Ian acquired High Level in 2007. Using his commercial and technical knowledge of video and photography services from previous businesses he has developed the business into what it is today.
From humble beginnings with one mast vehicle and one photographer, Ian has overseen the company expand to include six mast vehicles, two drones, an aircraft, a vast array of cameras (both stills and video) along with a loyal and highly experienced team.
Ian lives in Surrey with his wife and three children. Ian is a keen photographer, cyclist and pilot in his spare time.
When it comes to counting the pennies, Zara is the go-to lady keeping the High Level finances in check. Working alongside the Financial Controller her main task is to stop the MD buying too many expensive gadgets!
A Chartered Accountant by trade, Zara lives in the Surrey hills where she enjoys walking her dog. She has a lifetime passion for dancing and still occasionally ‘treads the boards’ to keep herself fit. So in both work and play Zara likes to keep the figures trim.
Zara does have a fear of flying so a staff experience flight in the High Level aircraft isn’t on her agenda!
A shareholder in the business and being married to the MD has meant Lorraine has been involved in the business from the word go. Lorraine manages credit control and supplier payments.
Of late Lorraine has taken to pounding the streets to keep fit and has recently taken part in a number of running events for charity. She is planning for the London marathon for 2019
Séamus brings a wealth of experience to his role at High Level supporting the sales, operations and finance teams. An experienced drone pilot and qualified instructor, his knowledge is invaluable when establishing permissions to operate in restricted airspace.Séamus volunteers for Surrey Search & Rescue using drones with thermal imaging to find missing people. In his spare time, Séamus is a huge film fan and enjoys walking his retired search dog, Merlin.
Many of our customers will know Louise from her original Account Manager role from when she joined the High Level team in December 2014. She has since moved on to become the MD’s ‘right hand’ woman assisting in the day to day operations of High Level.
Louise lives in Surrey and enjoys discovering new eateries, bars and clubs. A dog is on her wish list as an alternative to another visit to the gym.
The first point of contact when calling in, many clients’ will be familiar with Kirstie’s voice.
As the ‘fixer’ Kirstie oversees getting the High Level photographers’ to the right place at the right time.
Juggling deadlines with ever changing weather conditions, constantly evolving locations and client schedules takes a person with the patience of a saint which Kirstie has in abundance from her previous experiences in logistical roles.
In her spare time Kirstie is a music gig ‘junkie’ and enjoys long leisurely walks with her fiancé and Pugs
Known to many of our customers’ as the first point of contact, Gillian has been with High Level since October 2011.
Since joining the team she has helped grow the business partly through her expert knowledge of the property industry from her previous career as a field based representative both in the commercial and residential sectors.
Gillian lives in Surrey and loves last minute meals for two especially as her children are now of an age where they have gained some independence with their own cars.
Sue has recently joined the High Level team and soon many of our clients will become familiar with the sound of her lovely voice.
Over the years Sue has worked in a variety of sales roles and environments which will serve her in good stead for her role at High Level.
Sue lives with her husband in Surrey and enjoys long walks with her family and friends. She has visual arts pedigree in that her father was a keen videographer with an amazing archive of footage stretching back many decades – some of which is publicly available for social commentary on major events such as the 1966 World Cup.
Rebecca is an integral part of the sales team providing administrative support to the Account Managers and Shoot Co-ordinator. She also works closely with the aerial library staff to ensure we get sample images to our clients as speedily as possible.
Rebecca lives in Surrey and is a wordsearch queen in her spare time. In the past she has owned her own horses and now has ambitions to become a figure skater-watch out for her on Dancing on Ice!
Having joined in 2008 David has been integral in the business expansion. A ‘Jack of all Trades’ role originally, David is pleased to see others come on board to enable him to concentrate on the photography.
Over the years he has photographed many sites throughout the UK, driving and flying thousands of miles in the process. This experience has proved invaluable in him being able to pass on his knowledge to his fellow photographers.
David lives near Aylesbury and has had a lifelong interest in photography, aviation and travel.
Since early 2013 Bryony has brought her creative flair to High Level not only when behind a camera but also when armed with a computer and Photoshop!
High Level has offered Bryony a multitude of opportunities to expand these creative capabilities plus the chance to abseil, fly and take trips in very tall cherry pickers.
Hailing originally from the Isle of Wight Bryony now lives in Surrey and uses her spare time to master various unusual artistic techniques and can usually be found binge-watching shows on Netflix in a dino-onesie!
Leif operates High Level’s Northern office. Based in Manchester he mostly covers assignments in locations throughout the North and Scotland. He occasionally ventures South both for assignments and to visit the head office to touch base with his colleagues.
Leif was formerly a police officer before retiring and spending a year as an official photographer for Red Bull providing fantastic photographs of their air racing circuit from exotic locations around the world.
In his spare time Leif is an internationally qualified aerobatics judge.
Paul’s primary role is to fly the company aeroplane on aerial photographic missions. Route planning, aircraft maintenance and weather forecasting are all part of Paul’s remit.
In addition to flying Paul has many ‘strings to his bow’ including a passion for photography and is occasionally pressed into action as part of the photography team. His past careers in IT and aviation operations make him a very useful person to have around.
Paul resides in Kent and is a flying instructor in his spare time.
It is Lizzie’s task to curate and scan the aerial library in order to extricate the best shots for our clients’.
A keen photographer in her own right, Lizzie is an expert at shooting babies, horses and events (with a camera!).
Many searches are for densely populated areas which is akin to finding a needle in a haystack. However Lizzie’s ability to nail a Where’s Wally book has proved a valuable skill!
Lizzie lives in Chobham and wins the prize for shortest commute to the office.
Rachel has joined the aerial library team to assist with the ever growing demand from our customers for aerial library image searches.
In addition to finding those ‘needles in haystacks’, Rachel is also curating High Level’s Photodeck city spotlight images as well as Twittering and Facebooking on behalf of the company.
Rachel lives in Farnham and is a keen photographer in her own right.
Danni has joined the team as both a photographer and to support the aerial library team.
An accomplished fashion photographer Danni is now developing her skills to make even the dullest building look beautiful!
A keep fit fanatic Danni is a veteran of many fun runs and her proudest achievement was completing the London Marathon.
Don’t be fooled by Bella’s benign appearance – she is highly trained and vicious to anyone attempting to steal her bone!
In her spare time Bella enjoys sleeping, going for walks and yet more sleeping. She can often be found sleeping on a chair in the MD’s office
A new addition to the High Level team, Bonnie assists Bella in the security of the office once she has finished chasing birds and being cuddled by the High Level staff as she is unbearably cute!
She is often trying to get Bella to play with her by nibbling Bella’s ears!!
Beware any intruders as you are likely to be licked to death!