry Sadowitz)

One of the top five in the country (Simon Drake)

I love the Hinge cuts (Jerry Cestkowski)

You rock (De'vo)

You where really fantastic - big respect unto you! (Zap)

Superb Unique Performance and a Gentleman (Max Somerset)

Highly Entertaining (Jerry O'Connell)