Selstar Fireworks winners of 2019 British Firework Championships

Selstar Fireworks from Chichester, West Sussex, have been crowned the best in their field, winning the 2019 British Firework Championships.

Tens of thousands of visitors and locals gathered along Plymouth’s waterfront to watch the competition, which took place over Wednesday and Thursday this week (14 and 15 August).

The five professional fireworks companies that competed this year, listed in firing order, were:

Wednesday 14 August

Nemisis Pyrotechnics

Phoenix Fireworks

Thursday 15 August

Illusion Fireworks

Selstar Fireworks

1st Galaxy Fireworks

Aurora Fireworks were also due to compete on the first night of the Championships, but were unable to display due to technical difficulties. They have been invited back to compete in next year’s event.

This was the 23rd annual British Firework Championships, hosted by Plymouth City Council in partnership with The Event Services Association (TESA).

Deputy Council Leader Pete Smith said: “All the firework companies worked incredibly hard to put on a truly spectacular show that was enjoyed by thousands of people in Plymouth. I’d like to congratulate Selstar Fireworks on their winning display, which was absolutely fantastic.”

Next year’s British Firework Championships will take place on Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 August 2020.