About Us and Testimonials
Who are we?
Power and Pyro are a well recognised power & lighting service provider based in the South-west of the UK. With an extensive and high profile client base such as JCB & Yeo Valley we are well established as the go-to organisation for any power & lighting needs. We work closely with many organisations within many industries; festivals, markets, fairs, TV & film, leisure & construction just to name but a few. We are also a pyrotechnics specialist and are well respected in our field for our creative, professional and safe firework and pyrotechnic displays; we have worked with local authorities providing the pyrotechnics for Christmas light switch-ons and also private clients for weddings and parties. We are now getting new equipment so we can do better displays and be able to put on displays to music.
In addition to the power & lighting services we provide, we have a large retail presents with two branches in Somerset and an ecommerce website all of which offer a large supply of fireworks and electrical products to tradesman and the general public. We work closely with many major market leading brand names including Famatel, Martindale, Lewden, Maypole, GloForce and many more.
Power and Pyro was created in August 2016 by the organisations current Managing Director, Craig Cox. With over 10 years of experience within the staging and events industries Craig never envisaged the rapid growth and thriving business it is now.
When the business was created Power & Pyro was predominately trading within the festival & events industry; however, over time our business has evolved and we have diversified into many other industries as well as providing bespoke engineering solutions, pyrotechnics and firework displays.
Over the last 6 months both our client base and our workforce has grown extensively and we now have annual contracts with both local businesses, authorities and national brands. We currently provide our services to clients throughout the South-west but over the next 12 months our expansion programme will see us trading in new regions throughout the UK.
What Makes Us Unique?
As Power & Pyro has grown the organisation has still managed to maintain a personal and friendly work ethos, whilst offering a professional corporate service. All our staff have a wealth of knowledge and fully understand what you; the customer expects, these qualities drive all of us at Power & Pyro to achieve the highest standards and always strive to exceed your expectations.
Our hire business has seen year-on-year growth making it the strong brand it is today . This progressive and organic growth is as a result of new and exciting festivals and street fairs singing up to the amazing experience that we offer and us diversifying into other areas such as construction and the leisure industry. We are fully flexible when assessing our clients needs and our services range from a single tower light delivered and left on site for a week, problem solving the supply of power and lighting to unusual or hard to reach locations to a fully comprehensive engineering package for the larger multi stage festivals with tens of thousands of visitors; whatever your industry and requirements are, you can be confident that the professional team at Power and Pyro will take care of all your power & lighting needs, leaving you to focus on other areas of your festival, event or business.
Here at Power & Pyro we pride ourselves on recruiting team members that are trained to the highest standard and have years of experience within the hire and events industry. These team members have all been handpicked by Craig to ensure the very best service is always given to our clients. The selection criteria we use will always ensure that our knowledgeable team members take care of every small detail of your specific requirements and brings to life our wholly unified approach to great customer service.
As a business, we always operating with total transparency, connecting with our clients on a more personal level, developing long lasting professional relationships that add true value to your organisation in a distinctly rewarding manner.
Power and Pyro is also part of the EHA / HAE (Events Hire Association / Hire Association Europe). This membership gives our clients peace of mind that Power & Pyro operates to the highest of standards and it is because of this; Chives, was appointed as a board member of the EHA with responsibilities for event equipment & power generation.
The retail face of our business has also extensively grown in recent months; with the rebranding of the business, the redesign & launch of our fully ecommerce website and the opening of another store, Power and Pyro has taken great strides into the retail & wholesale markets. We are proud stockists of 15 of the industry's leading brands and this is set to increase during 2017. Whatever your needs, we are able to source the products your require.
Pyrotechnics & firework displays are a great way for us to showcase our creative flair and professionalism. The pyrotechnics element is a huge part of the Power and Pyro business, the staging and theatre backgrounds of the team members positions us well to be able to cater for all events from theatre, music concerts right through to event and product launches.
On a larger scale, Power & Pyro also provide professional firework displays for all occasions. Our talented and dedicated team work closely with our clients to establish exactly what they require. We have packages that suit all type of occasions & budgets, and have regular bookings for weddings, parties, corporate events and larger town displays you would expect to see around Guy Fawkes night.
