For me (the designer) this location is somewhat special, it was at Belvoir Castle seven years ago watching the displays that I thought, "I think I could do this". It sparked my imagination for the integration of fireworks with music, so finally being asked to compete here is quite literally a dream come true.
We would like to think that by winning three out of four competitions we know a thing or two about designing and executing a fantastic pyro musical firework display. We source pyrotechnics from across the globe to bring the audience something refreshing with great impact.
This year we are up against some really tough competition, one team being responsible for taking numerous Firework Champion victories and British Championship titles. Some would fear being against such a talented team, however for us it simply means this is time to grow, to improve, and to focus even more than before.
If one thing is certain, you the audience are going to have a night of fireworks entertainment unrivalled in the UK. We will deliver our best performance yet and we are certain so will the other teams.
We provide many firework displays across the UK annually, from wedding displays, bonfire shows and NYE events.
We have worked with the Military, Council's, Round Table's, Festival organisers and so forth. The biggest event in our calendar would have to be the UK's biggest 360 degree firework display, that show is something totally different and a production we are proud of.
We look forward to seeing you all on the night and wish the other teams the very best of luck.
Designer- Jason Graham
Gala FireworksLike many fireworks display companies, Gala Fireworks was born out of a burning passion for fireworks and pyrotechnics. We take great pride in every display, whether it's a small wedding show with 20 guests, or a full-scale public festival with 200,000 spectators. Our team of professional firers are trained to level 1 and 2 of the British Pyrotechnics Association training scheme. This means you can rest assured that we will design, rig and execute your firework display as safely as possible, at the same time providing a sensational and spectacular finale to your event or big day.
We are a multi award-winning firework display team having achieved the following recent accolades:
1st Place - 2013 Belvoir Castle Firework Champions Event
1st Place - 2014 Eastnor Castle Firework Champions Event
2nd Place - 2014 British Musical Firework Championships (Southport)
1st Place - 2016 Stanford Hall Firework Champions Event
1st Place - 2016 British Firework Championships (Plymouth)
2nd Place - 2017 Belvoir Castle Firework Champions Event
Komodo Fireworks was founded in 2004 by company director and display designer Rob Sosbe, and since then have consistently grown in stature and reputation as one of the best in the business for producing breathtaking professional firework displays, from intimate wedding receptions, right through to large-scale private, corporate, and public events.
Rob heads up a team of over 50 dedicated and experienced pyrotechnicians who work for us on displays of all shapes and sizes carried out right across the UK.
Rob said: “It has been an incredible journey for the Komodo team over the last few years and we have high hopes for the future, including plans in place to compete in our first International musical competition when the world hopefully gets back to normal. Despite the challenges of last season for us all, and of course as a business within the events industry, adversity and the challenges of the pandemic also inspired us as a business, and we were incredibly proud to have managed the production of the UK’s biggest live public firework display of 2020 in support of the NHS and key workers. Our amazing team delivered six large scale synchronised musical displays on the 5th of November, reaching an estimated audience of over 200,000 stay at home residents!
Being invited back to the firework Champions this season is kind of where it all began on the competition scene for us, going on from our first wins at Belvoir Castle, Capesthorne Hall and Eastnor to win the British Musical firework Championships – twice! We can’t wait to Paint the Sky back in our home patch & wish you all a great evening at Stanford Hall “
Closing Display...MLE PYROTECHNICS
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. In 2018 we were invited to fire a 10 minute pyromusical display at the 2018 Liuyang firework contest.
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.
We produce everything ourselves from the drone hardware through to the 3D show designs. Because we also provide fireworks, lighting and lasers in house we are in the very unique position of being able to offer unrivalled choreography combined with other visual artforms.
We are the first company in the UK to be awarded permission from the CAA for the production of ongoing drone displays with and without fireworks.
Subject to the weather on the day you'll witness one of the first ever drone light shows to take place in front of an audience. Get your cameras out and prepare to be amazed as a swarm of drones take to the sky and perform a routine with vivid colours and movement across the sky.
Element is subject to any local ATC approval and weather on the day. Provided as a free element of the ticket.
AeroSparxAeroSPARX - a Night Air-Display Revolution
The Aerosparx team have revolutionised the air-show world combining formation aerobatics with nighttime pyrotechnics!
Aerosparx are the original market leaders in airborne pyrotechnics, and keep ahead by constantly pioneering new and exciting innovations in our display! We paint with light - to leave a remarkable picture in the night sky.
Element is subject to CAA permissions and weather on the day. Provided as a free element of the ticket.
Pilots Guy and Rob:
Guy started AeroSPARX to bring together four special elements in display flying, Formation, Aerobatics, flying with pyro and flying at night. Guy is an aerobatic pilot, a glider pilot and an occasional tug pilot. He is Eight times National Glider Aerobatic Champion at unlimited level and has been on the British team for three World Aerobatic Championships. Guy has been flying aerobatics since 1993 and displaying gliders since 1998, he has two world records tandem paragliding with his twin brother Richard, is an advanced aerobatic instructor and examiner and CAA Display Evaluator. Guy also flies the Boeing 787 Dreamliners for British Airways from Heathrow.
Rob is team flight leader and started fly in 1983 at the age of 17 (before he’d even learnt to drive!) and soon advanced up the ranks, becoming an instructor in the late 90’s and progressing from Instructor to CFI at one of the biggest gliding clubs in UK – The Gliding Centre at Husbands Bosworth – in 2013. Rob also now works on a number of major projects with national organisations related to inspiring youngsters and others into taking up careers and hobbies in aviation, whilst also developing projects to capture a more mainstream audience. In Rob’s spare time he also fly’s a number of aircraft from different gliders, tug aircraft, classic chipmunks, motor gliders and his own Robin DR400 around UK and Europe.
Although originally a laser manufacturer, we think about our business differently. We don’t consider ourselves to be in the laser equipment business but rather the entertainment business. This means we go above and beyond just laser shows to create everything from custom laser displays and laser mapping through to 3D video and holographic projections, right up to fireworks and water shows. You name it, we can do it.
During the past 25 years we have been presented with many opportunities, embracing these exciting challenges and experiences. Being part of teams in entertainment shows of all shapes and sizes for a range of brands has exposed us to many different approaches. This has helped create who we are today.
We are proud to be involved with Firework Champions and look forward to lighting the skys between the shows.