Blackcat and Standard Fireworks Blog

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.

July 9th, 2014

Time posted: 12:41

Summer BBQ Fireworks

Summer BBQ Fireworks

Recent reports have said that Britain is set to sizzle in a two-week heat wave with temperatures hotter than parts of the Mediterranean! We thought it would be a great idea to dust off the BBQ set and invite your friends and family around for some fun in the sun!

If you find yourselves struggling to organise your BBQ, we’ve written up a step by step guide to help:

1.) Who to invite?

Will it be just close friends, family or both? Why not create an event on Facebook and invite your friends or there is always the traditional method of using your phone!

2.) Where will the BBQ be held?

Will there be enough room for all your guests? Find a suitable environment to host your BBQ and give yourselves plenty of room as you may just be interested in step 5!

3.) When will you host your BBQ?

Which day will you choose to host your BBQ? We recommend weekends as more people should be able to attend and the more the merrier!

4.) What shall we eat/drink?

Are there any special dietary requirements for your guests? Generally think meat for the grill but always have veggie options as well. What will you drink? Summer ciders, Pimms, Lager, Cocktails and fresh juices are a good place to start!

5.) How to be unique?

How will you make your BBQ the one for all your friends/family to remember? Here is where we come in to further assist. Fireworks are a simple yet effective way of making your party stand out from the rest, leaving your guests in awe. We have plenty of options available to purchase from our online store. We have single ignitions, selection boxes and display kits for the firework enthusiasts!

Follow the link below to our online store to view our Fireworks:

If you decide to host a BBQ and use fireworks remember to always follow the Firework Code. It is as important now as it is during Bonfire Night. We also have more safety information on our website.

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March 16th, 2011

Time posted: 9:53

Celebration Fireworks – Add spark to your special day

Celebrate with fireworks

Over recent years fireworks have become more and more popular to celebrate events outside of the traditional Bonfire Night period. The British public now enjoy fireworks for parties, fireworks for birthdays, fireworks for weddings as well as fireworks for corporate events and proms.

At Standard and Black Cat Fireworks we specialise in providing fireworks for your most memorable and important celebrations and we sell fireworks online all year round so you’ll never have a dull moment!

We sell an impressive range of single ignition fireworks, display kit fireworks and firework selection boxes from our online UK firework shop. Standard Fireworks is the only recognised firework brand in the UK and the UK’s No.1 firework brand whilst Black Cat Fireworks is a renowned firework giant and the Global No.1 firework brand. Buy fireworks online from brands you can trust, choose your preferred delivery date for your fireworks and even choose whether you’d like to pay for your fireworks online or over the phone! What are you waiting for? – buy fireworks online today!

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February 15th, 2011

Time posted: 9:56

Illegal Fireworks

Over the years different fireworks have become illegal in the UK; to avoid purchasing illegal fireworks always buy from a reputable firework brand and outlet that you trust. Standard Fireworks and Black Cat Fireworks have been supplying fireworks to the UK market for almost 120 years and supply fireworks to many well know high street shops and supermarkets.

Buying safe fireworks

To assure that you are buying safe and legal fireworks make sure before you buy that the firework is marked with the ‘BS 7114’ stamp which means Read the rest of this entry »

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February 14th, 2011

Time posted: 13:24

The Firework Code
firework safety
Stay safe when using fireworks by following this simple firework code
  • You must be over 18 to buy fireworks and sparklers
  • Never give sparklers to children under 5. Ensure that children wear gloves when handling sparklers
  • Sparklers can reach temperatures of up to 2000*C
  • Never put a firework in your pocket Read the rest of this entry »

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February 8th, 2011

Time posted: 13:10

Valentines Day Fireworks

Black Cat Fireworks

With St Valentine looming, pressure to find your other half a special and unique gift is bound to be running high. Fireworks are an exciting, exhilarating and completely unique present – what could be more romantic than fireworks to light up the sky, creating your very own firework display!

Standard Fireworks and Black Cat Fireworks are two of the best firework brands and you can be assured of the best quality fireworks. Our excellent range of single ignition fireworks are the perfect gesture for Valentines Day – all hassle free; simply buy fireworks online from our online firework shop Read the rest of this entry »

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February 8th, 2011

Time posted: 12:03

The History of Fireworks

The history of fireworks is complex and originated approximately 2000 years ago. Fireworks are widely associated with key events and celebrations and over the years the use of fireworks has become widespread at parties, weddings, birthdays, parades and public holidays all over the World. Production of fireworks is predominately in China, Germany and Italy as well as other countries in Europe including the UK.

Standard Fireworks Factory

The recognised creation and history of fireworks started with black powder; the largest ingredient of fireworks. The explosive chemical was discovered by the Chinese in the first century BCE – approximately 2000 years ago. Later in China, in the 10th Century, black powder was used to make the first firework, named a firecracker.

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February 8th, 2011

Time posted: 9:28

Prestigious award for Standard and Black Cat Fireworks


4 February 2011

Leading firework brands Black Cat and Standard Fireworks scoop prestigious Tesco award

Huddersfield-based firework supplier, Standard and Black Cat Fireworks have been presented with a valued supplier award by the supermarket giant Tesco.

The award is an acknowledgement of outstanding achievement and Donna Davies, Buying Manager at Tesco, stated: “We are proud to present the award to Standard and Black Cat Fireworks for being an all round fantastic supplier – I can’t remember the last time a supplier in my division, was given this accolade”. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 1st, 2011

Time posted: 8:17

Buy fireworks online – save with free delivery

Black Cat Fireworks

Fireworks are great for any occasion whether it’s a special day like a wedding, birthday or anniversary, or an extra special party or get together with your friends. Our single ignition fireworks and display kit fireworks are all specially designed and choreographed to give you a complete firework ‘display in a box’. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 1st, 2011

Time posted: 8:08

Buying Fireworks online couldn’t be easier!

Fireworks are traditionally bought and set off around the Bonfire Night period in October – November however since the introduction of online shopping you can now buy fireworks all year round and it couldn’t be easier! Our website is an online UK firework shop and firework information centre that aims to take the hassle out of buying fireworks online.

We provide detailed information on all of our fireworks as well as a comprehensive break down on firework delivery. Read the rest of this entry »

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January 22nd, 2011

Time posted: 13:36

Birthday Fireworks – Celebrate with a bang!

Fireworks are a perfect treat to every celebration, especially birthdays! Whether it’s a gift for a loved one or a party celebration, make this birthday stand out from the rest with our spectacular fireworks. We’ve put together four awesome selections of our best fireworks to make it even easier for you to choose which fireworks are most suitable for your occasion. All our fireworks are guaranteed to impress your friends and family and ensure your night truly goes with a bang! Read the rest of this entry »

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