Fireworks in the sky and at home

Howard and Sons fireworks hasn't had an easy run over the last 90 years. The first two generations lost a hand, brothers became estranged and in 2007 the business blew up. But the show goes on.

When you’re next watching a fireworks display spare a thought for those who put it together. It looks spectacular, but this is a tough business: it’s the opposite of the old Yorkshire saying, “where there’s muck there’s brass”.

The general rule is: “where there’s glamour, there’s no brass”, which is why they’re all family businesses. Investors run a mile.


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