James Dunning, Founder, Droneguard UK
The popularity of drones has transformed many industries – from photography and construction to agriculture and even insurance itself – but has also presented new risks to address. With this in mind, James Dunning founded Droneguard in 2016 to provide commercial drone insurance for CAA-qualified commercial operators, from individuals to multinational companies and government agencies. Droneguard started trading in the UK in early 2017 and in Ireland in 2018, offering some of the highest limits online for a direct offering. The product is also traded through brokers and other affinities via portals and white labels.
Dunning personally developed Droneguard’s sites and online quote-and-buy systems, which allows changes to be handled in-house without need for developers and extra coding work. The system can also be used for other products or for international expansion without need for further licences. Since launching, Droneguard’s sites have had more than 14,500 unique users and currently average over 1,000 new users per month.