A new company, Version 2 – has entered the Television market headed up by former Aurora Lighting Hire Managing Director Nick Edwards. The exciting new brand will provide specialist equipment and support to the UK broadcast and event industry. The company boasts a new-state-of-the-art inventory covering the full spectrum of moving lights and LED technology through to tungsten and grip.
Despite launching into a saturated market, Version 2 are confident that dedication coupled with a commitment to excellence will prove successful in the long term. “We’re passionate and ambitious. As such our aim is to be the most trusted independent provider of specialist equipment rental and support to our industry” declared an enthusiastic Nick Edwards.
The company aims to raise the bar in every aspect of its service including introducing new proprietary systems for the benefit of its end users. The first in-house development has been Smart Distro™ a new Mains Distribution System which enables remote power monitoring, and detailed power usage reports. “The system is in direct response to television production managers and their electrical reporting requirements under the BAFTA Albert initiative” explains Sam Crook, Version 2’s Technical Director.
The company are geared up to handle trade hire, as well as studio-based and outside broadcast television or live events. The projects team are seasoned professionals from the industry and are able to support their clients with creative elements such as CAD and WYSIWYG.
Version 2 first broadcast project has been Love Production’s The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice.