Drone Major Group creates new strategy director role to keep up with demand for drone education

UAV specialist, Drone Major Group (DMG), has appointed Jonothan Davey as its director of strategy. It is a new position which, according to DMG, reflects the "transformational impact that drone technology is beginning to have globally." Davey has over 18 years of experience in the field of management consulting, having previously worked at Deloitte, The Mitchell Madison Group, and KPMG. Robert Garbett, founder and chief executive of DMG, said: “The future of the drone industry is huge, and Jonothan's appointment reflects the importance we attach to guiding our clients through every aspect of adopting and adapting to this exciting new
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‘Sophisticated’ UK drone drug delivery gang jailed

Seven members of a gang which used drones to fly drugs into prisons across the UK have been jailed. The gang flew more than £500,000 worth of drugs into UK prisons over a fourteen month period in 2016 and 2017. According to a report by the BBC, the police described the drone conspiracy as the biggest the UK has ever seen. For the crimes committed between April 2016 and June 2017, Birmingham Crown Court sentenced then men to between three and 10 years and five other gang members were given suspended sentences. The report went on to describe how Judge
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RUSTA notes sharp surge in women enrolling on drone training courses

RUSTA has announced an upsurge in the amount of women registering on its training courses over the last twelve months. The Bristol-based firm offers CAA approved National Qualified Entity training programmes which cover a wide range of commercial industries and backgrounds. On the shift, Sion Roberts, managing director of RUSTA, said: “As one of the longest running NQE academies in the UK, the last three and a half years have given us a wealth of data that we’ve used to examine the demographic of operators. What we discovered, is that male operators have vastly outnumbered their female counterparts. However, this
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EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall drone company sets eyes on the future following business award nomination

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Tom Wadsworth, director at Badwolf Horizon, has been shortlisted for two awards in the West Morning News Business Awards next month. The company has been nominated for ‘Best Digital Innovation in Tourism’ and ‘Digital Rising Star’ in the awards set to be hosted at Crowne Plaza in Plymouth on November 22. Speaking exclusively to Commercial Drone Professional, Wadsworth is hoping the exposure from the awards will help take his company to an international level. He said: “We are continuously developing this technology. We analyse the feedback from clients and viewers from every flight we complete, in order to see how
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