Lake District-based Skylark Aerial Photography has announced it exceeded its targets for the first half of the year.
This September looks to be the busiest month of the year with 12 confirmed bookings and two provisional bookings. On average Skylark has taken a commission every week during the winter months and at least two during the summer months.
Skylark Aerial Photography has also moved into a new bespoke office and has added another high-speed PC drone to cope with the demand of work projects.
The company has been commissioned by VisitBritain to provide aerial filming for an Indian Film Crew in the Lakes. It has also been asked to provide filming of a major construction project in Lancaster.
A spokesperson for the company said: “The continued support from our existing client base has allowed Skylark Aerial Photography to drive forward as the leading aerial film provider. Repeat business is an indication of the quality of our work. We will also go that extra mile every time we are approached to provide a service.”
Aerial survey/ inspection work now accounts for 40% of the aerial work, drone training, consultancy and presentations accounts for 5% of the company’s work. The rest is made up of TV, property, filming and aerial photography. Business is gained from repeat and referral and makes up 60% of commissions.
Around 70% of the commissioned work is from within Cumbria followed by North Yorkshire then Lancashire. Skylark Aerial Photography is beginning to see work commissions from further afield.
Both Channel 5 and Channel 4 have used Skylark Aerial Photography services this year. Because of business growth and predicted business growth throughout 2018 into 2019, it was decided to invest in weather proof drone with 4K camera, Mavic 2 Pro, an additional Inspire 1 first generation, additional high end PC for video processing.