Welcome to illuminate consult


illuminate consult are one of the UK's leading pyrotechnics training and consultancy providers, working across the sector to help companies and individuals raise and maintain standards to the required levels and at the same time reduce the risks of liability.

If you have any involvement with fireworks or pyrotechnics, it is certain that you will be required to understand and conform to The Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations 2015, The Explosives Regulations 2014, associated fireworks guidance, associated HSE requirements, and dangerous goods carriage regulations.


illuminate can offer....

  • UK wide cover
  • In house training programmes for you and your staff
  • Open courses in dedicated training suites
  • Bespoke courses for ‘Persons with Specialist Knowledge’ competency certification
  • Consultancy to practitioners, regulators, risk managers, insurers and event managers
  • Ad-hoc advice & guidance consultancy, covering all aspects of the UK Pyrotechnics sector
  • Dangerous Goods Safety advice and guidance


Who are illuminate?

How and why do we do what we do?

  • Established to represent the interests of smaller UK operators
  • Developed to now represent any person or organisation in the pyrotechnic sector
  • Up to date with all current & planned legislation relating to pyrotechnics and related dangerous goods
  • Over 28 years practical experience with fireworks, pyrotechnics and special effects
  • A dependable background in quality and risk related delivery
  • A wealth of technical experience

What makes illuminate consult qualified to work with you?

  • Practical, hands on and approachable style
  • Certified NEBOSH Fire Safety & Risk Management; history of DGSA certification
  • Approved by one of the leading insurers in the UK fireworks industry to carry out safety and insurance surveys
  • Approved by insurer underwriters for accident investigation and reporting
  • Approved as a court special witness

What can illuminate consult deliver for you?

  • Regulatory required knowledge, enhanced with all associated guidance and information
  • Tailored training to local authorities, other professional bodies and City councils
  • Help for new starters, single and small operators who have no other representation and want to do things the right way
  • Tailored advice & guidance with access to a comprehensive document library
  • Dangerous Goods Safety advice and guidance


Christopher Burgess, Tech IOSH

The owner and driver behind illuminate consult

Before I became involved in the world of Pyrotechnics, my background was in the UK nuclear industry where I primarily worked in IT and Quality.

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

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

I am qualified and skilled in a variety of key areas...

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

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

Recommended by The Insurance Experts

Recommended by Insurance Experts...

In a bid to raise standards of professionalism in the firework industry, the services offered by Illuminate Consult are highly recommended and encouraged by Insurance Experts Ltd.

Illuminate Consult are the approved insurance liability surveyors for Insurance Experts Ltd.

Insurance Experts Ltd. recognise the competency training schemes offered by Illuminate Consult


Insurance Experts Ltd. are delighted to recommend Illuminate Consult, but accept no liability for their actions or lack of action.

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