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 propmaking and engineering.


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

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

what we Do

  • Fireworks
    Our main line of work, we design all of our own fireworks. We then have factories in China that produce the fireworks to our exact designs and specifications. We supply trade fireworks to dozens of firework companies 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 and such like in the fields of Science and Engineering. Mike Sansom is a very 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 the 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 truely 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.