At Power & Pyro we completely understand that within the construction industry things can change quickly. We are fully equipped to adapt and respond to these rapid changes and to ensure our clients are never left without the equipment they require. Whether you are a individual tradesman or a national housing developer, Power & Pyro can supply you with the power, power distribution and lighting you need to get the job done. This can be done on either a dry hire or full service hire basis.
We have a wide range of products for hire, including: small 5kva generator up to larger 200kva sync set generators, lighting towers, heaters, a variety of power distribution boxes and cable of all sizes to meet your needs.
Because we only work with high quality brand recognisable suppliers such as Famatel, Ellis Electrical, MHM Plant & Morris Site Machinery and have a comprehensive in-house servicing regime; we
guarantee that our hire equipment will reach you in full working order and will be trouble free for the hire duration.
For long-term hire contracts we also offer a full on-site servicing programme to ensure continuous reliability. Our engineers attend site at a time that is convenient to you and to ensure maintenance downtime is minimised and causes minimal disruption to our clients.
Here at Power & Pyro we work to the philosophy that prevention is better than cure and it is because of this mindset we are proactive in our maintenance and will never return an item of hire equipment to our stock holding until it has been fully inspected and checked for any faults.
Engineering is a core business activity for us at Power & Pyro and an area we have specialised in for many years. We have a wide range of experience within all areas of engineering and are able to provide a large range of services. All of our engineers have many years of experienced & are trained to the highest standards.
We currently provide all types of engineers for both temporary and permanent shift cover at a number of organisations; with our largest contract currently being with Yeo Valley in Dorset. In
addition to this we have recently been approached by a global brand (JCB) and have been asked to tender for the design and manufacture of the outlet panel for their rental spec generators. This is an exciting proposition for Power & Pyro and will help us showcase our unique abilities.
Alongside our engineer shift cover that we provide in the manufacturing sector, we are also able to supply electrical & mechanical engineers for short-term & long-term shut down periods within any organisation. We provide a wide range of generators, power distribution and lighting for these periods of power outage where required to insure smooth and continuous shutdowns. All
equipment is provided by Power & Pyro and is delivered on-site, then removed on completion.
Bespoke projects are our forte and an area we have a combined 40 years experience within. We are able to design and manufacture any bespoke projects and are confident that we can find a solution to any problem you may throw at us. Whether it be a small one-off piece of work; such as an individual power distribution unit or larger long-term project’s with multiple specifications, you can be confident that Power & Pyro will deliver every time.
Our customised power distribution boxes are manufactured in-house at our facility in Bridgwater and vary from a small unit with 16A and 32A outlets up to our large units with 63A and 125A outlets. All distribution boxes are manufactured to the highest quality and are fully protected with RCBO’s and main switched. It's this quality & reliability that ensures we are able to manufacture our units to meet the exact needs of our customers, whilst maintaining unrivalled standards and competitive prices.
Power and Pyro offer the full festival experience and our attention to detail is second to none. We have over 40 years of experience within the festival industry and an unrivalled passion for these events, it’s something that all of our team love to get involved with.
Our exceptional service starts right at the beginning of your festival planning and we will work closely with festival organisers to ensuring the most eco-friendly and cost effective solution to your festival needs when calculating your power and lighting requirements.
We offer a personalised service from start to finish with a dedicated account manager who will be available to answer any of your queries.
We can accommodate a variety of events, from the first year start-up festival with just a few hundred revellers that only requires a basic set up to the well established larger national festivals with multiple stages that require a fully engineered install.
To ensure no one misses out on the full festival experience, we have the resources to provide a wide range of bespoke requirements including disabled and wheeled access. Using cable ramps with wheel chair extensions we can ensure that everyone is accommodated for.
Our extensive experience and passion to exceed your expectations, positions us well within the festival industry and allows us to adapt and react quickly to any changes that may occur at short notice.
