Our Past Work

Information on just a small selection of our work

We have lots of videos of our displays on You Tube and pictures on Instagram that aren't listed here, this page contains just a selection of our work.

 

 

 

Please use these links to find the relevant section:

 

Wedding Displays

 

Wedding Pyromusical Displays

 

Bonfire Season

 

Competition Entries

 

Events and Festivals

 

Indoor Pyrotechnics

 

Competition Displays

Firework Champions events!

Firework Champions Winners 2014

Broughton Hall, Skipton

 

 

In 2014, we decided to compete for the first time in the Firework Champions competition, after helping other competitors and the organisers in previous years.

 

The evening entailed Optimum showcasing their abilities, by designing and firing a 10-12 minute display set to music, competing against two other top UK display companies. The events are unique within the UK as the audience decides the winner on the night in the form of text voting.

 

Our display featured tracks by Lana Del Ray, One Republic and Labrinth and entailed 17 sites, over 800 cues and many hours of work!

 

 

The event posed many challenges for the teams, including the layout of the venue, which meant that the majority of the display was situated behind Broughton Hall and therefore partially blocked from the audience view. We decided that we liked a challenge and designed our display around a large scaffolding tower, raising our centre site into the air for prime viewing!

 

After many many hours designing, preparing and setting up on the day, we were proud to be announced the winner and take the title in our very first year!

 

Pictures of our 2014 competition can be seen on our Facebook page, including albums on the setup and the display itself

Firework Champions Winners 2015

Capesthorne Hall, Cheshire

 

 

In 2015, we were invited back to the Firework Champions competition, this time taking a place at Capesthorne Hall on 22nd August.

 

We again designed a 10 minute display set to 4 popular songs, this time featuring tracks by Lana Del Ray, Kygo, Ella Henderson and again ending with Labrinth!

 

The event again posed challenges for the teams, this time featuring a row of large trees obscuring the audience view over the lake to the firing site. We decided to think outside the box after our 2014 success! This time, we made use of the loan of a telehandler in our display design, rasing a large platform above the treeline, allowing us a wide range of interesting effects!

 

The day itself was very eventful! We were woken from our tents at 5am by torrential rain, followed by a day's rigging in boiling hot temperatures, followed by one of the largest thunderstorms we have seen before firing time! It was a worry for all the teams the the displays would be unable to fire, but luckily everything went as planned.

 

We are happy to say that we again took home the title, making it 2 out of 2 for the Optimum Team in competitions!

 

Pictures of our 2015 competition can be seen on our Facebook page, including albums on the setup and the display itself

Firework Champions Winners 2016

Newby Hall, Ripon

 

 

In 2016, we competed in our third year of the Firework Champions competition, this time at Newby Hall on 23rd July.

 

We again designed a 10 minute display set to 6 popular songs (we couldn't decide!), again featuring tracks by Kygo and Labrinth (keeping the tradition) plus songs by Galantis, Naughty Boy and Beyonce, Alicia Keys and Jess Glynne.

 

This year we decided to keep all of our sites firmly on the ground, however challenged ourself with our most complicated design yet. The show featured 13 front sites and a very special 25 roman candle hedgehog!

 

Thankfully, this year the weather gave us no surprises, with glorious Yorkshire sunshine throughout and perfect firing conditions.

 

We are happy to say that we again took home the title, making it 3 out of 3 for the Optimum Team in competitions, being the first company to achieve this record!

 

Pictures of our 2016 competition can be seen on our Facebook page, including albums on the setup and display itself