Best Business Growth Consultancy Firm 2021 Award for Allan Panthera

Leading multi-disciplinary commercial consultancy, Allan Panthera, has been recognised as the Best Business Growth Consultancy Firm in the oil and gas industry, in Corporate Vision’s 2021 Oil and Gas Awards.

Showcasing the talent and dedication of firms and individuals who are thriving in the industry, nominees are judged on the following aspects:

  • client dedication
  • innovation
  • business growth
  • longevity
  • online reputation
  • customer feedback
  • business performance

Corporate Vision has a focused worldwide circulation of 155k business leaders and experts.

The publication, one of 13 brands under AI Global Media, said: “Just like all our awards, the Oil and Gas Awards are given purely on merit. To ensure this, our in-house research team carry out in-depth research into every single company with a nomination, to identify those who deserve recognition for their outstanding commitment to their work over the past year.”

With a track record of supporting companies in oil and gas become or continue to remain leaders in their field, the award comes as the firm continues its own continued growth, with 3 new employees joining earlier in the year being bolstered by another 2 to be announced next week. Further additions to capacity as well as exciting contract announcements are also due imminently.

CEO of Allan Panthera, Jamie Allan, said, “We’re very proud to be recognised for the work we’re doing in the oil and gas sector, supporting businesses to adapt and continue growing despite the challenges many face. The award highlights how we bring something different to the table compared to others, providing a range of commercial services and a track record of success based on the breadth and depth of our expertise. Simply put, we’ve been there and done it ourselves in the energy sector, we’ve got the t-shirt, so we know exactly how to support not only those operating in the oil and gas sector, but also those who are looking at diversifying and transitioning into other energy sectors.”

To discover how we can support your business in the energy sector, please contact O&G Account Manager or Renewables Market Development Manager

Legal and Property Industry Veteran Joins Allan Panthera in Key Role

Sandy Penny, with over 30 years industry experience across law and property firms, has become “Legal Principal” consultant.

With a wealth of experience and a broad network across Scotland, Sandy will provide strategic business development as well as carry out a range of consultancy services and projects under Allan Panthera’s legal division, which supports law firms with a suite of business growth and organisational services.

Having appeared as a residential property expert on the hit television show ‘Phil Spencer: Secret Agent’, Sandy also brings legal practice and estate agency business transformation expertise, following the successful guidance of one leading firm through recent periods of economic turmoil.

He has a passion for people management and is known for his calm and encouraging manner, creatively handling and executing complex staff projects as well as delivering a range of personnel training from junior to partner level.

Many law firms today are not keeping up with changes in client expectations from both a customer service perspective, as well as the firm’s strategy, messaging, and public and market perception on prominent issues such as diversity and sustainability.

Furthermore, there is a significant and untapped amount of potential business for law firms to secure through the better use and embracing of digital marketing, as well as employing improved sales training, processes and strategy within the organisations themselves.

Commenting on the appointment, Sandy said: “I was very aware of the common ground after the first meeting and I am delighted to be part of a progressive organisation well placed to assess and update where necessary existing firms’ development, marketing and training to protect their market share.”

Allan Panthera CEO, Jamie Allan, said, “Sandy’s appointment will undoubtedly strengthen our capacity and capabilities, bringing with him opportunities for us to increase our reach in the legal sector and deliver an enhanced suite of services. He has kept his finger on the pulse of the industry and the tremendous synergy we have now created together will provide law firms, estate agents, and other professional services firms with industry leading strategic services to transform their business growth potential and ensure their existing clients remain clients for many years to come.”

We are highlighting our complimentary sales and marketing health checks to the legal industry during July and August 2021.

For further information on where we can support your legal practice, please contact our BDM John Gallacher on or visit 

It’s GO GO GO for Allan Panthera’s Strategic Partnership with Motors Formula Team


Allan Panthera, an international multi-disciplinary commercial consultancy, has become the Official Strategic Partner of MFT, international motorsport agency and racing team, as MFT continues its success in delivering multi-cultural talent across a variety of motorsport series.

