Firework Professionals – the story so far
Firework Professionals is a second generation, family owned and operated New Zealand pyrotechnics company. We’ve been designing dazzling pyrotechnic displays and supplying quality commercial fireworks for over forty years.
Founded by Anthony Lealand in the 1970’s, Firework Professionals is a small group of highly skilled and experienced pyro enthusiasts based in Christchurch. Dozens of trained pyrotechnicians throughout New Zealand support the full-time team.
Firework Professionals produce professional fireworks displays and pyromusicals and supply and manufacture an extensive range of indoor and outdoor pyrotechnics and special effects for commercial firework displays, and the film and TV industry. We provide qualified, experienced local technical support for international touring productions and concerts nationwide.
We run comprehensive pyrotechnician training courses for groups ranging from event organisers and those curious to learn more about professional pyro, to trained techs needing certification, upgrades and refresher courses to keep up with the latest techniques, innovations and regulatory requirements. Firework Professionals is proud to still be at the forefront of the NZ pyrotechnics industry.
We’re passionate about our work, and our expertise and reputation for excellence has lead to invitations to attend and host international conferences, train overseas students, contribute to publications, and to compete in pyromusical competitions. Our most recent trip was to the 2018 Hannover International Fireworks Competition, where against four teams from Europe, we took home second prize.
Firework Professionals are a full-time team, providing firework displays 365 days a year. While the fortnight around November 5th is our busiest time, there other peak times such as New Year’s Eve and Matariki when the pyro calendar is pretty full. Booking shows outside these tmes is advantageous to clients, so check in with us for off-season specials and projects.
Professional fireworks are a lot more affordable than you might have imagined. A fireworks display, custom designed special effects, or confetti and streamer effects are sure to add something special to your event. Have a look around our site and gallery and have a chat with us to discuss your next special occasion.
News and Events
Firework Professional Ltd provided the sparkle when the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern opened the University of Canterbury’s Earnest Rutherford Building on 15 February.