about Brightfire

BrightFire Pyrotechnics Ltd. is owned and run by Mike Sansom and his team of highly skilled pyrotechnicians and engineers.

BrightFire started trading initially as Brighton Fireworks in 2001. As well as providing some of the country's best consumer fireworks we are also at the forefront of digitally fired fireworks displays. Over the past 5 years, BrightFire has expanded into some other very specialised fields including, TV and film prop making and engineering.


BrightFire Pyrotechnics is licenced and insured to deal with any explosive needs. We regularly provide SFX and scientific demonstrations for the TV and Film industry.

BrightFire is also licenced under ADR to transport any type of explosives.

what we Do

  • Fireworks

    We design all our own fireworks which are produced in China to our exact specification. We supply our professional firework range to many trade customers throughout the UK.

  • TV and Film SFX

    BrightFire have worked on hundreds of TV and Film productions. We can create any Special Effect that is desired. If we don't have a specific effect in stock then we make it in our fully kitted workshop. Producers come to us with an idea and leave a fully functioning custom made product.

  • Science and Engineering

    BrightFire regularly provide consultation to TV producers in the fields of Science and Engineering. Mike Sansom is an accomplished chemist and engineer and never fails to amaze his clients. Our clients include; BBC, National Geographic, Sunday Brunch, author Peter James and many more [...]

  • Prop designing and building

    We can design and build any prop you require. We have built all kinds of props from a remote controlled golf buggy to entire villages for films [...]

meet a few of our team

  • Mike Sansom

    Mike is the MD of BrightFire Pyrotechnics. His passion for fireworks, fire and explosives is what has fuelled BrightFire into the successful business it is today.

  • Glen Downs

    Glen is a expert engineer. No job is too big for Glen to take on. Glen has also been working with fireworks for over 8 years.

  • Tom Martin

    Tom is a model maker by trade and has been working in the fireworks and special effects industry for over 6 years.