How we started.
At Bad Wolf Horizon, we are at the technical forefront of what we do and we are continuously evolving how drones are flown and used in the creative sector. At a time where anyone can go and purchase a pretty decent drone off the shelf, we aim to be the best of the best in our field and we are quickly becoming THE go-to drone team in the country.
Bad Wolf Horizon was founded in 2017, by Tom Wadsworth, a graduate with a degree in Product Design Engineering. As a creative opportunist, Tom has always strived to do things differently, to think outside the box, and to deliver services across the UK which are unique, new, and exciting. This hard work has paid off. In 2021, Tom has a number of awards including "Young Business Person of the Year" in the South West and "40-under-40" in the UK.
Now, the team has expanded and we now offer a range of unique services from cinematic FPV drone filming to traditional drone services. Having worked with names including Amazon, The National Trust, and NatWest, to name just a few, you are in safe hands working with Bad Wolf Horizon.
Bad Wolf HQ.
As you may know by now, we like to do things differently. Not just in the work that we create, but also in the space in which we work. Renting a space for £500+ a month (especially with all of our gear) doesn't sound very sustainable for an ever-changing business, so we thought outside of the box... or rather, in the box?
Meet our new headquarters, two double-stacked 20ft shipping containers, designed by us, and the perfect space for an office, a drone building workshop, with kit storage downstairs. Why containers? No huge monthly overheads, more environmentally conscious, with lower ongoing electricity and water bills. Finally, these structures are both moveable and expandable, which caters to our business which is continuously pivoting with the world around us.
Why not come on round to visit and join us for a coffee?
Unless you've been living under a rock, you will know that the world is starting to fall apart. At Bad Wolf Horizon, the neverending LiPo battery charging and discharging, the 10's of thousands of miles driven per year, and the occasional out-of-country flight means that we are much a part of the problem as everyone else.
In order to reduce our environmental impact on the planet, we offset our carbon (and exceed it), through supporting and donating some of our profits to various charities in the UK. In our minds there are two main ways to help the planet:
1. Prevent deforestation. In order to help with this, we provide a monthly donation to Cool Earth. A rainforest deforestation prevention charity based in Penryn, Cornwall.
2. Plant trees and offset carbon. Ecologi is a platform which allows us to calculate our business' carbon creation, enabling us to offset this amount each month. Take a look at the link below to learn more about the number of trees we've planted, where they've been planted and how sign up for yourself.
Of course, we have our problems and we are not nearly where we want to be in terms of plastic creation and the purchase of goods from abroad. Generally, new drones are packaged in large quantities of plastic and with a high number of air miles too. This is an ongoing concern and we want to continue to be better, as our business progresses.
Earning our Place
We are serious about safety. To be able to fly any aircraft commercially in the UK and can fly up to 4kg across the EU. Full training is required to teach pilots how to mitigate risk and ensure the safety of people on the ground and, in the sky. We are fully qualified to fly commercially and have a full Operational Authorisation License from the CAA.
We have our Operational Authorisation (AO) from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
We have public liability insurance of £5 million with a fully certified, UAS specialist insurer.
We are qualified to fly any drone up to 4kg in the Open Category across the EU & EASA countries