Berkshire based Star Fireworks was established in 1971 as a family business, selling fireworks through a Bracknell retail premises. Since that time the business has evolved into the international display company they are today, with a growing list of clients at home and overseas.
In recent years the company has gained a reputation for quality displays for high profile clients and venues including The Rolling Stones, Christina Aguilera, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dame Shirley Bassey, Royal Botanical Gardens Kew, Blue Peter, Warwick Castle, Wembley Arena, City of Manchester Stadium, Murrayfield Stadium and the spectacular fireworks finale for the last six series of Channel 4’s Big Brother. Corporate clients include Marks and Spencer, Safeway Stores, De Beers Diamonds, Nissan and BMW with international events spanning the globe including for the Crown Prince of Dubai, The Royal Air Force on bases overseas including the South Atlantic and even snowy Copenhagen for a major corporate bank.
Star Fireworks import their own range of fireworks from China and also import display fireworks from some of the best European manufacturers. They operate a state-of-the-art computerised digital firing system capable of firing shows from the smallest of product launches right through to the largest national events. The Company are members of The British Pyrotechnists Association and carry £10million year round public liability insurance.
Company Profile and Services
Through a network of sites across the UK covering the South coast right up to the Highlands of Scotland, Star Fireworks have been striving to become one of the UK’s hottest fireworks talents. From the funkiest colourful mail-order fireworks packs through to fireworks for top pop stars, concerts and TV shows, Star Fireworks work hard to make sure your fireworks experience is the best ever. With over 30 years experience and a long list of delighted clients, the Star Fireworks international display team is the perfect choice for any event.
Using sophisticated computer technology the Star Fireworks designers can create the most awesome display for you to your precise requirements. Right across the UK and overseas, indoors and out, Star Fireworks have a wide ranging experience of displays and pyro effects for concerts, product launches, live TV events, weddings and November 5 th.
Star Fireworks' immense buying power means they can import quality fireworks and effects from all over the World, and with over 350 tonnes to choose from, your specially designed show is guaranteed to be unique in every way.
About the company
Established in 1971
Founding members of The British Pyrotechnists Association (a professional tradesmen’s guild style organisation)
Year-round £10million Public Liability Insurance Cover
Health and Safety Executive Licensed Explosives Company
Facilities located in Bracknell, Wokingham, Upper Heyford, Burton-on-Trent, Doncaster and Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Our own Group DGSA (Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser)
Over 350 tonnes of licensed explosives storage (net weight)
Fully trained specialist fireworks and pyrotechnics crews
About the fireworks
Huge range of fireworks ranging from consumer fireworks through to the highest power 1.1G professional use only aerial shells.
Fireworks from all around the World, including China, Spain, Germany, Taiwan, Thailand, UK, Czech Republic and France.
We import directly from the country of origin, saving time and money – we only stock the best effects that we choose, rather than picking from of a UK suppliers trade list. Our buyers regularly visit foreign suppliers for quality and safety checks.
Any budget, any location, any design. From SMPTE synch’d computerised pyro-musical displays through to hand-fired low-budget shows, our displays can adapt to all situations.
In-house designers prepare each display individually to customers specification.
Purpose-built equipment store ‘hangar’ holds a massive range of thousands of pieces of professional equipment and kit for just about every firework scenario imaginable.
About the pyrotechnics
We only use British-manufactured pyrotechnic effects that have been manufactured to the highest quality standards.
Huge effects range from streamers, glitter and confetti, through to gerbs, airbursts, waterfalls, smoke, concussions and flame projectors.
All effects come with full manufacturers data sheets, recommended safety distances and procedures.
All effects are scaleable to suit the location and proximity to audience, crew and set.
All effects are fired from manufacturer’s own design firing equipment, from smoke pods and glitter cartridges through to gerb holders and waterfalls. All overhead equipment rigged with appropriate safety harnesses/chains by qualified rigging technicians.
All effects fired using one of the company’s state-of-the-art digital firing systems, allowing computerized SMPTE time-code synchronised firing of effects. Effects systems feature US-style ‘dead-man’ technology to prevent firing in the event of an incident.
About our safety
Thorough risk analysis of every aspect of each event resulting in full risk assessment and method statement. A typical large concert or stadium based event may have 15 or more detailed pages of safety related paperwork.
Group DGSA (Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser) ensures compliance with Health and Safety legislation and expert source of advice on all explosives related matters.
Health and Safety Executive Explosives Inspectorate issued licences place additional rules and safety regulations on the company over and above the average small special effects/fireworks company.
Recognised management structure within the company, all events and displays led by an experienced Team Leader (Crew Chief). All Team Leaders and crew supervised by our Display Manager. Training and training refresher courses regularly carried out by personnel.
All consumer fireworks sold to the general public tested to comply with BS7114:2:88
Star Fireworks Code of Practice for Display and Pyrotechnic Effect Operators is applied to all work undertaken by the Company.
We're off to China in search of new fireworks The Star Fireworks team will depart for Liuyang China soon, the place where the most of the world's fireworks are manufactured - to buy the latest and biggest fireworks to add to our range