MFT will benefit from a range of commercial services and strategic expertise which Allan Panthera has acquired from over a decade of global business success spanning a variety of industries.

The support will cover a variety of MFT’s current and future projects, including potential participation in the recently launched E1 Series and expansion of the business into North America and the Middle East, amongst other soon to be announced exciting ventures.

MFT has a roster of exciting drivers and talents under its belt, including collaboration with Formula E driver Pascal Wehrlein and Jahee Campbell-Brennan from Wavey Dynamics. Ludovic Pezé, founder of MFT, managed European Le Mans Series Champion Andrea Pizzitola, Monaco expert Fabrice Pantani, and F4 rising star Noah Andy. Additionally, Pezé has advised South African Volkswagen Motorsport driver Jonathan Mogotsi, who has notched up a pair of wins in the GTC SupaCup, as well as the South African rally driver Ismaeel Davids.

Jamie Allan, CEO, Allan Panthera, said:

“I’ve known Ludovic for a few years now and have closely followed his progress driving MFT forward. His tireless dedication to finding and promoting talent from those backgrounds which traditionally have minimal opportunity and support in motorsport, including black and female drivers, is a journey I’m proud to support and thrilled to be a part of. Now is the right time to bolster his efforts with our leading range of strategic services: with exciting projects on the horizon, MFT will step up a gear in terms of success and become the by-word for diversity in racing.

Ludovic Pezé, Managing Director, MFT, said:
“As Jamie said we have known each other for some time now. So, it was not complicated to start the conversations to start an agreement. I think MFT is doing the right thing by surrounding itself with the best people possible to secure its future but more importantly to achieve its goals both in terms of business performance and on the track.
There is no success without a good team”.

For further information on the story please contact or call 0131 3584353. Information on where we can support your sports business can be found at


New end-to-end service portfolio sets out to deliver enduring solutions to suit a range of budgets for new entrants, start-ups and developed mid to enterprise-size businesses operating in the Uncrewed Aerial Systems (UAS) market. ‘Campaign Catapult’ will target current and aspiring disruptive leaders in a range of segments including Uncrewed Aerial Vehicle (UAV) manufacturers, sensor and software innovators, counter drones,  the wider supply chain and robotics industries.

Cheltenham and Edinburgh (UK): 3rd May 2021: The opportunity to provide the UAS and wider robotics industry with seamless business and marketing support focused on whole-life  solutions has brought together Allan Panthera and Pravo Consulting in a strategic partnership.

The two complementary businesses, combining successful track records in the UAS market from Allan Panthera’s multi-sector operational and business strategy expertise, with Pravo Consulting’s marketing, PR and social media outreach and crisis communications for national and global players, will leverage the focus of both businesses on innovative and disruptive markets. The intention is to roll out the service from the UK to cover global markets, and to develop regional hubs, initially in North America and the Middle East, utilising Allan Panthera’s New York and Dubai offices, in addition to Pravo Consulting’s international associate network. 

The Allan Panthera-Pravo Consulting partnership’s joint service solution, called Campaign Catapult, is launched in tandem with AUVSI XPONENTIAL’s hybrid online series 4-6 May; it is a scalable portfolio providing business, sales and marketing support on specific campaigns or on longer term projects, from C-suite advice and mentoring to implementation of programmes.

The global UAV market is set to be worth US$92 billion by 2030, with a CAGR rate of 25% over the US$9.5 billion in annual revenue for 2020. Of this revenue, 70% is in the commercial sector (US$63 billion). ¹ and new entrants and established operators need to differentiate in an increasingly competitive market.

“The drone and robotics markets provide lots of exciting potential and are an important focus area for BEIS (the UK’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy).  They provide exciting growth potential for innovation in both start-ups and more mature players.  I am pleased to support this new activity and the teams at Pravo Consulting and Allan Panthera are well regarded in their respective areas. The combination of the companies, and access to their specialists, will provide businesses with resources to help accomplish their goals without the need to add full time specialist skills in the crucial early stages of a company or project,” said Graham Brown, CEO at the Drone Trade Association ARPAS-UK.   

