NEWS / Version 2 acquire Finelight Ltd
READING, UK – [5 July 2022] – Version 2 the UK’s foremost lighting rental specialists for the television, broadcast and media production industries, announced today that it completed the asset purchase of Finelight Ltd (“Finelight”) a UK-based television lighting rental company.
Finelight’s rental business will merge fully under the Version 2 umbrella with immediate effect. The coming together will benefit existing customers of both parties with a new increased inventory pool. This integration combined with substantial equipment investment reflects the forward momentum at Version 2.
Version 2’s managing director Nick Edwards said, “We are excited to integrate Finelight’s inventory into our growing operations. As a preferred supplier to the BBC, Finelight have built up an excellent reputation for quality of service. We’re equally delighted to welcome Simon Perrott to our management team”.
Finelight’s managing director Simon Perrott added, “We have got to know Nick and the team at Version 2 over recent years whilst collaborating on a number of high profile shows. We have a shared passion for great customer service, and we’re looking forward to building upon this further with the backing of Version 2 and their large equipment inventory”.
Simon a veteran of the tv lighting industry, started his career at Richard Martin Lighting before forming Finelight over 25 years ago. He was involved with some of the first supply of moving lights to studios, working on iconic shows such as Top of the Pops.
At Version 2, Simon will be account managing a wide range of shows, including continuing his long standing relationship with leading LD David Bishop.
During the course of July 2022, Finelight’s operations will be consolidated into Version 2’s Reading headquarters. Communication channels for both companies in the interim will remain unchanged.