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 we can provide a more immersive experience for our viewers.”
He added: “As no one else is doing what we do, there is not a YouTube tutorial to watch, no other people we can get ideas from and each technology iteration is one that has to come from an original idea. In terms of locations, we hope to provide these live experiences all over the world, to people all over the world.”
Wadsworth’s company offers aerial photography and film production services and this year it launched a set of drone live streaming services which are believed are the first of their kind in the UK.
The company has showcased its main service, ‘Social Stream’, with Visit Cornwall and live broadcasts directly to its 300,000 Facebook followers, giving them a live aerial experience over Cornish towns.
Wadsworth was excited to be shortlisted as part of the awards, he said: “It’s amazing to be shortlisted with such talented people and such big names. I couldn’t be happier and it completely disproves the people who think that ‘messing with toy helicopters is not a real job.’”