New fireworks business opens in Castleton

Date published: 26 September 2023

A new year-round fireworks business has opened on the Harp Industrial Estate in Castleton.

Boom Fireworks, which has been running in Manchester for over 20 years and is owned by Hashum Malik, opened at its second location on 26 August.

The open day saw entertainment including stilts walking, juggling and fire eaters, as well as the local fire brigade and refreshments, plus safety sparklers and flares for children.

Branch office manager Jennifer Parker said that Mr Malik wanted to provide the community with “fireworks at reasonable prices for their events,” adding that the businessman, who played cricket at Norden, “is proud of what Rochdale has to offer.”

Jennifer said: “Boom Fireworks has provided local cricket clubs, football and rugby clubs with fireworks for their displays for bonfire night supporting them with the event making it a success for them all.

“We are open all year round, offering knowledge and experience in fireworks. We are very strict with safety and have a great relationship with the local fire department who attended on the day.”


Boom Fireworks open day


Hashum Malik, owner of Boom Fireworks
Hashum Malik, owner of Boom Fireworks


Boom Fireworks


Boom Fireworks


Do you have a story for us?

Let us know by emailing
All contact will be treated in confidence.

To contact the Rochdale Online news desk, email or visit our news submission page.

To get the latest news on your desktop or mobile, follow Rochdale Online on Twitter and Facebook.

While you are here...

...we have a small favour to ask; would you support Rochdale Online and join other residents making a contribution, from just £3 per month?

Rochdale Online offers completely independent local journalism with free access. If you enjoy the independent news and other free services we offer (event listings and free community websites for example), please consider supporting us financially and help Rochdale Online to continue to provide local engaging content for years to come. Thank you.

Support Rochdale Online