Drones / UAVs

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Drones are really taking off (excuse the pun), and our much sought-after expertise of this exciting and rapidly expanding global industry is arguably what Allan Panthera is best known for: our drone consultancy division is world-leading.

Our founder and CEO Jamie Allan is frequently consulted by a range of international clients including start-ups, multi-national businesses, investors, VC firms and prestigious management consultancies, as well as being retained by a select few as a trusted, strategic adviser to the board.

Jamie’s enviable and unique expertise of not only winning prestigious contracts with a range of bluechip clients, but of also creating a drone service capability from scratch and project managing operations across continents, means that he has intimate knowledge of every aspect of a successful drone enterprise. Additionally, he can bridge the gap between regulators and the commercial industry.

As the former Business Development Manager for industry pioneer Cyberhawk, and as the Head of Global UAV Operations for an international marine company, Jamie has worked across the world gaining extensive experience of various applications deploying the full spectrum of drone technology in sectors such as oil and gas, on and offshore wind, solar, rail, utilities, land survey, marine, emergency services, and many more. He’s achieved 4 world-first drone projects along the way (nice!), and has supported industry giants such as PrecisionHawk and Terra Drone.

Allan Panthera brings real business as well as drone services experience to commercial drone enterprises, because that’s the best fit. Compared to some others, we don’t have a military drone background or try to apply that type of expertise to a civilian, commercial drone market; but if you do require that level of support, we can provide you with the best in the business. Consequently, you will receive the most relevant and closely aligned support possible because, quite literally, we’ve been there and done it!

Crucially, we are also 100% independent – unlike some other consultancies, Allan Panthera has absolutely no commercial interests, partnerships, suppliers or affiliations to any products or services. We also ensure that there are no conflicts of interest between clients. You can therefore be assured of completely trusted, unbiased advice and support which serves your specific needs, and no one else’s.

Some examples of the support we can provide you with in this sector includes:

  • Commercial strategy and business growth
    • Incorporation of drone technology into your organisation
    • Drone service creation
    • Drone business start-up support
    • Business development, sales and marketing
    • Social media
    • Go-to-market
    • Disrupterprise®
    • Investment and fundraising
  • Commercialisation of products and services
  • Competitive benchmarking
  • Market analysis
  • Hardware and software considerations
  • Contracts review and support
  • External negotiations and dispute resolution
  • Reputation management and crisis communications
  • Business contingency and continuity planning
  • Mentoring and coaching for all levels of staff
  • Sales and marketing training
  • Recruitment support
  • Tender/bid support
  • Pitching for contracts coaching
  • Drone legal advice
  • Trademark, branding and copyright protection
  • Aviation regulatory support
  • Counter drone consultancy
  • Company green credentials and carbon output calculations, and market strategy

“The developments are pretty remarkable, and the fact is that you are the guy that made it happen. It looks like it will lead to quite a bit more business with them.”

CEO, Top 5 Global Drone Services Business

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