About Us

In 1964, Reverend Ron Lancaster MBE founded Kimbolton Fireworks in a small workshop and continued his research in pyrotechnics for the firework industry. Little did he know that from those humble beginnings, his company would one day provide displays for occasions as grand as the Handover of Hong Kong, St Patrick’s Day in Dublin, Edinburgh’s Hogmanay and the Mayor of London’s New Year’s Eve display.

Not wanting to see an influential company in the industry with a long and distinguished history, Phoenix Fireworks purchased Kimbolton Fireworks when it went into administration in early 2019.

In 2022 the Kimbolton Fireworks retail brand was purchased by Celtic Fireworks, to take forward and sell alongside the iconic Celtic Fireworks Retail brand.

Sustainability – Kimbolton Fireworks Retail operate under the same sustainability governance as Celtic Fireworks; more information can be found in our group Sustainability Page.