The team’s combined UAS experience, across commercial and defence sectors, include: research on drone standards, launch of rotary VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) UAVs and global roll out, support for UAV propulsion systems manufacturer and sensor deployment, creation of award winning drone service enterprise, commercial wins and project management of world first offshore operations, strategic insight papers, BVLOS proof of concept projects, ISR maritime security, blue chip service contracts, drone in a box commercialisation, global exclusivity agreements, mentorship/board advisory, foreign market entry, funding support, and many more. 

“The Allan-Panthera-Pravo Consulting partnership is a powerful combination,” explained Philip Hicks, Founder and Principal Consultant of Pravo Consulting. “Allan-Panthera’s understanding of the legal and financial environment and how to navigate the multiple industry opportunities for those operating in the UAS sector is complementary to how Pravo Consulting works: they’ve actually been there and done it, and successfully, compared to others. This will enable us to help new and current players to develop opportunities in the exciting and fast-moving drone market.” 

The two companies intend to focus efforts on the UAS and wider robotics market, followed by roll out to other disruptive technology sectors and will leverage established networks including Pravo Consulting’s worldwide associates.
“Partnering with Pravo Consulting to deliver enhanced value for our clients will allow us to provide the very best business and growth strategies to support the next generation of disruptive technologies, from two companies who have lived and breathed both the UAS sector and the markets they serve,” said Jamie Allan, Founder and CEO of Allan Panthera. “We’ve taken on three new staff to meet demand for our services, with further consultants joining in the summer. Campaign Catapult will enable our clients to access a portfolio of leading services to equip them for growth in one of the most exciting industry sectors, driving innovation and deployment of disruptive technologies and services.”

To arrange an interview, or for more information contact:

Jamie Allan

T: +44 (0)131 3584353


About Allan Panthera:  

Allan Panthera, based in Edinburgh, with offices in Dubai and New York, is one of the world’s leading independent drone consultancies with in-depth experience across the broad commercial drone industry spectrum. A multidisciplinary consultancy, Allan Panthera offers a range of business growth services to sectors including Energy, Drones, Disruptive Tech, Legal, Sport & more. 


About Pravo Consulting:

Pravo Consulting is a UK based consultancy providing reputation management, communications strategy, and execution with a focus on disruptive technologies and especially the UAV sector. An independent consultancy, Pravo provides clients Board-level/C-suite counsel, strategy and execution including PR, crisis communications, research, market insight and stakeholder engagement. Pravo Consulting has built an extensive international network of trusted associates currently represented in16 countries worldwide.

Allan Panthera Commits to Net Zero and Joins Team Scotland for Sustainable Aviation

Allan Panthera, a leading multi-disciplinary commercial consultancy, has signed up to the Scottish Net Zero Community and has also joined Team Scotland for Sustainable Aviation in order to fight the pressing issue of climate change. 

By pledging to meet the Net Zero Community’s goals, and with the United Nations COP 26 due to be held in Glasgow later this year, Allan Panthera is taking a leading stance amongst management consultancies whilst also utilising its expertise in the unmanned aviation and renewables industries to drive sustainable aviation right now and long into the future. 

Scotland’s world-leading climate change legislation set the target of net-zero emissions of all greenhouse gasses generated by the year of 2045. Areas including energy generation, marine/ shipping, and aviation were all considered due to their current contributions to global emissions. The objective requires a 75% reduction by 2030 and a further 90% by 2040. 

Team Scotland for Sustainable Aviation aims to participate in the COP 26 conference in Glasgow, and Allan Panthera joins a prestigious list of team members who all provide key expertise across the sustainable aviation spectrum. 

