William F. White continues its expansion into the UK Film and Television market with PKE Lighting

Monday, Jul 11, 2022

Pictured left to right: Garin Josey, Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer - WFW; Chris Hughes, Operations Director - PKE; Mike Pollard, Owner/Director - PKE; Matt Evans, Sales Director - PKE; Phil Parker, Chief Financial Officer - Sunbelt Rentals Ltd.

William F. White continues its expansion into the UK Film and Television market with PKE Lighting

This marks the second international move for WFW in as many months.

Toronto, Canada (July 11, 2022) - William F. White International Inc. (WFW), a Sunbelt Rentals company, is pleased to announce it has joined forces with PKE Lighting (PKE), a leading lighting rental specialist for the film and television industry in the United Kingdom (UK). This was made possible through the acquisition of PKE by Sunbelt Rentals.

This is the second international move for WFW, following the recent acquisition of camera, lens and grip experts, Movietech, also made possible by Sunbelt Rentals in May 2022.

“Together with Sunbelt Rentals, we are focused on delivering an exceptional and integrated international experience to our clients, and this is another big step in making that happen,” says Garin Josey, Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, WFW. “We are excited to welcome PKE to the WFW and Sunbelt Rentals family. PKE has an incredible reputation in the UK market and shares our ambitions for growth and continued service to the film and television industry.”

Established in 1991 and based in Irlam, Greater Manchester, UK, PKE provides the film and television industry with an enviable inventory of lighting equipment, transport options and power generators in multiple locations throughout the UK. The strategic acquisition of PKE further solidifies the expansion strategy of WFW and Sunbelt Rentals in the UK film and television industry.

“It’s a great opportunity for us to be under the same umbrella as Movietech and WFW, which will allow us to continue to be successful well into the future,” commented PKE Owner/Director, Mike Pollard. “With Sunbelt’s support we will be able to invest in additional inventory and rental solutions that will expand our equipment offering and service for our clients.”

PKE’s existing leadership team of Mike Pollard, Matt Evans and Chris Hughes, will remain in place and report into Josey.


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William F. White International Inc. Founded in 1963, William F. White International Inc. (WFW), a Sunbelt Rentals company, is Canada’s most iconic provider of production equipment to the entertainment industry. With offices across the country, the company services productions of all sizes from coast to coast and houses an extensive state-of-the-art inventory, including camera, lighting, grip, power, specialty equipment, location support, virtual production volumes, and over 1.4 million square feet of production-ready studio properties, in addition to a 23-acre Backlot situated on a 90-acre plot of land complete with 30 storefronts and five interior sets.


We MAKE IT HAPPEN! With a passionate team of 20,700+ rental experts, a growing network of over 1,250 locations across North America and the United Kingdom, and an extensive equipment fleet that exceeds $13.2 billion, Sunbelt Rentals helps professionals and do-it-yourselfers get things done. With a highly diversified offering of equipment, solutions, and services available, we assist customers extend their capabilities, complete projects on-time, and handle times of crisis. No matter if you are in commercial, industrial, residential, or municipal industries, we are constantly advancing the idea of what an equipment company can do for its customers. To find out what we can do for you in North America, visit sunbeltrentals.com and sunbeltrentals.co.uk for the United Kingdom.


PKE Lighting (PKE) is one of the largest Film, Television and Photographic lighting rental companies in the United Kingdom. With a consistent investment in the latest technology, PKE has assembled a substantial high-end lighting inventory which allows it to service numerous productions at one time without compromising on service and support. With over 30 years’ experience, they also operate a large and varied fleet of lighting vehicles and mobile silent generators, ensuring the smooth running of any production. PKE is based in Manchester, UK, with offices in Cardiff and Belfast.