About UK Firework Review

Information about this website and how to contact the Editor.


About UK Firework Review

UK Firework Review (or UKFR for short) was established in 1999 with the following objectives which are still current today:

  • To provide the UK public with information to help them source the best fireworks for their displays.
  • To provide plain English fireworks safety advice that is relevant to the real world.
  • To help firework enthusiasts throughout the UK to network and exchange information in the UKFR forum.
  • To do this at no cost to the reader and to remain retailer neutral – UKFR does not sell fireworks.

Since 1999 the site has undergone huge growth and seen many changes. For example, the fireworks trade has now adopted the use of product video as standard practice meaning UKFR can cover broader areas of fireworks rather than focus on individual consumer items. Plus, the opening of a trade and firers forum has extended UKFR’s coverage to include professional tradespeople too.


Get in touch with UKFR

Due to time constraints it is simply not possible for the Editor to respond to individual requests for help with choosing or using fireworks and you should instead ask in the Fireworks Forum. If you wish to make direct contact with the Editor please register in the Fireworks Forum and reply to the welcome private message that is sent to you in the Forum’s message system. Because of excessive spam, a direct email address is no longer listed here.

If you are a fireworks retailer and are interested in advertising, please see the advertising information page for more help.


UKFR Staff

UKFR doesn’t have “staff” or an office as such however here are the main people behind it:

Pete PetePete, Editor and owner
UKFR is still owned and run by its Editor, Pete, who goes by the on-line name of Pyro Pete. The site continues to be run as a “labour of love” in his spare time. Pete’s interest in fireworks began in childhood and never ended, with a specialism in filming and photography.


Known as RocketRev on the forum, Julian is a real life vicar who is expertly skilled to bring calm and order to the forum. Julian became a senior moderator in 2009 and is based in Manchester.

©1999-2020 UK Firework Review

Established in 1999, UKFR remains independent from the fireworks trade and does not sell fireworks.