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From small family events through to national and international celebrations.
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From small family events through to national and international celebrations.
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Over 35 Years of Pyrotechnic Experience

Reaction Fireworks, part of AH Events Group Limited, is an industry-leading firework display company. Started as Alan Hillary Pyrotechnics over 35 years ago by Alan and Adam Hillary, the company has staged thousands of shows: from small family events to national and international celebrations with audiences in the hundreds of thousands.

Every display is personally designed and created by Display Director Adam Hillary, a leading pyrotechnician with an international reputation and experience on several continents.

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The Management Team

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Adam Hillary

Managing Director & Senior Display Director

Adam has worked in the firework industry his entire career during which time he has worked for leading firework companies including Syd Howard Fireworks in Australia and has been leading the display firework operation for more than 30 years.

Career Highlights:

  • Firework spectaculars from Sydney Harbour Bridge – Australia Day
  • Designing and firing the winning display – British Firework Championships
  • Triple site display, choreographed to music and synchronised to each other – Turning the Tide
  • Designing and presenting the 25th Anniversary Display for Humber Bridge

Scott Hillary

Business Manager & Display Manager

Scott joined the team full time in 2011 but is no stranger to the firework business.  He has been a senior firer for over 30 years as well as working on dozens of events for sister company AH Events Group.

Career Highlights:

  • Firing the Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge Centenary Celebration Firework Display from the top of the bridge
  • Being part of Team UK at the Changsha International Firework Competition – China
  • Firing the stage pyrotechnics for Cbeebies Justin Fletcher (Mr Tumble)
  • Providing the farewell fireworks for the QE2 Liner on the Clyde
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Your display will be fired by members of our flexible and skilled team of firers, many of whom have been with the company from day one. All of our firers have completed the British Pyrotechnists Association, City & Guilds accredited firer or senior firer courses. Reaction Fireworks operators are fully committed to the company’s ethos of providing a quality service in a professional and friendly manner.

Above all else our team members are knowledgeable, friendly and a valuable company asset.

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Firework Training

At Reaction Fireworks we place a lot of store in training. We firmly believe that by improving the skills of our workforce we inevitably improve the quality of the service we offer to our customers. All of our operators are trained to the highest standards and some of them have been carrying out shows for us for over twenty years.
All of our crew members are required to sit and pass the British Pyrotechnists Association firework courses and exams. In addition, we have developed a bespoke in-house training scheme which provides regular classroom and on-site training in a whole range of important subjects, mostly based on safety and legislation, as well as artistic presentation.

All of our drivers receive formal training to ensure the safe transportation of fireworks on public highways. Many of them hold ADR certificates, as required by law in some circumstances.

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