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, five drones, two 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.
Mark has joined the team as Director of Operations. Coming from 20 years as a photographer and seminar speaker he is not hanging up his camera, just moving into a more corporate role.
He is golf mad and a trained pastry chef, so his colleagues are looking forward to see what Mark brings into the office.
Mark lives in Bracknell with his home overlooking the 15th fairway of a local golf course – perfect.
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’s moved on since then and now leads our Account Manager team.
Louise lives in Surrey and enjoys discovering new eateries, bars and clubs. Now the proud owner of Rupert the Pug, High Level’s newest security trainee!
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!
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 Woking and wins the prize for shortest commute to the office.
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!
Alex brings a wealth of photographic experience to High Level. He has enjoyed travelling the world and photographing along the way. He is also a keen drone pilot and videographer, skills which will prove very useful in his time with the company.
In his spare time Alex enjoys outdoor pursuits particularly mountain biking in the Berkshire woods.
Dave has had an illustrious aviation career having first flown solo at the age of 15. He then spent 19 years in the RAF, flying legendary aircraft types including the Phantom, Hawk and the mighty F-15 Eagle. Following his military career he spent 14 years flying airliners.
All have prepared him well for puttering around the UK skies in High Level Photography’s slightly more sedate Cessna 172!
Dave is also an accomplished musician having played piano in a professional capacity on many of the best known shows both in the West End and on regional tours.
In addition to flying, Saf is also responsible for the management of our company aircraft, flight operations and planning which includes deciphering airspace restrictions, understanding the weather, and liaising with all relevant air traffic organisations to ensure a smooth flight.
Saf has always harboured an ambition to fly and after a successful career as an SVP in Banking Technology, he decided to take the jump and gained his Commercial Pilots Licence.
Saf lives in Berkshire with his wife and three young children.
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!