ARPAS-UK is delighted to welcome PwC on board as a member. A report published last year by the PwC UK drones team predicted that drones could contribute as much as £42bn to the UK economy by 2030 and employ around 628,000 people working in related businesses.
With significant opportunities for economic gains across all sectors, ARPAS-UK continues to advocate on behalf of the whole drone industry, with government, regulators, universities and private industry.
Graham Brown, CEO of ARPAS-UK, said: “The ARPAS committee has been working tirelessly this year to increase the influence and relationships with regulators, government departments such as DfT and BEIS, All Party Parliamentary Groups, industry trade associations and consultants. PwC has one of the leading drone consulting capabilities in the market and having them on board demonstrates the progress that ARPAS has made this year.”
Elaine Whyte: “Our drones team at PwC UK has now been up and running for a year, helping clients take advantage of this emerging technology and extract value from drone data. In our Skies without Limits report we recognise that there is substantial opportunity in the drones market but this can only be achieved if we maintain and build trust. Having a professional body to represent the industry is an important layer of this trust and we are looking forward to working with ARPAS to support their mission to promote the safe use of drones.”