Meet the Team: Nick Giles

Favourite career moment to date:

2012 Tower Bridge – opening ceremony of the Olympics.

Being on Tower Bridge as David Beckham passed under a waterfall of fireworks I had to fire. This moment left me totally amazed. To then be able to watch the opening show from the Olympic park from the top of tower bridge as we cleaned up was also special.

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What do you most enjoy about your job?

The opportunity to work with such a wide range of people on a wide range of sites and venues. The reaction straight after a show from the audience is another thing I enjoy about the job. The New Year show at Edinburgh castle is a great example. As soon as the show is fired, the roar of 70,000 strong crowd makes all the hard work worthwhile (proud moment).


What aspect of your job do you least enjoy.

Rain, rain and more rain (Worcester). On a nice bank holiday Monday where it rains every year without fail. Saying that, I still enjoy the job and the Worcester display.

Favourite project to have worked on.

Forth Road Bridge.

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What is the one thing you absolutely will check off your bucket list.

To go and stay in the ice hotel in Sweden.

If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go and why.

Bora Bora, it just looks amazing.

Favourite photo from the titanium firework portfolio.


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