UK drone specialist heliguy™ has been named as a National Winner in the prestigious 2019 European Business Awards - one of the world’s largest business competitions - and will now battle it out with the best companies across the Continent.
Chosen from hordes of entries, DJI Gold Partner heliguy™ wowed a panel of independent judges - including business leaders, politicians and academics - to be selected as one of the UK's elite in the Customer and Market Engagement Award with Turnover of €0-25million category.
As a result, heliguy™ has made it to the final stage of the competition, where we will go head-to-head with businesses across Europe at a showpiece judging and gala ceremony in Warsaw, Poland, on December 3 and 4, to take the top prize.
Being named as a UK winner and making the competition's glitzy final is a major coup for heliguy™, especially as the contest honours success, innovation and ethics, as well as exemplary performance.
Heliguy's Operations Manager Scott Henderson said: "We are delighted that heliguy™ has made it to the final stage of the competition with companies from across Europe in The Customer and Market Engagement Award with Turnover of €0-25M category.
"We are one of 37 National Winners selected across a range of categories from 250 Ones To Watch in the UK. We look forward to the final ceremony and judging in Warsaw in December.
"This is the result of meticulous planning, dedication and passion from the whole team. We have nurtured our customers, enabling them to advance faster in the commercial drone industry and we are now looking to the future – recognition as a brand synonymous with one of the most exciting and challenging industries in the world."
heliguy™ - Driving The Drone Industry For A Decade
heliguy™ is no stranger to winning awards. Earlier this year we were honoured with a Top 10 Partner of the Year (Europe) award from DJI Enterprise, recognising our industry-leading approach to servicing the enterprise drone market utilising a range of DJI equipment, from top-of-the-range drones, to high-class sensors and ancillaries.
Last year, we were presented with the Retail and Service Provider Award at the renowned North Tyneside Business Awards 2018, thanks to the company’s outstanding customer service and passion to develop the drone industry.
It is a sign of how far the company has come since forming just over a decade ago.
Over the years, the company, which currently employs 23 people, has grown its reputation within the drone industry and is the UK’s leading retailer of DJI.
heliguy™ sells a range of consumer and commercial drones, including those which are changing the landscape in the enterprise sector, such as the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise, DJI M200 Series and the DJI Phantom 4 RTK.
heliguy™ also specialises in drone detection and has installed DJI AeroScope into a number of airports around the UK.
Clients of heliguy™ include Balfour Beatty, Sellafield Sites, the BBC, and National Grid. We also look after more than 40 UK emergency services, including Greater Manchester Police and London Fire Brigade.
Earlier this year, we were awarded a major nationwide contract with Network Rail, as part of an Unmanned Aircraft Services framework worth up to £2.6million. We came through a rigorous selection process to be specially chosen to supply, maintain, repair and service Network Rail’s drones, as well as to deliver expert training to the infrastructure group’s in-house pilots.
As the UK's largest and most-established one-stop-shop drone provider, heliguy™ also offers a DJI-accredited repair centre and R&D lab. We are also a renowned training provider, running industry- leading courses such as the Permission for Commercial Operation (PfCO), Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Emergency Services Drone Operators Training (ES-DOT).
heliguy™ has designed and performed closed training courses for a range of commercial clients including UK police forces and other critical government enterprise.
heliguy™ is accredited by the CAA, Achilles, CPD (Continuing Professional Development) and Cyber Essentials and is also ISO 9001 rated.
'Heliguy Is An Outstanding Leader In Its Field'
The European Business Awards is now in its 12th year and its primary purpose is to support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe.
This year it considered more than 120,000 businesses from 33 countries.
Praising heliguy™ for being named as a National Winner and reaching the final in Warsaw, Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards, said: “This is a significant achievement and heliguy™ is an outstanding leader in their field.
"To be chosen as a National Winner means you show great innovation, ethics and success and are one of the best businesses in Europe. We wish heliguy™ the best of luck in the final round.”
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