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.

Rino Sampieri, Display Manager, Fantastic Fireworks Rino Sampieri
Job title:
Senior 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!


Rachel Deighton, Events Manager, Fantastic Fireworks Rachel Deighton
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





David Willsher, Operations Manager, Fantastic Fireworks David Willsher
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!




Tom Clark, Site Manager, Fantastic FireworksTom Clark
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!



Pascal Culverhouse, Retail Sales Manager, Fantastic Fireworks Pascal Culverhouse
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!



Steve Boothman, Display Director, Fantastic FireworksSteve Boothman
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!



Jon Culverhouse, Managing Director, Fantastic FireworksJon Culverhouse
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