Digital tickets are available until 11am SAT 15th SEP for Arley Hall, after then cash on the gate only.


As out and out newbies to the competition world, we would firstly like to thank Mat Lawrence and his team at MLE for giving us the opportunity to compete in this great event and hope we can do him proud with our display.

Andrew Pittam, the company director single handily runs the company with a small but dedicated team of display staff. Founded at the end of 2014, we have slowly grown the business; heavily investing every penny earned back into equipment and stock. We now have an ever increasing client base of both corporate and private customers; providing displays for bonfire night, weddings and even a Royal Artillery Officers Ball.

The display we have designed for Newby Hall is by far the biggest we have ever undertaken; not only do we hope to wow you with a spectacle of light, but also take you on a musical journey through time.

As an avid fan of the Fireworks Champions events from both a spectator and from helping other teams in the past, I can guarantee you will have an amazing evening of entertainment!

Good luck to all the other teams competing in the event, we look forward to meeting you all on site.

Show Designer- Andrew Pittam
Firing System - Fire By Wire


Blitz Fireworks were formed in 2007 and it began as a hobby for its two directors and quickly developed into a full blown enterprise. Blitz are a multi-award winning company and have been crowned winners at the Firework Champions events for the last 5 years. The success we have enjoyed is all down to team effort and a nothing but the best attitude from all the Blitz family in short our company motto of “ Marching On Together” really does apply to our family of enthusiasts.

Blitz provide displays across the length and breadth of the UK for many high profile clients and will once again produce one of the biggest annual displays in the UK at The 2018 Nantwich Spooktacular on Saturday 27th of October.

Our display choreographer Neil has prepared a breathtaking show for your enjoyment tonight with outstanding musical scores that provide a “something for everyone feel” Although we are working to prepare the display for your enjoyment the whole crew are excited to see what has been choreographed as we are all firework fanatics just like you lovely lot and our excitement levels are at fever pitch but with a pinch of nerves thrown in for good measure.

From everyone at Blitz we hope you all have a fantastic evening and enjoy tonight’s world class displays and we sportingly wish our fellow competitors good luck with their displays.

A Group Hug from all at BLITZ.


We are Spectrum Fireworks and Special Effects, a professional firework and SFX provider based in the North East of England with an appetite for all things pyrotechnics! We have a team of highly trained skilled professionals who work tirelessly to provide stunning displays and services for weddings, celebrations, corporate occasions, television, film and festivals throughout the year countrywide.

Although relatively new to the industry our fresh and innovative approach has enabled us to work with some of the biggest companies and organisation such as the BBC, ITV, Sky, Audi, Mazda, The Royal Air Force, Ministry of Defence and global artists such as Katy Perry, Kings of Leon and Tinie Tempah.

We’re delighted to be invited to compete in Firework Champions 2018 and we would like to thank MLE Pyrotechnics for the invitation. Planning is already underway for the competition and we look forward to surprising the audience with something truly innovative that has never been seen before at the competition and hopefully winning your vote!

Closing Display...

Daventry, Northamptonshire

MLE Pyrotechnics was founded in 1999 just before the millennium and has become one of the leading companies in the firework industry.

We specialise in providing unique high quality displays all over the world ranging from weddings to large scale outdoor events and import a wide range of premium quality fireworks for their own use and supply to other UK companies.

Clients include the UK’s largest free bonfire night event as well as other key names such as Sainsbury’s, Oxford University, Karcher, Morrisons, the RAF, MTV and Ford.

MLE have been firing displays internationally since 2005. In 2014 we were awarded 1st prize in the St Brevin firework competition. We are representing the UK in Taiwan and France in 2016.

Sister company, FireByWire Limited, manufactures digital computerised firing systems used for accurately setting sequences off at the press of a button. This technology is used worldwide by companies and is one of the most sophisticated systems available.

Our attitude is to constantly evolve and improve what we do. We work with the very best suppliers and factories around the world and combine this with a team of passionate crew members bringing a diverse skill set ranging from programmers through to engineers.

In 2013 we introduced the world famous Vaccalluzzo Italian fireworks to the UK, working with the factory we are exclusive importers/distributors for the UK marketplace. They also hold the same agreement with Pirotecnia Zaragozana from Spain.

We would like to thank you all for attending the event and we hope you enjoy the evening and fantastic displays.

Book your 2018 tickets

Tickets can be bought online from this website, by ringing MLE the organisers on 01327 876037, or at the entrance gate on the day. If you buy tickets in advance then there is a discount offered. The tickets are posted out to you along with a letter and leaflet for the event. If you pre-order you will receive information about the next event along with a discount code for future years. You can opt not to receive this during the booking process.

Make it an evening to remember for less. Pre book your tickets before the event and you could save up to 20% off the gate price.

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