Resources and Data

Progressive Party is dedicated to helping everyone who makes up the weird and wonderful world that is the party market. An important part of these efforts is the annual ‘retail barometer’ which has been conducted at the end of each year since 2010.

Market data

The results, taken from retailers right across the party spectrum and carefully collated by the Progressive Party team, make for a fascinating – and valuable – snapshot of the current party market.

Click here to view the Progressive Party Survey 2011

Click here to view the Progressive Party Survey 2012
Click here to view the Progressive Party Survey 2013
Click here to view the Progressive Party Survey 2014
Click here to view the Progressive Party Survey 2015

Licensed Product

Officially licensed product is important to the UK party industry, with iconic retro characters often proving as popular as the latest kids brand. For more information on the ever-changing licensing market, please visit the site of Progressive Party's sister publication, The Licensing Source Book Europe

Industry associations and key exhibitions
The balloon association, representing balloon decorators, retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers.
Home of the British Costume Association, working closely with suppliers and retailers in this specialist area.
BAPIA (The Balloon And Party Industry Alliance) is an organisation set up to serve and promote the interests of the Balloon and Party industry and all those working in it.
The UK & Irelands face painting association, bringing together the country’s best talent, suppliers, and retailers.
Europe’s most important greeting card exhibition attracting visitors for all areas including greetings, party, licensing, stationery.
One of the key trade shows in the UK, which includes exhibitors offering balloon, costume and party-ware.
The annual European toy fair in Nuremberg, which also has a party (Karneval) hall where a great number of European and Asian party product suppliers are found.

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