Power & Pyro are proud suppliers of high quality power, power distribution & lighting products. We have an extensive range of power and lighting solutions that we can supply on either a dry hire or full service hire basis to many industries, including construction, leisure, festivals & events.
Regardless of your industry, business size or requirements we are confident that our bespoke hire packages will meet all of your needs. We can cater for jobs of all sizes and regularly supply hire stock at very short notice. It is this flexibility that makes us stand out from the crowd and the South-west's "goto" power and lighting supplier.
Whether you're a independent tradesman or a national music festival, we can supply everything from distribution boxes & lighting towers to small 30kva generators up to larger 100kva sync set generators.
By working closely with our suppliers such as Famatel, Ellis Electrical, MHM Plant & Morris Site Machinery we ensure quality; and combining this with our regimental in-house servicing, we maintain our hire equipment to the highest standards and you can feel confident all our hire stock will be reliable and trouble free for the hire duration.
The quality & reliability of our products along with our flexibility, competitive pricing strategy, willingness to accommodate at short notice and exceptional customer service from dedicated account managers make us stand out from our competitors. These qualities will ensure you will always return to Power & Pyro for all your power & lighting needs.
The leisure industry is a relatively untapped market for Power & Pyro. However, our extensive marketing strategy will see Power & Pyro encroach further into this market in the future and gain a greater market share.
Within this market we can offer a large number of products and services to the following industries: caravan and camping retailers, caravan parks, campsites and holiday resorts. Our team members extensive knowledge and experience in other but similar industries along with a large stock range positions Power & Pyro well to be able to meet the demands of this industry.
Whether you are a start-up business or already a well established organisation; we can offer power and lighting installations, full ongoing electrical support or industrial electrical products.
With an extensive range of products and our close working relationship with reputable market leading brand names such as Famatel, Maypole, ETE and GloForce; you can be confident that we are able to supply or source thousands of products to meet your needs. Whether it be HO7, SWA, multi-core cable, caravan and camping hook ups, industrial plugs and sockets or readymade cables made to lengths to suit your requirements. In addition to this we are also able to offer a bespoke engineering service and can manufacture products to your individual specifications.
Whether you are a customer of our hire services, engineering services or purchasing your products via our website, Power & Pyro take great pride in the quality of products and high level of customer service that we provide. Because of our 40 years experience in electrical installations, power and power distribution hire and wholesaling of electrical products we always ensure all our products are vigorously tested before shipping to give you peace of mind.
On the 4th of November 2015, Power and Pyro & Rocketman Fireworks attended the event at Newton Poppleford's football fields for a Guy Fawkes firework display also providing lighting for spectators, this was sent a couple of days afterwards.
"All the feedback we have had is that the display was superb and greatly exceeded people's expectations. I would like to thank the team for the way they worked through on Friday night. The whole event came together and was a great success. We would like to book the team again for next year on Thursday 4th November 2016 and he indicated that this would be OK. Hopefully this will become an annual event for our village. Many thanks again."
Chris Burhop - Newton Poppleford and Harpford Parish Council
A great response from one of our local customers where we supplied a small 30KVA generator to power one of the stages at their events, and an engineer onsite to oversee power requirements.
"If you could pass over big thanks to Craig and Chives, they were really helpful and wonderful to work with."
Chloe Edgell - Bridgwater Big Bash Art Center
"Glas-Denbury has worked with Power & Pyro since the festivals creation in 2012. They provide all aspects of power and lighting on site and work tirelessly alongside us ensuring the highest standard of service, always going above and beyond their brief. Each year they work closely with us from the initial planning, advising and creating along the way. Their extensive knowledge of their industry is unrivalled in our opinion and the whole teams passion for what they do shines through."
"Glas-Denbury simply wouldn't be what it is without their input and support and we look forward to a long partnership with Chives and his team. We have no hesitation recommending them to anyone!"
Emma Twamley - Glas-Denbury Festival
"I would like to give you my warm thanks for putting the power into the Age Concern Tent, (at Marlow Town Regatta) in which my wife and I were responsible for the catering. This needed many cups of tea and all worked well. Thanks!"
Peter Turner - Marlow Town Regatta Festival 2016