British photography retailer Jessops is keen to make its mark on the drone industry, using its years of camera expertise in the process.
Speaking on the first day of this year’s UK Drone Show at the NEC in Birmingham, the firm said it wanted to use its 73 years of experience in the photography market to continue its push into the drone industry in a move it thinks makes complete sense.
Jessops now stocks drones and drone accessories in its stores and gives training to its shop floor staff across the country to ensure they can give the right advice for pilots purchasing a drone.
Speaking to attendees at the show, Jessops said: “We want to make our mark, we want to show pilots in the UK what we can offer you and that can start with our training academy.”
It added: “Our academy offers so much for commercial pilots and will undoubtedly improve a pilot’s skillset as they meet clients and suppliers, and continue to grow their business.”
The company has moved closer to the drone industry in recent months when its owner Peter Jones went into business with Mark Boyt from Drone Safe Register after an appearance on Dragons’ Den.
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