heliguy began life in the mid 2000s as a RC helicopter specialist working mainly with hobbyists before expanding into the drone industry and retailing off-the shelf products. As the sector expanded and more regulation was introduced, heliguy created a dedicated training team that is able to train drone pilots to varying accredited levels. The company also created a repair centre and logistics department.
Managing Director, Joel Ross, identified that retailing other people’s products could restrict company growth, and that prompted the creation of a new product development team.
Sam continued: “The three big challenges for us were how do we scale production from a lower level? How do we access different materials that would normally cost us an awful lot of money, and how do we build limited, small run electronics in-house?
“Those were our three big questions when we first engaged with Made Smarter Adoption North East.”