The SkyCam franchise opportunity

Capture aerial images and video with your own SkyCam aerial drone franchise.

Run your own drone operation thanks to the experts at The SkyCam. You can own your own business doing something amazing in a thriving industry.

No experience necessary... full training is given to get started!

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.
  • Drone policies and procedures pack.
  • Any overflow work from our other franchisees and head office enquiries (handed out on a daily basis to our franchisees).
  • Members only access to our free downloads of help sheets, set up videos and much more.
  • 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.
  • Branded uniform including jacket and polo shirt.


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. 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).

See examples of recent work we have handed out from head office to our franchisees:

  • 60 sites job for a single franchisee working with a telecommunications company
  • Ed Sheeran concert –10 drones required for security working with police
  • Dunelm multi-store job
  • Countless roof surveys
  • Tv work for Channel 4 and Sky TV
  • Estate Agents property work and so much more…

We are currently offering an exclusive deal of just £9,400 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!

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.

Beginners Course (Confidence Course)

This course is designed to prepare you for your GVC course. It will give you the confidence to not only complete your GVC successfully but enjoy it too. We will go through every aspect of the course to ensure that you are confident with your drone and flying high when it comes to your practical flight assessment.

  • What is an Operations Manual & why do we need it
  • What kind of information will you need to know on your exam
  • How to safely fly your drone – Settings and how to use them
  • Flight practice with a member of our team (If requested)

Post GVC Course (‘Real World’ Course)

This course is all about working your franchise in ‘The Real World’. We will show you how to troubleshoot most issues that may arise when you are out flying.

  • How to price, quote & Invoice
  • More flight practice if required
  • How to present yourself to a potential client
  • Photography skills
  • Portfolio building
  • Hazards on site
  • Pre-work checklist
  • And much more……

Equipment & Goodies

When you have completed both of these courses, we will provide you with the perfect starter kit for your franchise. This kit will equip you with the tools necessary to carry out any work with your drone.

  • Digital Anemometer
  • Drone Landing Pad
  • Flight Caution Cones
  • The SkyCam Hi-Viz Vest
  • Camera Wipes
  • High Fibre Cloth
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Pilot ID Badge in Leather Lanyard
  • All packed into a SkyCam bag

The SkyCam franchise reviews

SkyCam franchisee 'Kate and Daniels' latest success

Two of our franchisees were successful in securing ongoing drone work via an opportunity from head office which has resulted in working 5-7 days per week traveling the country ongoing.

Starting work in 2020 with just Kate, it has now led onto requiring assistance from other franchisees, with Daniel being the next to join the contract in 2021.

  • "My main reason for joining with The SkyCam was always to try and bring in the larger clients and achieving more ‘repeat work’. This was secured when I was asked to undertake a large contract, across the UK. Since then I have been working around 5 days a week, sometimes more. The clients I work for are brilliant, helping with locations for a safe take-off and landing, on call for any issues and extremely punctual payers. All in all I am a few months in and it is going very well"

  • "After starting out as one of the first franchisees from an opportunity given to me by friends within SkyCam, there has been no looking back.

    Taking time out recently to deal with family matters, I decided to step back into my franchise full time in 2020 where I am delighted to have now picked up in excess of £1000 per week regular work, out 5-7 days per week with my new DJI Matrice drone."

  • Alex Bleiker - franchisee

    "I purchased my franchise in November 2019 but needed to finish up with my old job, Gemma and the guys in the office were great and happy to help. I started trading in late January and through February I got a few enquiries most of which turned into jobs …. then Covid hit! To be totally honest, I was really impressed how quickly the enquiries came through. The Skycam website is brilliant, well laid out, good user experience and most importantly an organic search result on google meaning when someone searches for drone pilots in your area you will come up first which is invaluable. The licence really helps you to understand the rules of the air and keeps you out of trouble and with a little creativity you can work almost anywhere! This is a great example of job where the more you put in the more you get out of it. I've really enjoyed it so far"

    As always, please keep sending any and all jobs my way. More than happy to travelp.s. the Leicester doctors job should be going ahead, just trying to get permission from a rooftop car park to shoot there

  • Daniel Kitchen – franchisee

    "I have been part of The SkyCam franchise for nearly a year now (since 2019) and it has been fantastic. Picking up work through the website effortlessly, being part of the team is hands down the best way to achieve large drone contracts! Not only the work provided but the help and friendliness behind the scenes is second to none! Any queries I have are answered with great knowledge and speed. I would 100% recommend The SkyCam to anyone!"