CEO, Jamie Allan says, “We are very keen to support and raise the profile of the journey to Net Zero, and by signing this pledge, as well as being a key Team Scotland for Sustainable Aviation member, we are leading from the front. For example, we build and execute strategy for those transitioning from oil & gas to greener industries; we are working with clients on sustainable aviation; we perform carbon output calculations for businesses; we help companies become more visible to their customers as green and sustainable because more and more choices are made along those lines. Therefore, it is only right that we demonstrate our alignment with the values we recommend to our clients.” 

For more information on our commitment to sustainability and how we support businesses to do the same, please contact

Allan Panthera Continues Exciting 2021 With The Arrival Of 3 New Recruits

Chanel McKee, John Gallacher and Erin Murnin

Allan Panthera, a leading international multi-disciplinary commercial consultancy, has welcomed 3 new staff into the business in March to support our current and prospective clients across our specialist sectors, maximising opportunities for the growth and further development of the company as we continue our strongest year to date. 

Jamie Allan, CEO, commented on the hires: “I’m really excited to start working with Erin, John and Chanel. Our 3 new professionals are not only suitably experienced but also energetic, young and have the right inter-personal characteristics – all key attributes to successfully carry out their roles within the company, as well as for our longer-term plans of retention and personal and professional development. 

Two thirds of the recruits are women and now our total workforce is 50% female, which I believe sends an important signal

With the new recruits, we will be quickly increasing our exposure in some of our core sectors of the renewables, oil and gas, and legal industries – markets where Allan Panthera’s range of commercial services, unique Disrupterprise® ​model, and track record of business growth expertise will provide existing and new clients with continued enviable benefits and further success. I can’t wait to see how well they’ll do!”

Erin Murnin, John Gallacher, and Chanel McKee join with an enviable blend of professional experience and personal skillsets which are certain to appeal to clients.

Market Development Manager Erin will be focusing on the renewables sector, as well as supporting businesses across verticals who want to develop their green strategy and credentials, particularly at a time when ever more brands become conscious of their green image and the environmental concerns of their customers. She commented, “I’ve worked in various fields over the past few years which demand a strong customer service focus. I have also lived in Malta and previously taught English in Prague; throughout, I’ve always maintained my interest in the renewable and environmental sectors.”

Business Development Manager John will drive forward Allan Panthera’s position in the legal sector, a key area of interest for our business where law firms and other associated stakeholders can achieve significant value from the range of services we offer. John said, “Before Allan Panthera, I worked in commercial roles with award winning businesses Johnston Press and Neilsons Solicitors, alongside roles in the third sector such as Youth Scotland and UK Youth Voice. I’ll be working hard to ensure Allan Panthera’s clients are the best they can be.”

Chanel joins us as Oil & Gas Account Manager with an extensive network and background in this industry from her previous work in Aberdeen. She said, “I’m looking forward to building new relationships with clients and being able to help expand their businesses and knowledge. I’m all about the law of attraction! What you put out to the universe is what you will receive back! Think positive and positive things will happen!”

In addition to the new hires, 2 consultants will be joining the business in the coming months, with interviews concluded last week. 

And there’s more! A strategic partnership will be announced in the coming weeks which will bolster the capabilities and value Allan Panthera can offer.

The new recruits’ profiles will be added to in the coming week, however please contact if you want to find out more.

Jamie Allan Contributes to International Best-Selling Industry Book

CEO of Allan Panthera, Jamie Allan, has become an international best selling author on Amazon via his contribution to Drone Professional 2.

Achieving No. 1 ranking across a range of categories such as Air and Space Law and Commercial Aviation in the USA and UK, the second edition of the hugely successful book is full of insights, anecdotes and advice to those with a keen interest or involvement in the drone industry, from some of the best-regarded professionals in their fields.

With most notable experience in the global energy industry and from creating award-winning, disruptive drone services which achieved two world-first offshore projects for bluechip clients, Jamie has provided the book with a high level introduction to the use of drone technology across the oil & gas and wind industries for those who are new to this area.

