A MID ULSTER party supplies firm is itself popping the Champagne corks after it scooped a major award from a leading parenting website.
Airplay Inflatables, based in Bellaghy, was voted the winner of the best Party Supplier Category in Northern Ireland, in the national party awards from Netmums.com.
Dubbed the UK’s ‘Parenting Oscars’, more than a million parents and childcarers were eligible to vote for the huge UK-wide prize.
Airplay Inflatables, run by husband and wife team Jason and Louise Young, beat hundreds of rival suppliers from across Northern Ireland to win the prestigious award.
The couple set up the business in 2011 after spotting a gap in the local market. Initially supplying bouncy castles, they now also offer marquees, mascot costumes, garden games as well as facepainters, balloon modellers and more.
Jason and Louise are no strangers to success, having won the Best Customer Service award at the 2012 Mid Ulster Business Awards.
Speaking after learning of the netmums.com win, Jason said: “We put on parties for everyone else but we will be holding one for ourselves after winning!
“It’s fantastic news and we are so proud local parents love what we do and want the rest of the country to know about us too.
“The award makes all the hard work worthwhile and proves that a local business like ours can get national recognition.”