White Light Names Tom Wilkes Business Development Manager

by Jacob Coakley
Tom Wilkes, the new business development manager for White Light
Tom Wilkes, the new business development manager for White Light

White Light hired Tim Wilkes as their new business development manager. Wilkes comes to White Light after running his own technical production company. The company will become a part of White Light, and Wilkes will focus on managing the hire aspects of White Light’s projects.

Tom Wilkes Joins White Light as Business Development Manager

2016 has been an extremely busy and exciting year for White Light. The company has reaffirmed its position as the leading lighting supplier to the West End, providing smash-hit shows such as Aladdin and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, along with supplying Shakepeare’s Globe’s first-ever theatrical lighting rig and overseeing the lighting installation of EXHIBITIONISM at Saatchi Gallery. The company has also strengthened its broadcasting work, supporting ITV Sport’s coverage of the Champions League, Europa League and the EURO 2016 tournament. Similarly, it continues to provide the technical solutions on a range of events including Dev Week, BT Sport Industry Awards and the NME Awards. To support its perpetual development, WL has appointed Tom Wilkes as Business Development Manager.

As WL Business Development Manager, Tom will focus predominantly on managing the hire aspects of the various markets in which WL works. He comments: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining WL at such an exciting time. Whether it’s corporate events, broadcast, education, trade, retail, or themed attractions, we have a strong reputation in each of these fields and this is something I will be looking to further strengthen”.

Tom joins from Vision SL, a technical production company that he founded in 2009. A technical solutions company, Vision SL began by supplying lighting and audio to various bars and clubs. It then progressed into supplying events and festivals before the company began to specialise in video projection and LED mapping. As part of Tom’s involvement, Vision SL will become part of WL.

Tom states: “Joining WL seemed like the next natural step for both myself and Vision SL as a company.  We are aware of WL’s position in the video mapping industry, from their work on ITV Sport broadcasts to their recent investment in the Christie Boxer Projectors. Their desire to invest in the latest technology and provide their customers with the very best service possible reflects the values of Vision SL.

He adds: “We have such a strong relationship with our current Vision SL customers that this is something I want to continue as we move over to WL. By continuing our relationship, this simply means that we can continue to offer them a great service, with the additional resources of WL”.

Whilst Tom is joining WL as a Business Development Manager, he once worked for the company as a Hire Co-ordinator. He comments: “Looking at how far WL has come since I first worked there, it’s almost a different company! Thankfully they’ve maintained their friendly, passionate and honest approach when dealing with customers”.

Tom begins his role today and will be part of the WL team present at this year’s PLASA Show at Olympia London, which takes place on 18-20th September. WL will be showcasing on Stand G40.

Bryan Raven, WL’s Managing Director, states: “We are absolutely delighted to have Tom joining the team here at WL. The enthusiasm and experience he has will prove vital and we’re looking forward to him nurturing our existing relationships as well as developing new ones”.

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