A PERFORMING craftsman from Middlewich has received yet another award for his work in the entertainment industry.

Balloon expert, Alan Russell, 47, received the Specialist Entertainer award from Unit One entertainment agency for his talents in balloon modelling.

Alan, who is also president of the Order of the Magi, said: “The thing is you don’t know you are going to be awarded anything so it’s quite a surprise when you win.

“You get to meet a full spectrum of people in this job, some real characters, and you get to rub shoulders with quite a few celebrities.”

The Specialist Entertainer award is given to those who have impressed within their field of expertise and Alan’s talents are certainly not to be taken lightly.

“I do a full sized motorcycle made entirely from balloons, it takes around six hours for me to make without a rider on and around seven hours with a rider.” He said.

Alan has received numerous accolades for his work in the past and will no doubt be hoping that the bubble, or balloon, doesn’t burst any time soon.