Joseph Wells, originally an explosives lighter man on the River Thames in London, founded the Joseph Wells & Sons Firework Company in 1837. The company established a reputation for the manufacture and display of the finest quality fireworks.
Ian Craig who worked as Director and General Manager of Joseph Wells & Sons for 3 years (and formerly for Schermuly Rocket Co for 7 years) started Phoenix Fireworks in 1972, continuing the display side after Wells decided to discontinue their display activities.
Since then the company has gone from strength to strength. The company operates mainly through the UK and Ireland as well as internationally from Norway to India to UAE.
Although cutting edge computer systems are used today to extend the art of the display designer, Phoenix have retained the traditional firework skills of many centuries and use combinations of the two to craft simply outstanding and innovative displays.