AJ Pyrotechnics is a small firework company based in Kent but with a big reputation. We were born out of the love and thrill of seeing fireworks and all of the team who work here are passionate about what we do and what we deliver.

We are new to the competitive display circuit, with our first competition being at the British Firework Championships in Plymouth in 2017 and are thrilled to be taking part now in the Firework Champions at Stanford Hall.

After weeks spent listening to the team’s favourite compositions, including the director’s favourite top Elvis songs, we hope we have come up with a great musical composition, showcased by some breathtaking, dynamic pyrotechnics sequences and effects.

Thanks to the event organisers for the opportunity for us to compete and all at AJ Pyrotechnics wish you and all our fellow competitors a fantastic night!


Optimum Fireworks were established in 2009, but have been providing their services in the professional firework industry for over 20 years. This family run company are very proud to have already taken four Firework Champions titles with their entries in 2014 at Broughton Hall, in 2015 at Capesthorne Hall, Newby Hall in 2016 and Belvoir Castle in 2018. They are the preferred supplier to many local and prestigious venues and provide private displays all year round alongside many public displays at festivals and over the November season. They were also recognised in 2015 as an outstanding supplier by being voted “North of England Entertainment Provider of the Year” by the Wedding Guide.

Optimum provide their services with the help of a large group of very passionate firework enthusiasts. As a result they are proud to offer their local venues with the lowest budgeted starting package of any UK professional company. Having always put their love of pyrotechnics first, the whole team are involved from the very beginning of nearly all of the displays they provide.

Since they began, Optimum have helped provide creative, tailor made firework displays for hundreds of happy couples, corporate and council events and celebrations alongside many charitable organisations. Their team’s memorable events include providing pyrotechnic entertainment at the Beat Herder Festival for the past four years, firing a display for Hull Kingston Rovers promotion party live on Sky Sports, performing with the Halle Orchestra at the prestigious Giggleswick School’s Quincentenary, Jamiroqui’s birthday celebrations, Ripon’s Two One Engineering Regiment’s homecoming, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, and displays during the filming of the US TV series My Big Redneck Vacation.

Each year Optimum have attempted to be creative with their competition entries to help stand out, they have included in their shows scaffolding towers and even telehandlers, with careful choice of individual fireworks and meticulous choreography to suit the mood and tempo of their song choices. We hope this commitment shows through on the evening and the audience enjoys our display as much as previous years.


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 2019 Nantwich Spooktacular on Saturday 26th 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.

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. 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.

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