Our new Flickr photostream

Montage of professional fireworks in night sky

We’ve just launched our new Flickr photo stream where you can see our own photos of some of the best displays we have worked on over the years.

We’ll update this stream from time to time, so please follow it if you are a Flickr user (it’s free to join). Flickr is more specialist than Instagram, not least because you can download images direct from the site in high res and use them under a Creative Commons Licence (but not for commercial purposes).

Your fireworks are being made while you read this

Close up of firework being made in China

We’ve just had news that our spectacular fireworks for this year are now being made to order in China. They will be ready for shipping by next month and will be with us in good time for the bonfire season (as well as for all the weddings and parties we will be helping people to celebrate over the summer). These are already planned in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, the rest of the East Midlands, and across the UK.

The photo above shows someone making a 94 shot z cake. The small tubes will fire first – quickly and in a sweeping motion across the sky – with the final four bigger tubes launching big effects into the sky at the end. The whole lot will go off in about 30 seconds, so this is a stunning firework to use at the end of your display. We have loads of these ordered for delivery to our depot in Staffordshire this summer. And don’t forget that we offer free delivery to all postcodes starting NG (Nottingham) and DE (Derby).

We use similar fireworks in the professional displays we run with our friends at Electrify – so give us a ring if you are planning a big event and let us take the whole thing off your hands. We do everything from the risk assessment, to the design, the layout, the firing, and the clear up afterwards.

A Quiet Night Out

Celtic Fireworks Logo

To Alconbury last night for a Trade night with Celtic Fireworks. Celtic are one of the largest suppliers of fireworks in the UK and we base many of our displays and retail ranges around their fantastic products.

This was a demonstration of some of their best quiet fireworks. We already stock many of them, but it was a chance to see some new ones and order them in time for November 2019. As soon as they are in the UK we will get our delivery, and make the retail products available on this site. We will also be supplying Category 4 products (which are for professional use only) to our trade customers.

So keep an eye out.

ZIADA: 5 Minds Better Than One

5 students meet to advise us on marketing

To the University of Nottingham, where this brilliant team of students are helping me with some research on marketing.

They’ve called themselves ZIADA (using their initials) and have already done some really useful background research for me, and are now digging deeper and coming up with advice on the best way of reaching new customers.

It’s part of a project run by the University where students are set a Consultancy Challenge, and work on a real business issue on behalf of a local company or charity.

Time to restock

Red and gold fireworks burst in a night sky

We’ve still got a great range of products in our stores. But it’s time to order some more.

The main stocks of fireworks for the UK are ordered in Spring, made in the Summer (mostly in China), arrive here in August, and sold in the Autumn. This means we have to plan up to 18 months ahead. And for a growing business like ours that can be tricky.

Fortunately our friends at Electrify Pyrotechnics (who we work with on all their big public displays throughout the year) are really experienced at working out what they need to have in the country. And when they need it.

And our feedback from all our lovely retail customers tells us what you like to use yourselves at your parties, your celebrations, and every time you need an excuse to have some fireworks.

So if there’s anything you would like us to get for you, now’s the time to ask.

Lighting Up Time

Lights and professional fireworks reflected over a river

To Bedford with Electrify Pyrotechnics to provide the fireworks for the switching on of the town’s Christmas lights. Father Christmas was there on a giant screen that rose up out of the river. And then we saw him high up in the sky driving his sleigh.

After he had flown away, we had the lights, the music and the fireworks. A hard day’s work, and a hard night’s clear-up. But nothing compared to the work Father Christmas will be doing later this month.

50,000 Happy Faces

Professional firework display reflected in a lake

Over 50,000 people saw our fireworks this week. From the smallest family gathering to some of the biggest public displays in the UK. We provided the products for them all.

Thanks to our friends at Electrify Pyrotechnics who put on displays across the country, including the one pictured above (terrific photo by Gez Robinson). And thanks to all the customers who bought fireworks through this site.

And thanks to our suppliers, too, including Celtic, Jubilee, Kimbolton, and Profusion for the amazing and consistent quality of the products.

We still have stock available. So start planning your New Year’s Eve parties.

Start 2019 with one of our brilliant cakes. They start at £7.99 and go up to £89.99.

All Ready for Bonfire Night

Rows of mortar tubes used in professional firework displays

Some of the 1500 mortar tubes that our friends at Electrify Pyrotechnics will be using over Bonfire Night. Each one will hold an aerial shell that will be launched hundreds of feet into the air before it explodes into a star, a flower shape, a smiley face, or another amazing effect.

Electrify are organising displays all over the country for Bonfire Night this year. And we are providing the fireworks for all of them. We’re also firing four of the displays for them – so if you see Electrify, you will see our fireworks.

If you are organising your own display, please take care. We put safety above everything else, and we want you to do the same.

Free Delivery a Big Hit

Consumer fireworks brochure and price list

Our new free delivery service is a big hit. Who would have guessed?

Maybe people like the idea that they can come to this site, get clear guidance on the best fireworks available, and see that they are great value.

Maybe they like the way they can preview the fireworks and make their final choices without having to leave the house.

Maybe they like the way we deliver them direct to their home or office. For free. At a time that works for them.

If you want to find out why it’s so popular, give it a try. But hurry… the last day for on-line orders which can be delivered in time for Bonfire Night is October 31st.