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Here at Standard Fireworks we have been supplying fireworks to the UK market since 1891 and have a wealth of experience within the UK consumer firework market and partnerships with the UK's key retailers. From our head office in Huddersfield we co-ordinate the sales, marketing, sourcing, distribution of fireworks to the retail and professional trades. From 1998 Standard has been part of the Black Cat international brand.

March 24th, 2015

Time posted: 13:09



Danang International Fireworks Competition 2015

Danang International Fireworks Competition

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February 23rd, 2015

Time posted: 12:27



National Pyrotechnic Festival 2015, Tultepec, Mexico

National Pyrotechnic Festival

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January 26th, 2015

Time posted: 10:44



The 6th Philippine International Pyromusical Competition

Philippine International Pyromusical Competition

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January 19th, 2015

Time posted: 11:25



Black Cat staff raise money for Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice

Black Cat staff and Forget Me Not cheque

Last year we teamed up with Huddersfield based Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice and helped them raise funds by selling a charity firework in our Factory Warehouse during the run up to Bonfire Night. Staff members also raised funds by participating in the 10K Charity Race Event in Leeds. Altogether, we managed to raise a total of £5948! Well done to the team!

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January 6th, 2015

Time posted: 10:11



Pyro Pete’s guide to Firework Festivals and Competitions

Pyro Pete

First of all we here at Black Cat Fireworks would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year!

Welcome to our guide to the best and most fascinating firework festivals and competitions in the world. We would like our readers to share their experiences of any of these events and tell us which festivals you are looking forward to most this year! Read the rest of this entry »

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December 8th, 2014

Time posted: 15:34



Pattaya International Fireworks Festival 2014 Review

Pattaya Fireworks

The Pattaya International Fireworks Festival 2014 was staged across two days, Friday 28th and Saturday 29th November. Teams from Germany, Italy and Spain joined our Official Firework Display Team representing the UK. Friday night’s spectacular show saw each team produce 10 minutes of stunning firework designs. There was a gap between each team’s entry and the crowd that stretched all along Beach Road were clearly impressed based on the round of applause each team received after their displays. Our Official Firework Display Team used their James Bond theme, which had already impressed in three other countries in recent years. The soundtrack on Friday night included Diamonds are Forever and Goldfinger by Shirley Bassey and Live and Let Die by Paul McCartney. The colourful bursts of the shells and the fantastically timed one-shots choreographed with the music soundtrack brought rapturous applause from the audience. Read the rest of this entry »

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November 13th, 2014

Time posted: 11:03



Pattaya International Fireworks Festival 2014

Pattaya Fireworks

Our Official Firework Display Team will represent the UK at the Pattaya International Fireworks Festival 2014!

The Pattaya International Fireworks Festival in Thailand will be held on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th November. This year the festival will have a European theme with teams from Germany, Italy and Spain joining our UK team. On Friday 28th November each team will showcase approximately 10 minutes of fireworks choreographed with music. Our Official Firework Display Team will be using their James Bond theme, previously used in Vancouver, Pohang and Seoul. On Saturday 29th November there will be approximately 45 minutes of fireworks choreographed to music which all the teams will have a hand in, spectacular stuff! Read the rest of this entry »

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October 28th, 2014

Time posted: 8:48



Over 2,000 people watch Official HTAFC Firework Display in Association with Standard Fireworks

HTAFC Firework Display

Over 2000 people came down to Huddersfield Town’s PPG Canalside Training Complex to witness the first Official Huddersfield Town Fireworks Display in Association with Standard Fireworks. Our Official Firework Display Team used the James Bond theme for their show, which was most recently utilised on their tour of South Korea at the Pohang International Fireworks Competition and Seoul International Fireworks Festival. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 21st, 2014

Time posted: 10:36



Black Cat Fireworks’ community engagement ‘skyrockets’ in UK

Competition Winner

In the lead up to Bonfire Night on November 5th, Black Cat Fireworks teamed up with Huddersfield Town Football Club to launch an exciting competition. Children from the club’s 53 partner primary schools were given the chance to win an exciting prize by designing a poster that illustrated firework safety on Bonfire Night.

The local children’s love of Standard Fireworks and Huddersfield Town ensured the poster design competition went off with a bang, sparking the creativity of a large number of primary school students. Those children who took part in the competition gained an understanding of the firework code, which emphasizes the importance of safety. They also learnt that families can have a lot of fun with fireworks when used safely. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 14th, 2014

Time posted: 14:42



Seoul International Fireworks Festival 2014 Review

Fireworks above barges

Our official Firework Display Team landed back in the UK last week after wowing the Korean public once again, this time at the Seoul International Fireworks Festival. The event is the largest Fireworks event in the calendar for South Korea and one which involves world class teams from around the globe. This year our team were joined by Pyro Emotions of Italy and Sunny Fireworks of China. Hanwha Corporation who run the festival capped off the night with a marvellous finale. The biggest waterfall I have ever seen was just one of the highlights of their 30 minute show. Spanning half way across the Wonhyo Bridge, the waterfall was truly stunning and the video below shows the length of it.

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