Eagle Eye Innovations Ltd win ‘Small Business of the Year’ Award 2019

Eagle Eye Innovations Ltd (EEI) had the honour of receiving ‘Small Business of the Year’ award at the Lincolnshire Technology and Innovation awards.

On the 13th June 2019 the Annual Lincolnshire Technology and Innovation awards took place at the Lincolnshire Showground.

This is the fifth time the event has been held and, with a 140 award submissions, it demonstrates the talent and innovation which is being produced and nurtured in the county. A delegation from Eagle Eye Innovations (EEI) were present as were many other local businesses who were shortlisted for awards.

EEI was conceived and created whilst it’s CEO, Sion Roberts, was serving with the Royal Air Force in New Mexico USA in 2013. The companies vision was to be synonymous with UAS (Unmanned Air Systems) Operations. In other words, to be on the cutting edge of all things Drones.

On relocation to the United Kingdom Sion looked at where to establish the company, and after looking at offices in Bristol and Southampton, decided upon Lincoln. “The reason for Lincoln was its central location, it’s accessibility to main travel routes and the support on offer throughout the county,” explains Sion.

Since operations commenced in Lincolnshire EEI has trained pilots globally, from Hong Kong to Switzerland, as well as training operators from an eclectic mix of industries in the UK. EEI has also trained Police forces nationally including Lincolnshire Police. “A highlight for me is when I hear or read a report about a Drone Operator using the training the company has delivered to save a life” says Kelly Alcock EEI’s Operations Manager, “It demonstrates the impact this technology can have and I’m proud to be part of such an innovative company.”

This is just the beginning for EEI. “ We are constantly adapting and pivoting to keep in time with this ever expanding industry,” says Sion “Since January  we have taken on more staff, have expanded our presence back to the United States and have secured some high profile contracts at home and abroad.”

“Of course, we were delighted to have been shortlisted, but to win against such prodigious companies was a very nice surprise,” states Dominic Smith the COO for the company who, along with Alex Kasperczyk the CSO, collected the award at the showground on behalf of EEI.

“Lincolnshire is a great place to do business, we hope our relationship with the county, it’s businesses and organisations endures and continues to thrive into the next decade and beyond.”