Permanent base for firework company

A permanent fireworks retail outlet for Inverurie: Pictured in his new shop is proprietor, Mark Copeland.
A permanent fireworks retail outlet for Inverurie: Pictured in his new shop is proprietor, Mark Copeland.

With a growing demand for fireworks throughout the year, one of the country’s leading fireworks companies has established a permanent retail base in Inverurie.

Inverurie Fireworks Store recently opened its doors at the town’s Blackhall Industrial Estate, offering year-round sales of top brand fireworks to trade and public customers. The shop is located in a specially adapted unit and secure outdoor compound which has been taken on by proprietor Mark Copland in a ten-year lease.

The opening comes as award-winning parent company Fireworx Scotland gears up for the busy Guy Fawkes season, during which Mark and his large team will deliver a total of 38 displays across Scotland, from Dumfries to Thurso.

Commenting on the move, Mark Copland said: “In previous years, we have operated seasonal shops in Inverurie but that meant that people didn’t know where we were going to be from one year to the next.

“Added to that is growing demand from customers who want to purchase fireworks throughout the year so the time is right for us to establish a permanent home for the retail division of the company as it continues to thrive.”

Mark added: “It has been a record year for the wholesale side of the business and we’ve taken delivery of 17 containers of fireworks from China in the last two months alone as we get ready for our busiest time of the year.”

Fireworx Scotland is not only leader in Scotland, but also number one in the UK. The company has enjoyed success on an international stage and has achieved many awards over the last ten years.

As a family business the company prides itself on quality and customer service. Mark said: “Customers come to us year after year because they appreciate our value for money. If we are very occasionally beaten on price we will never be beaten on our value for money, service, safety and professionalism.”

The new Inverurie Firework Store will be open 365 days a year for business. Firework brands being stocked are hand picked by Mark on his regular trips to China and include Cube Fireworks, TotalFX Fireworks, Blackcat Standard Fireworks, Fireworks International, Epic Fireworks and Celtic Fireworks. The quality of the fireworks is second to none and far superior to those sold in the multi-national outlets.

Mark, who employs in excess of 40 staff, concluded: “I’d like to thank all my staff for all the hard work they have put it and the huge effort they have made to make all this happen. I simply could not have done it without them.”