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Flashpoint Fireworks Ltd team
Flashpoint Fireworks Ltd team
Accomplishing his dream back in 2003, of owning and running his own firework display company - Jason’s passion for providing stunning pyrotechnic displays stems from seeing fireworks fired in the city of Valencia over the past ten years. He adores the artistic side of display design and is always looking for the next magical effect to use in one of Flashpoints displays. Jason is responsible for the day to day running of Flashpoint Fireworks, he is very proud of how the company has grown to the size it is today over the past two years. Jason says “Working closely with all our clients to achieve the best possible display within a set budget is our main aim”. He has worked hard to find the best display managers for his business and is delighted all of his team have the same ambitions to provide stunning displays whilst offering value for money. Jason works very closely with all of his team making sure that displays are designed in a exciting manor and that safety is paramount at every display they fire.
Paul has been working closely with Flashpoint for the past four years. He comes from a Health and Safety background and is our eyes and ears when we need advise on problematic firework displays. Paul has worked with a number of specialist firework companies over the past eight years, providing advise and fantastic displays at venues such as Hampton Court Palace. He specialises in stage effects and large format displays and is our electrical expert when it comes to using our digital firing systems on our fantastic musical displays fired up and down the country. Paul says his ‘passion for pyro’ comes from when he used to look at fireworks, as a child, in his local corner shop and always was told that he would not like those as they were very noisy... well he certainly has got over that fear now! Paul can normally be found in the centre of a display site with miles of cables all around him with his firemans overalls on. If the truth be told, he has on more than one occasions been asked if he was a stripper gram when working on a display site. Paul is also a qualified ADR driver.
Jon has worked with Flashpoint for over three years. In that short space of time Jon has already worked on numerous displays, both large and small, including being part of the British Musical Fireworks Championships 2009 winning team. Jon is a Health and Safety Manager by day, so safety of the audience and the display team is always a top priority for him. Some of Jon's best childhood memories are from bonfire nights in November, either from small displays with the family in the back garden or going to big local displays, such as Ripley or Cranleigh. “There’s something really special about bonfire night with the lingering smell of wood smoke in the air accompanied by the deafening bangs of fireworks going off everywhere”. Jon often spends his time at displays trying to make the finale as memorable as possible, and has been known to ask if we can set all the fireworks off in one go. Which, whilst undoubtedly spectacular, would make for an extremely short display! As a result Jon is not allowed near the firing system at the start of displays, just in case...
Having worked with Flashpoint Fireworks for many years, Steve is now one of our most accredited display managers. He has had a fascination and passion for fireworks since his childhood, a passion that he has never lost and which he continues to enjoy sharing with our customers designing fantastic displays. Steve is British Pyrotechnics Association Accredited and has extensive experience within the professional fireworks industry having worked with some of the biggest displays in the UK, including: Trafalgar 200, The Fireworks Champions (Stanford Hall), The British Fireworks Championships, The British Musical Fireworks Championships and The Festival of Fireworks to name just s few. Steve is also a qualified ADR driver and works with Paul looking after all of our training and display design.
Like most Ian fell in love with fireworks watching his dad light a few in the garden. After doing electrical studies at college Ian became a lighting director for many top clubs and chart bands. Pyrotechnics was a natural progression using light, colour, sound and technology. Ian has worked with a few display companies but now settled down with Flashpoint. “The Flashpoint brand has become well know in the industry and is expanding rapidly. The investment in advanced firing systems and display racks mean we can deliver fantastic displays. To us its not all about profit, its a time devoted to our passion… That’s why I proudly work for Flashpoint Fireworks!”
Rob still vividly remembers his days as a child, watching his dad light fireworks in the back garden on bonfire night. The heavy cold air, smoke in the grass, the intoxicating smell of burnt gunpowder and the amazingly colourful & noisy magic the fireworks performed. The love of all things pyrotechnic has stayed with him ever since. The chance to work on professional displays with Flashpoint Fireworks was an opportunity Rob could not miss. The satisfaction from firing a great display, and the awe and happiness of the star-struck spectators is a huge rush. From hand-lighting the first mortar of a display, to helping set up huge pyromusical displays, and even the painstaking clear up afterwards, Rob is a man devoted to the art of fire, and probably always will be.
Nick has had a passion for Fireworks, ever since he watched his Grandfather celebrate his November Birthday with fireworks. His father used to take him to help with the set-up of a Round Table displays in the 70’s when "light the blue touch paper" fireworks sat in buckets and wheelbarrows of sand and children had 'Freddie' the Firework Code to keep them safe. In recent years his passion has merely grown stronger; he is an avid supporter of safety, having obtained his BPA Level 1 Operator registration and supports a range of new technologies recently made available to the industry. He feels very fortunate to have worked on such a large range of shows at Flashpoint each bringing the magic of the skies to the people... "Let the darkness be light, when a fireworks bright; and for a while, let the people smile". Nick is also a qualified ADR driver.
Ricky is the newest member of the Flashpoint team and his love of fireworks all started when watching the new years eve fireworks in London on television as a child. When he was 18 he started buying garden fireworks and putting on small displays for his family and friends. He started working started working with Flashpoint Fireworks in January 2010 and every since his passion and understanding of fireworks has grown with every display he has worked display which includes the British Firework Championships in Plymouth. He really enjoys working with such a great team of like minded people and providing clients with a magical Flashpoint display.