Supply chain specialist Nightfreight is gearing up to deliver more than 1,000 tonnes of fireworks over the Guy Fawkes season.

The Willenhall-based firm will operate a round-the-clock delivery service to the UK’s biggest firework displays on behalf of its nationwide retailers.

David Downes, who heads up Nightfreight’s special ‘dangerous goods’ division, said it is one of the busiest times of the year for Nightfreight, which manages deliveries for over 65 firework contracts in the UK.

Mr Downes said: “This seasonal celebration is an extremely busy and important time for us, and careful planning and constant monitoring is required at all times to ensure the successful handling of such special consignments.”

“With good planning and teamwork we have managed to fit the increased number of fireworks consignments into the day-to-day schedule of our hub – without causing disruption.”