Oxford PR agency widens services after securing drone operator’s licence

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Oxford based PR agency Fortitude has been awarded a drone operator’s license from the Civil Aviation Authority.

It has launched aerial video and photography services which it says will help bring a new perspective to its storytelling. The service will provide cinematic quality aerial content for clients and expands the range of core communications services provided by the agency including strategy, content writing, PR, social media management, reputation and video production.

The CAA, the UK’s statutory corporation which oversees and regulates all aspects of civil aviation only awards a drone pilot license following a stringent testing process. Testing covers planning, communication, high levels of situational awareness, safety and professionalism.

Greig Box Turnbull, founder of Fortitude, said: “This is an exciting step forward in our growth and strengthens our core offering. It means we can offer more creative and impactful options to clients.”

Based on the Oxford Science Park, Fortitude represents clients in various sectors including professional services, transport, health, charity, tech and sport. Clients include Oxford Bus Company, Oxford United in the Community, Sensium and TicketCo.

Fortitude’s head videographer Thom Airs underwent the formal training and passed the exams to become the agency’s CAA licensed drone pilot.

Thom said: “The training was rigorous and rightfully so. Having the CCA license means any drone footage we obtain can be used for commercial purposes. We are fully licensed and insured and looking forward to helping clients stand out from the crowd even more.”

Fortitude was founded by former Oxford United managing director and Mirror journalist Greig Box Turnbull in 2017.