Pinewood-based Hireworks has bought fellow hire company London Editing Machines (LEM) for an undisclosed sum.

LEM managing director Peter Watson will remain with the new company as vice president for business development.

Hireworks now has over 100 Avids and associated equipment available for dry hire as well as a technical support team.

The company plans to open a dry hire facility in Soho and an office at Teddington Studios.