Fantastic Fireworks won the British Fireworks Championship in Plymouth, beating five other leading British teams with a display watched by an audience of more than 100,000 who lined the city’s cliffs and promenades.

The company, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, bagged its second title win on 18 August, adding to the one it won at the inaugural competition back in 1997.

Managing director Jon Culverhouse said: “It’s a fantastic present for our 30th birthday year. Our team worked in atrocious conditions to get the display up. Wind and driving rain all day soaked everyone to the skin but we managed to keep the fireworks dry. It’s a credit to the professionalism of our team that everything went off as planned.”

The title comes after the company was invited to the Cannes Film Festival to launch the latest Expendables movie.

More accolades are in the offing when they travel to Cincinnati in the USA next month to take part in the international fireworks competition Fire Up the Night. The company also has a third chance of glory in October when it competes in the British Musical Fireworks Championship in Southport, this time with fireworks choreographed to a music soundtrack.

In November the company will be delivering some of the nation’s biggest and most spectacular displays, including a unique fireworks production of Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds at Drayton Manor Park and Windsor Racecourse.

  1. Fantastic Fireworks (Team D) – 67.50
  2. Spyrotechnics (Team B) – 66.92
  3. 1st Galaxy Fireworks (Team F) – 62.13
  4. Gala Fireworks (Team E) – 60.08
  5. Essex Pyrotechnics (Team C) – 57.50
  6. Phoenix Fireworks (Team A) – 53.17

Plymouth Before