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 firework displays we also are one of the top SFX companies in the country, providing SFX and engineering to a huge number of world class TV productions.


BrightFire Pyrotechnics is licenced and insured to deal with any explosive needs. We 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 & Explosives

    We provide any size firework display you could possibly want, but we specialise in pyromusicals and were awarded the silver medal at the British Musical Firework Competition in Southport 2015.

  • 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 extensively kitted out workshops. 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, Discovery Channel, The Grand Tour, 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, a stelth tank to entire villages for films [...]

  • High Speed - Slow Motion Filming

    BrightFire own two Phantom high speed cameras by Vision Research. A Phantom HD Gold and a Phantom Flex. We can film up to 2550fps in ful 1080p. You can hire a Phantom camera for as little as £600 per day.


meet a few of our team

  • Mike Sansom

    Mike is the MD of BrightFire Pyrotechnics. His passion for fireworks, fire, explosives and engineering 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 10 years.

  • Tom Martin

    Tom is a model maker by trade and has been working in the fireworks and special effects industry for over 10 years.