  • James – franchisee

    "If you're thinking of buying a SkyCam franchise then go for it, with their professionalism and knowledge there's guidance and advice from the beginning.

    I had 3 months ongoing work with a construction company who specialise in flood defences, after a few weeks of completing my course. I can honestly say buying a franchise from Skycam has been one of the best decisions I've ever made"

  • Mihai Petrescu – SkyCam franchisee

    "Not long had my franchise, 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"

  • Nigel – franchisee

    "The business is going well with my best ever week last week. I have two estate agents on board now supplying some regular work and have advertised in a local paper that has had some success, most of my jobs at the moment are coming through your marketing"

  • Gavin – franchisee

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

  • Terry Sloan – SkyCam franchisee

    "Since joining The SkyCam in June 2017 I have received ongoing support, advice and help at each stage of the new business start-up. I have my own dedicated account manager who is always on hand to answer my questions I might have, and I am pleased that I chose this franchise.

    I am looking forward to a long standing, successful partnership with The SkyCam and would happily recommend it to others"

  • Paul Williams – SkyCam franchisee

    "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"

  • Within the first few weeks of being set up with the franchise this year…

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

    Richard Halton – SkyCam franchisee

  • Ian – franchisee

    "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"

  • Martin –franchisee (Nov 2017)

    "SkyCam have provided timely delivery of equipment, training and responses to my questions along the way. The SkyCam is fun and enjoyable way of earning an additional income alongside other employment. Like any business though, jobs won't just land on your lap. Put together a business plan, a marketing strategy and make lots of connections through networking in your local area to make it a success. I did a big job yesterday photographing Chessington World of Adventures."

  • Colin Sycamore (2021)

    "I have been a Skycam Franchisee for almost 2 years and the initial organisation of equipment, training and business set up was excellent, along with the support from Head office.

    This enabled me to concentrate on passing and attaining the PfCO from the CAA, plus some additional training on Land surveying.

    The business was growing and with some leads via head office, the level of work was where I expected to be.

    Then the Pandemic hit, and we were grounded for some time, leads dried up and existing quotes were put on hold, but the support was always available when required.

    However, over the past few months (its now April 2021) the leads from The Skycam have been flowing and along with a major contract from a construction company, plus working with roofing companies, business is looking promising. The success rate for leads is about 75%, which is very acceptable."

  • Glen (2021)

    "I wanted to set up an aerial photography/videography business, and The SkyCam franchise helped me to achieve this. They helped me to set up 2 areas within 2 months, including delivery of the drone and associated equipment, arranging theory/practical training with a CAA qualified trainer, and helping with the marketing and insurance.

    They were already providing potential leads before I gained my CAA GVC operational authorisation, and continue to support my business."

  • Mark Henderson (2021)

    "I have been a franchisee for just over a year now and have fantastic support from everyone at SkyCam. I love that fact that I get to complete different and varied jobs and that I can fit them around my life. It was a great decision to go for the franchise and do not regret it at all.

    I look forward to continue to grow and develop my business with the support of my account manager."

  • James Brindley - SkyCam franchisee

    "I received my PfCO in August 2019, and have been gradually doing some very interesting jobs, although 2020 when COVID hit everything slowed down, and now It's picking up again. I've just done a roof survey, which is going to now lead to more work, and last week I did an aerial photo shot of a field that will be used for camping, near Padstow in North Cornwall, with the Drone out at sea looking inland. The client was very happy, and now he wants one from the same position at high tide, at sunrise.

    This is the sort of work I decided to join the SkyCam franchise for. My office for the morning will be a field on Cornwall's South West Coast Path and it beats working in a factory that's for sure. I'm now going to push for more of these jobs and all the tools and support are there for you to achieve this. I feel now I'm getting myself established, and I'm excited for my future with Skycam."

  • Ian Anderson - SkyCam franchisee

    "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"

  • Gavin West - SkyCam franchisee

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

  • Chris Buckle - SkyCam franchisee

    "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"

  • Priya Bhatti - Franchisee

    "I joined The SkyCam at the beginning of the year (2019) where I passed my PfCO and began business pretty quickly. Since then I have built an on-going partnership with a local estate agents, as well as filming at weddings. It is always challenging running a business whilst having a little one to look after, but the team are always at the end of the line to answer any questions I may have and support me in all ways."


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