Before he became involved in the world of Pyrotechnics, Chris' background was in the UK nuclear industry where he worked in IT and Quality.

Thanks to his extensive experience in this most safety-critical and demanding of sectors, Chris has a passion for the attention to detail which is so essential to deliver quality and safety.

Chris combines this with years of hands-on technical experience in pyrotechnics with training and management skills gained within a variety of corporate environments.
His time in the nuclear industry has firmly established his exacting quality and safety standards, reinforced by training and team leadership skills.
Chris enjoys working with people to deliver great results and favours imparting knowledge through personal coaching in his role as "the guide by the side" with Illuminate Consult.

Chris is qualified and skilled in:

  • Certified DGSA (Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor)
  • Certified NEBOSH Fire Safety & Risk Management
  • Technical Member, Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
  • Dangerous Goods consultancy
  • Competency training
  • Document production
  • Accident investigation
  • Insurance surveying
  • Expert witness services
  • Corporate hosting

Chris’s statement:
“I will never compromise on quality or safety at the expense of cost, and maintain this ethos within the company."

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    Date: 12 March 2017
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    Date: 27 April 2016
    Explosives Regulations 2016 and CAD essentials Explosives Regulations 2014 (Amendment) Regulations 2016 come into force
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