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DronePrep

 

Gareth Whatmore, Co-Founder & CEO, and Claire Owen, Co-Founder & CTO, tell us about their business DronePrep.

Tell us about DronePrep

DronePrep: Preparing the world for a future with drones. Through our Technology and Consultancy services we connect landowners to the drone industry and provide insight for low level airspace utilisation.
 

When did you start your business?

2019.
 

What's been your biggest highlight?

At the end of 2020 we led a constortia partnering with What3Words, Skyports and Royal Mail to become the first UK parcel carrier to use a drone to deliver a parcel. This is the first stage of a much larger project and future caseload in 2021.
 

What's been your biggest challenge?

2020. The pandemic with subsequent lockdown and travel restrictions has proved challenging and we've had to learn to quickly adapt to the ever changing situation.
 

Advice for entrepreneurs starting out

Surround yourself with other startups and founders if you can. The shared experience will boost your confidence and learning - accelerator programmes and co-working spaces are a fantastic place to start.

 

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