About Us

Over 30 Years As The UK's Leading Specialist Balloon & Party Wholesaler.

Hi, my names George Oustayiannis and I'm the proud founder and Director of GO International, and it gives me great pleasure to welcome you, and introduce you to our company. Once you start working with us, you'll quickly discover we don't just sell wholesale balloons and party products, but we support and innovate our industry both directly and indirectly. More importantly, we know what we are selling, and my experienced sales team are always on hand to give you useful help and advice. So if you are looking for a wholesale balloon and party supplier that actually understands the industry and cares about your success, then I'm confident we will be working together for many years to come.

I'm also tremendously proud to be the current Chairman of The National Association Of Balloon Artists And Suppliers (NABAS). Europe's largest independent balloon and party association with the sole aim of protecting our industry and members. It offers unrivalled help and support and the most comprehensive insurance policy, available. For further information on NABAS, please visit: www.nabas.co.uk

GO International is a UK owned business which I started from a one bedroom flat in 1985. It was at a time when the party industry didn't really exist in the UK, and you would be hard pushed to find a balloon on many UK high streets! To give you an idea of just how small the balloon industry was back then, Pioneer, the manufacturer of Qulatex Latex Balloons operated from a small lock up garage in North London, and Anagram Balloons had a small industrial unit in Stevenage. As for GO International, my Balloon Wholesale Business started in a one bedroom flat above a chip shop!

My first few years was spent travelling to trade shows in America and the Far East sourcing new and innovative balloons and party items for the UK and European market. GO International where amongst the first to offer professional balloon training and marketing in the UK. Even 30 years later, you will be hard pressed to find better focused and relevant training courses. More importantly, all our balloon training is unbiassed and focused on you, with no hard sell. In fact we actively dissuade anyone entering the balloon and party industry from buying anything until they understand what they need.

We never stop looking for what the balloon and party industry needs, and it's so important we innovate rather than imitate. Aqua Balloons, Balloon Confetti, Glitter Crafting Powder, Balloon Lights and UGLU are just some of the UK first we brought to market. If you are already in the balloon and party business, the chances are you have worked with something we have introduced.

During the current uncertainty with helium balloon gas prices and availability, we organised air filled training seminars so as to provide innovative ways of displaying and marketing balloons. We are dedicated to supporting wholesalers and retailers in the UK and Europe, and our focus is on supplying you with the products you need. Not only do we represent 65 of the World's leading manufacturers, we also source many of our own exclusive lines. We offer a one call does it all service, and as we have no allegiance to any one particular company. We will only sell you what you need and never pressure sell you into buying items you will never use or sell! Our help and advice is always honest and unbiased, so please remember, we are so much more than a balloon wholesaler!

We operate from our custom-built balloon and party warehouse in Stevenage which is seconds off Junction 7 of the A1. You are very welcome to visit our Cash & Carry and select from the latest ranges of balloons, themed tableware, decorations, party bags, plush toys, balloon gas and accessories. Or if you prefer you can shop online at www.gointerrnational.co.uk. We are always here to help, and our knowledgeable team are trained to take care of your needs. For all your product or training questions call us on 01438 745746 or email sales@gointernational.co.uk

Balloons and Party Wholesale is our business, in fact if you look at our website you will see it's all we do. We have built up an enviable reputation for customer service, knowledge and products, which is why our customer base ranges from one-man operations to multi nationals and leading Theme Parks. If you are serious about the party industry, then we should be working together. We hope you will join us on our journey and that we have the pleasure of serving you for many years to come.

Wishing You Health Happiness & Success In All You Do

George Oustayiannis. Director