When you call Fantastic Fireworks you will speak to one of our friendly and knowledgeable staff. Here is our Who’s Who at FF. Portraits by Daniel Morgenstern.
Job Title: Senior Display Manager & Senior Firer
Year Started: 2008
Favourite Firework/FF Memory: The buzz of my first show at Stoke Park. I was playing the parts of firer and client facer… the adrenaline and the joy at the client’s reaction made it.
Interesting Fact: I once danced with Warwick Davis (star of Willow & Life’s Too Short)) dressed as a squirrel!
Job title: Display Manager & Senior Firer
Year Started: 2011
Favourite Firework/FF Memory: Working on the Drayton Manor Park 60th anniversary display, with all the fireworks, flames and lasers it simply blew me away.
Interesting Fact: I proposed to my wife Eva with a firework message which read: Marry me!
Job title: Events Manager
Year started: 2012
Favourite Firework/FF Memory: Meeting the FF team for the first time at Warwick Castle
Interesting Fact: My dad is head gardener at Castle Howard
Job Title: Operations Manager & Senior Firer
Year Started: 2006
Favourite Firework/FF Memory: Going on the company’s yearly fireworks sourcing trip to the Far East and eating donkey hot pot in Beijing!
Interesting Fact: I once got drunk and bought a car on Ebay, couldn’t get insured on it and had to sell it!
Job Title: Site Manager
Year Started: 2000
Favourite Firework/FF Memory: Being the first company to do pyro for the band “The Darkness”. Before us they were scared and thought they might get hurt by it – we taught them otherwise! After that they used pyro on every one of their shows!
Interesting Fact: I have jumped out of a helicopter on a snowboard!
Job Title: Retail Sales Manager
Year Started: 2009
Favourite Firework/FF Memory: Seeing daylight fireworks for the first time when we did the fireworks on Saturday Superstore (with Keith Chegwin!) in 1988.
Interesting Fact: I was selected to play cricket for France in the 2001 ICC Trophy!
Job Title: Display Director & Senior Firer
Year started: 1999
Favourite Firework Memory: Being given a hotpot at 3o’clock in the morning after a freezing cold, wet and windy Millennium show on the Isle of Man by a very thoughtful client’s wife.
Interesting Fact: I used to be a fairground operator in the south of France!
Job Title: Managing Director
Year started: 1985
Favourite Firework Memory: Launching a mouse in a rocket in 1962 and bringing it safely back to earth on a parachute!
Interesting Fact: I used to be Editor of the Sun Soccer Annual