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Quicksilver SFX - Who we are...

Formed in 1994 following the management buy-out of the special effects division of another Manchester based  entertainment/media company, Quicksilver are located in Denton, on the east side of the city, close to the motorway network.

Saftey Regs

Much of the work we do involves the use of pyrotechnics, explosives and other hazardous materials. Quicksilver are members of the CBI Explosive Industry Group and hold all the necessary licences to acquire, store transport and use pyrotechnics, explosives and other dangerous goods.

We currently carry out training, consultancy and storage/disposal of pyrotechnics, fireworks & explosives for a number of UK Police forces and Fire Services, including input on courses at the National Fire Service College (Moreton in Marsh).

The Team

Darren - The BossWayne BennettAlastair
Darren & AndyJonathon WebsterDarren & Team
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Emmerdale Storm

The storm at Emmerdale as part of the siege episode involved more than just torrential rain. 4000 Litre tip tanks were used to break through a section of walls to simulate a river breaking its banks, drains exploded and buildings ... more

Car Crash stunt

On a very cold night the top half of a BMW was immersed in very cold water to recreate a crime where a man tried to kill his parents by crashing the car into the canal. We just managed to finish all the required shots before i... more

The Premier League and pyrotechnics

Following an increase in the illegal use smoke grenade and flares at football matches we were asked to assist with the launch of their anit-pyro campaign. The use of flares and smoke grenades at matches can be extremely dangerous ... more

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