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Nigel King


Business and Team management, Design, Technical Sales, Foreign Training, RPA Pilot/Commander, Customer Support.

Ex RAF Pilot, Ex IT Consultant, 40 years in Aerospace related industries including unmanned aviation and aerial photography.

Writes the Expertise Articles.

Nigel is also a writer for our blog.



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Ruairi Hardman

General Manager

Team management, SUAS Sales, Customer Support, Receipt and Dispatch.Business and Team management, Design, Technical Sales, Foreign Training, RPA Pilot/Commander, Customer Support.

Ruairi also helps with the coordination of the sales team..

Degree in Industrial Design and Biological Sciences from Lancaster University.



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Chris McGough

Production Manager

Chris is the driving force behind the production team. He is in the process of bringing Quest UAV up to date with the latest ISO:9001 standards.

Chris comes from a production background and has brought with him, his knowledge and expertise. He has also perfected the ‘Running Man’.



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Stuart King

Flight Operations and Training Lead

Stu heads our flight team and is head of training and testing.

BSc Information Technology for Business. Climbing and Mountain Biking Instructor. Mountain Rescue Team member.

Stuart is also a writer for our blog.


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Steve Surtees

R&D, Manufacturing Team Member

Manufacturer, Stock, Construction, CAD and Design.

Coastguard volunteer. Keen multirotor and drone enthusiast.


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Shimmy Leszczynski

Detailed Manufacturer

Wingmaster, CAD, R&D, Manufacturer.

Shimmy is Multilingual and knows English, Polish and German.


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Adam Horton

Manufacturing Team Member

Construction, Mini Builds, Receipts, Dispatch.

Adam is one of our lead Manufacturers, specialising in the build of Q-Pods. Adam has recently become a new Dad to baby Rose.


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Francis Thompson

UAV Designer/Flight Operator

Francis has a Degree in Design for Industry from Northumbria University and previously was the Designer for Versadrones Aerial Imaging Technology


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Callum Hewitson

UAV Support Technician

Also in the build team, flying team and online training.

Level 3 Diploma in Engineering, Callum is also a volunteer for his local Lifeboat.


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Ryan Hedley

Assistant UAV Manufacturer

Construction, Mini Builds, Specialises in DATAHawk construction.

NVQ in Business, Level 2 Engineering.


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Cameron Weeks

UAV Engineer

Cameron works alongside the Flight Team, R & D and Production.

Cameron has years of experiences with multirotor drones and a vast knowledge of how UAV’s work. He once had a pint with Prince Andrew.


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Carla Taylor

Sales Coordinator and Account Manager

Carla assists clients in purchasing the correct UAV and assists them throughout their QuestUAV experience through quality Account Management

Carla has a BTEC Foundation Degree in Art and Design (3D Design) but has pursued an Account Management career in Banking, Web Development and Promotional Merchandise before settling at QuestUAV.



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Stefan Frizzel

IT System Administrator

Stefan oversees all of QuestUAV’s IT issues, supporting staff and clients.

BSc Computing Science; Specialising in Algorithm Design, Artificial Intelligence in Games, Advanced Graphics, Interaction Design and Mobile Development. Stefan is also a qualified Judo Instructor and Lifeguard



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Kerstin Traut

Post Processing Coordinator

Kerstin has been working with QuestUAV for almost three years, firstly delivering agricultural services to clients in the Philippines and then as an employee of QuestUAV bringing GIS and data services to the business.

She loves working on the PPK project as it distils all her skills into an application that has real benefits in agriculture and surveying. Post Processing and working with clients is also her thing!

Kerstin has a degree (Master of Science / Geo Informatics) from Jena University in East Germany



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Jo Harris

Marketing Coordinator

Jo orchestrates the Marketing at QuestUAV as well as trying her hand at Sales and Account Management

Jo comes from a Software Development background; she was Project Manager and Business Development Manager in her previous roles. Jo also brings with her a UAV background and follows the drone industry

Degree in Business Development and Marketing, HNC Business Development, NVQ in Business, IT and Retail and PRINCE2 trained.



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