Commenting on the launch of the book, Jamie said, “It is a great privilege to become a published author in two of my favourite fields: energy and drone technology. The diversity and quality of the contributing authors is fantastic and I hope that the book’s audience find a lot of interest and useful information when reading it. I already can’t wait for the third edition!”

The Kindle book will launch 4th February with the paperback version soon thereafter. Please find the links to pre-order and access the book below:

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Allan Panthera Boss Named as One of UK’s Top 20 Dynamic CEOs of 2020

Jamie Allan, Founder and CEO of Allan Panthera, the rising global multi-disciplinary commercial consultancy, has been recognised by The CEO Publication in its 2020 edition of the UK’s Top 20 Dynamic CEOs.

With over 100k readers, the CEO Publication desribes itself as “the mouthpiece of key decision makers who want to bring forth their ideas or advise their peers on carefully navigating these complex times. THE CEO Magazine provides a path-breaking and comprehensive state-of-the-art platform that can not only act as the much required guide in the industry but can also culminate into a partner who will be a pioneer in their leadership.”

Other notable CEO’s come from a mix of established and recognisable businesses such as Jay Wright of Virgin Wines and Lance Patterson of Penhaligon’s, whilst up and coming innovative businesses and prestigious enterprises are represented with the likes of Andrew Scott of Orbital Marine Power and Sir George Iacobescu of Canary Wharf Group Plc.

Commenting on the accolade, Jamie said, “It is an honour to be named amongst such great company and is testament to the type of business I’m striving to create as well as the quality of service we always aim to provide. Although not everything we work on can be publicised due to its sensitive nature or the wishes of our clients, 2020 has been our busiest year yet and we look forward to an exciting future across our current sectors as well as several other new ones.”

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Allan Panthera Provides REOptimize Systems With Mentor As Part Of ORE Catapult’s First Ever Launch Academy

ORE Catapult, the UK’s leading technology innovation and research centre for offshore wind, wave and tidal energy, has selected Allan Panthera CEO Jamie Allan as a mentor for their first ever Launch Academy.

The Launch Academy is a globally recognised transformative programme that enhances the UK’s offshore wind supply chain, enables greater UK content and supports cost reduction through innovation.

Specifically supporting REOptimize Systems, one of just 10 hand picked companies in the cohort, Jamie will provide pro bono commercial guidance over the course of 2020 to help the business position themselves for success in the offshore wind industry.

The solution which REOptimize Systems has produced provides optimisation tools to improve asset performance. Their key product ACTOS is a revolutionary system for the optimisation of wind, tidal and hydro turbine control parameters.

Jamie said, “I was very impressed with REOptimize’s presentation during the welcome session and can’t wait to support them with my commercial experience of the on and offshore wind industry. The potential benefits of gaining 6% additional energy yield from their ACTOS solution is transformational, and will make a significant difference to asset owners across the world.”

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INTERPOL Work With Allan Panthera On Framework For Responding To A Drone Incident For First Responders

INTERPOL have published their long-awaited “Framework For Responding to a Drone Incident for First Responders and Digital Forensics Practitioners”, with global consultancy Allan Panthera’s CEO providing key input.

As an organisation, INTERPOL enables police in their 194 member countries to work together to fight international crime.

Following a virtual discussion room with members of INTERPOL’s Global Drone Expert Group on the 23rd April 2020, discussing law enforcement’s use of drones to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the framework was officially launched.

Allan Panthera CEO Jamie Allan was a peer reviewing contributer to the document; utilising his experience as a serving, part-time police officer with Police Scotland combined with his extensive drone expertise, he was acknowledged as providing “invaluable contributions” to the global law enforcement organisation’s framework.

Jamie said, “I’m very humbled to be recognised by such a prestigious organisation, and the subject of the paper combines two of my passions: fighting crime and drones! The document creates a fantastic organisational process to allow global law enforcement bodies to deploy best practice when dealing with a drone incident, but this can also be used by certain type of private businesses and organisations too.”

For further information about INTERPOL’s framework, or how we can assist your organisation to prepare to deal with a drone incident, please contact