Bang-tastic fun as firm helps BBC
A VILLAGE business hit the nation’s television screens with a bang last week, after answering a late plea for help from the BBC.
Langford-based Skyburst were called by producers of The One Show to see if they could arrange a quick display, just hours before the show went on air in Bath.
On November 14, presenters Matt Baker and Alex Jones were invited to the city - along with comedian John Bishop - to turn on its Christmas lights and Skyburst were asked to put on a show for its viewers.
Managing director Alan Christie said the call came as a surprise and rounded off a successful season for the firm, which also has a base in Bristol.
He said: “We had a call about The One Show stage pyrotechnics at around 2pm and we managed to gather the products and get two crew members down to the site within a couple of hours.
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“This was very different to the all singing, all dancing firework displays we usually create as it was a small-scale stage display but it was great fun nonetheless.”
The company was responsible for more than 75 bonfire night displays nationwide and recorded its highest ever turnover.
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Mr Christie added: “To have our best season ever is a great way to end a fantastic year. We’ve done some really special things in 2012 with some landmark displays, winning awards and expanding the business.”