ARPAS-UK has welcomed PwC UK as its newest member.
The professional services network has made the move to support the work done by ARPAS in promoting the safe use of drones in UK airspace.
PwC has had a drone division for around a year, and has since put together a report which predicts how drones could contribute as much as £42bn to the UK economy by 2030.
Elaine Whyte of the PwC said: “Our drone team at PwC UK has now been up and running for a year, helping clients take advantage of this emerging technology and extract value from drone data. In our Skies without Limits report we recognise that there is substantial opportunity in the drones market but this can only be achieved if we maintain and build trust.”
She added: “Having a professional body to represent the industry is an important layer of this trust and we are looking forward to working with ARPAS to support their mission to promote the safe use of drones.”
Graham Brown, CEO at ARPAS-UK says he is delighted to have the PwC on board.
He commented: “The ARPAS committee has been working tirelessly this year to increase the influence and relationships with regulators, government departments such as DfT and BEIS, All Party Parliamentary Groups, industry trade associations and consultants.
“PwC has one of the leading drone consulting capabilities in the market and having them on board demonstrates the progress that ARPAS has made this year,” he concluded.
The report released by the PwC went on to detail how the drone industry could be employing around 628,000 people within the next 10 years.
CDP covered the report in-depth last year, read it in full here: