An East Yorkshire drone company received the Humber Regional Growth Fund earlier this year, resulting in a significant uptick in business.
Speaking to Business Live, Hornsea-based Dee4Drones founder Richard Dee said: “The business I would say has grown by about 60 per cent since I got the grant. It has been brilliant.”
The Business Live report detailed how Dee4Drones started after Dee saw a photography show at Birmingham’s NEC.
Since then, he has photographed Europe’s largest industrial estate, which required over 5,000 aerial photographs to be taken.
The funding he used to buy new cameras and, most importantly, a new laptop. Dee said: “My old laptop was slowing me down, and when I go out and do shots of a quarry, I can easily come back with thousands of images, which was taking a long time to process.”
The report went on to detail how Dee also added another photography service this year, allowing restaurants to offer virtual tours on their websites.