About the industry

Drone hire in the UK has absolutely gone through the roof in the last five years and is now thriving, but with the laws and regulations in place, you need to ensure you are licenced and backed by the right people before stepping into this industry.

Drones have made it possible to take photos and video footage that could have only previously been taken by helicopter or plane. This new method is cheaper, quicker and easier, yet produces simply stunning footage.

There could not be a better time to get into this marketplace.

When you take delivery of your SkyCam drone, you get all the benefits of running your own business without the headaches of how to get it set up. Flying the drone for other people is so much fun it won’t even feel like work.

You will not need any experience in video, photography or flying radio-controlled aircrafts, as absolutely everything is given to you in our CAA approved three-day training course and optional photography course.

The Skycam now has many franchisees nationwide, with numbers growing each week, making us the largest in-house supplier of drone operators in the UK!

Running your own drone franchise can earn you anything between £150 and thousands of pounds per job.

What Do I Get with a SkyCam Franchise?

  • State · of the art – DJI Drone.
  • CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) Unmanned Aircraft Pilots Licence Course.
  • Professionally designed website.
  • Email signature design.
  • 100 professionally designed glossy premium business cards.
  • Google PPC (pay per click) and Analytics set up – optional.
  • Facebook PPC (pay per click) advertising set up – optional.
  • Facebook business account set up and designed.
  • A local rate number ready to divert to any mobile or landline of your choice.
  • Any overflow work from our other franchisees and head office enquiries (handed out on a daily basis to our franchisees).
  • Marketing guidance and marketing advice literature emails to get you started and receiving enquiries. Also includes our very own ‘How To Earn Money With Your Drone’ e-book.
  • Ongoing support via your own account manager.
  • Drone policies and procedures pack.
  • Branded uniform including jacket and polo shirt.
  • Members only access to our free downloads of help sheets, set up videos and much more.

Optional extras:

Film/TV or Photography Masterclass.

Pix4D Workshops (for those interested in Surveying/Mapping) and many more courses available at hugely discounted rates.

Will I Get Much Work?

We provide you with a specialised marketing package and advice to help with new enquiries. With the help of one of the UK’s leading business start-up and marketing companies, we will set-up and design all your marketing material as well as providing:
  • A stunning website fully optimised for Google.
  • A Google maps business listing professionally designed and optimised.
  • Professional set up and design of your social media account.
  • Google PPC account management and set up (optional).
  • Ongoing advice and assistance from our in-house marketing team.
  • Head office referrals that come in for your area (currently handing these out on a daily basis to our franchisees Nationwide).

We are currently offering an exclusive deal of just £4,900 for the franchise. We have many franchisees nationwide with numbers growing each week. Availability is now becoming very limited. Don’t miss out on this opportunity, contact us today to check if your area is free!

Some recent work we have received includes:

  • Ed Sheeran concert security for ten of our pilots and drones over 3 days!
  • 300 property images
  • Regular, ongoing Local Authority work
  • National Estate Agents property photos and so much more……

SkyCam Franchisee Testimonial

Run your own aerial drone franchise business with SkyCam! Watch this video to see franchisee Chris answer key questions about his experience with SkyCam.

The SkyCam franchise reviews

  • I had my 2-hour lesson yesterday. I am very, very pleased with the instruction I received. He is an incredibly professional and enthusiastic instructor. I learned so much more than I could have imagined. He gave me great flying and safety tips and his friendly manner put me at ease. He provided me with a great deal of very helpful literature such as checklists for flying, where I can legally fly, drone apps and websites etc.


  • I only had my franchise a short while, being run part time initially, and after simple word of mouth during my taxi driving, I’ve already had the opportunity of a 300 property project along with further job opportunities. It’s an excellent start, and support has been great. Looking forward to an exciting next 12 months.

    Mihai Petrescu

  • I am beginning to get business leads through from various sources that you have set up which is fantastic.


  • Upon taking on a SkyCam franchise, the team have been very helpful in not only setting up the franchise but in the after-care and support that I have received. I have my own account manager who I have spoken to both in and out of work hours. I have received a few enquiries from head office already, not long after receiving my licence and one recently that could potentially lead to a large contract and possibly ongoing work for multiple franchisees across the UK.

    Kevin Maunton

  • I recently took out a SkyCam franchise and have been very impressed with the level of support provided. I have now finished my PFCO course, I have my drone and website etc, which all looks very good. I’m not even 2 months in and have already received a number of enquiries through my website for work. As I’m awaiting my licence, I have passed the work on to another neighbouring franchisee for now. I have also met and spent time with another local franchisee, who has been kind enough to take me out on a ‘jet ski’ job for BT Sports. I Would highly recommend to anyone looking to get into an industry that looks to have a very promising future.

    Chris Buckle

  • I qualified as a drone pilot back in April. The SkyCam guys provided great support setting up the SkyCam business in my area. Always on hand with helpful advice and tips on how to promote my business, and build upon the SkyCam brand.

    Paul Williams

  • I received my long-awaited PfCO recently and I have plans to start promoting myself and looking for work, but without having done much of that at all yet, I’ve already been offered 4 jobs. SkyCam offered great support throughout the set-up process – and just the right level of encouragement to keep going. As well as the initial equipment and PFCO training, they have been a sounding board when I have needed advice, and they’ve provided information about additional training courses and they’re helping me edit the first video I’ve produced. All their backing has been thoroughly supportive and professional.

    Ian Wilson

  • SkyCam offered support through the set up period and have provided a couple of referrals which have resulted in providing Aerial Photography services.

    Gavin West

  • If you’re new to running a business, then buying a franchise with Bizlaunch is a no brainer. The support and knowledge you have access to is second to none. They will ensure that you understand the best way of operating and being successful, but will give you the autonomy to flourish.

    Conor Greenwood


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