Kimbolton Fireworks Closing Statement

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Following the news that Kimbolton Fireworks have ceased trading, the company have issued the following Statement:

“After 55 years in the fireworks industry and many amazing displays which have brought a great deal of happiness to customers, we have had to take the very difficult decision to close the company.

Following a sharp fall in sales over the last year along with rising costs and a number of further operational challenges, we were forced to cease trading as of 14 February 2019, with the immediate loss of ten jobs.

We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to our loyal staff and customers who have supported the company over many years.

The company has engaged the Cambridge office of insolvency specialists, Begbies Traynor, to undertake the liquidation of the business and they will be handling all enquiries going forward.

Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.

Kimbolton Fireworks Limited

For enquiries, please contact Carol Wilson at Begbies Traynor on 01223 495660″

Kimbolton Fireworks had been the only UK Manufacturer of Display Fireworks and was established 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, Dublin, Edinburgh’s Hogmanay and the Mayor of London’s New Year’s Eve Display, London Eye. In 2012, Kimbolton Fireworks were the Supplier of Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Displays (Ceremonies) to the London 2012 Games.


The above video shows just some of the highlights of Reverend Ron Lancaster’s amazing “Chemistry of Fireworks” lecture at Kimbolton School on 19th March 2013. At the end of the lecture, Ron was awarded an RSC Chemical Landmark plaque for his contributions to the pyrotechnics industry by RSC CEO Robert Parker.

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