About Us

From the beginning

Senior firer firing a bonfire night firworks display - fireworks going off in the background

Halo FX was born from a passion to deliver the best possible special effects and pyrotechnic displays for the budget available.

We believe (and know) that creating amazing effects does not necessarily require big budgets. Our understanding of what makes a dramatic theatrical experience work drives our creativity and perfectionism for delivering great moments of theatre for our customers and their audiences.

We put the same passion into the smallest wedding display as we do into the largest public or corporate displays. All effort is focused deliver the same result… WOW moments people never forget.

“Seeing and feeling the sheer joy and excitement from an audience is why we strive to add a touch of magic to every show we do.”

We also passionate about health and safety. Not only is our interest an obvious necessity, we believe it makes us better and more creative at what we do. You would have thought it…

The people behind the magic

Ben is the founder and co-owner of Halo FX.

Starting in 1989, Ben freelanced as a senior pyrotechnician for a number of different companies, before setting up Halo FX in 2011.

Over the years Ben worked on a wide variety of events and has a lot of experience of challenging environments such as roof tops, river barges, and stages.

Creative and technical development is led by Ben, who is also a qualified event safety manager and looks after most of the health and safety aspects of our work.

All Halo FX pyrotechnicians are trained and accredited by the British Pyrotechnists Association (BPA), and our stage pyrotechnicians are trained members of the Association of Stage Pyrotechnicians.


Halo FX is a professional special effects and pyrotechnics fireworks company based in Rugby, Warwickshire, near Coventry and Birmingham.

Our warehouse is located just outside Coventry in the centre of the golden logistics triangle of the M1, M6 and M42.

We are just 30 mins from central Birmingham, the NIA, ICC and the NEC. And less than 2 hours from central London, Manchester and Leeds.

Locally we are only an hour from places in the east Midlands area including Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland and Lincolnshire. And in the west Midlands area including Shropshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Staffordshire.

We also often head down to the south coast via the M40 and A34, and down to Gloucestershire, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall in the south west via the M5.

Further north we work in Yorkshire, Northumberland, the Lake District and the borders of Scotland.