Drone company DJM Aerial Solutions secure funding from Both Tees Valley Business Compass and Digital City to allow the purchase of the Flyability Elios allowing access to new markets.
DJM Aerial Solutions Expands Drone Services With Vital Support Via Purchase Of The Flyability Elios
Middlesbrough-based drone company DJM Aerial Solutions has expanded its service offering and increased turnover
after receiving support from Tees Valley Business Compass (TVBC) and DigitalCity.
DJM, a commercial drone company that provides surveying and inspection services across a range of industries, including, but not limited to: industrial, agricultural, mapping, offshore, and property.
One service the firm could not provide to clients, due to a lack of specialist equipment, was confined space inspection and survey. Though they were receiving enquiries for this service, they lacked the funds to purchase the specific piece of equipment that would allow them to provide this service remotely. The Flyability Elios.
By accessing the services of TVBC and DigitalCity, drone company DJM was able to secure a grant towards the equipment cost and managing director Dan Maine took part in the 10-week Fellowship Accelerator Programme. As a result, they are now starting to see further enquiries and are even hiring a drone pilot on an ad hoc basis.
Dan Maine, Managing Director of DJM Aerial Solutions, added: “Since accessing the fund we are now able to offer a more diverse range of services such as remote confined space inspection and survey using the Flyability Elios. Not only have we seen an increase in turnover since purchasing the equipment, but it has also increased our confidence to compete with the bigger players within the industry. I would recommend that any other Tees Valley businesses looking to grow to get in touch with both Tees Valley Business Compass and DigitalCity.”
Scott Watson, DigitalCity Cluster Innovation Manager said: “We offered DJM Aerial Solutions a grant of £5,000 through our Fellowship Accelerator Programme, a 10-week course which helps participants build the foundation of their business and successfully grow it. DJM was the ideal business for us: A Tees Valley-based start-up in its first year of trading that is working digitally. We hope our grant and workshops, as well as our ongoing mentoring, will give Dan every chance to make a success of his business.”
Gemma Walton, Marketing & Events Manager at Tees Valley Business Compass, said: “Our job is to help businesses across Tees Valley reach their potential by accessing vital local support.
“DJM Aerial Solutions had a very specific needs that would allow them to take their business to the next level, but it is often hard for start-ups to spend large sums of money on expensive pieces of equipment. Fortunately, Dan was able to access the TVBC Growth Fund to fund the company’s new drone, receiving a grant of £6,665 to the overall project cost of £20,199.
We also decided to bring in digital and tech specialists DigitalCity to help support the business and provide Dan with a vital foundation to his business”
DJM – Specialist inspection and survey at height. DJM Aerial Solutions provide inspection services at height and difficult to access areas via the use of drone technology.
DigitalCity – Through DigitalCity, we connect businesses with the knowledge, skills and expertise they need to thrive in a digital future. We’re here to support digital start-ups, help small and medium-sized businesses who want to use digital to grow, and work with bigger companies to help put digital at the heart of their business.
TVBC – The Tees Valley Business Compass is a one-stop-shop for all your business needs if your business is based in the Tees Valley area. This covers any business based in Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Stockton and Redcar & Cleveland. We are & “Experts in Business Growth” and we want to work with you to help your Tees Valley business grow.
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