Leicestershire, UK – Aerial mapping company Bluesky International has recruited two sales and business development professionals to expand its commercial team. Travis Mayne joins Bluesky in the position of Business Development Manager while Emma Smith takes on the newly created role of Bid Manager. Mayne and Smith will be based out of the Bluesky head office in the UK supporting its worldwide operation with offices in Ireland, India and the US.
“Its potentially a difficult time for companies to recuit,” commented Rachel Tidmarsh, Managing Director of Bluesky International. “However, to ensure we continue to support and expand our global client base delivering the highest quality geospatial products and services it is essential that we invest in the best people, such as Travis and Emma, who have the same vision and goals as the rest of the Bluesky team.”
Travis Mayne is a seasoned geomatics professional with nearly 30 years in the sector. Mayne joins Bluesky from Cyient Europe, formerly Blom Aerofilms, where he held multiple roles, including Project Manager and Sales and Business Development Executive, over a 17 period. A member of the Rotal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Mayne started his geospatial career as a photogrammetrist with Mason Land Surveys before holding roles with Simmons Mapping and Atkins.
“I have worked with the Bluesky team for many years across a number of projects so was delighted to finally become one of the team,” said Mayne. “This is an exciting time for aerial survey companies in general and Bluesky in particular as it continues to invest in new technology and develop innovative products and services.”
Emma Smith is an experienced business development professional with a proved track record of supporting SMEs as they expand into new regions and industry sectors. With a degree in Fashion and Textiles Smith has worked with a number of UK based suppliers of workplace and corporate clothing.
“Joining Bluesky in the middle of a global pandemic was daunting to say the least,” added Smith. “Despite the company operating during lockdown conditions the communication in the run up to my start date was brilliant and the virtual induction well planned and well executed. The use of Teams to communicate has meant that I feel well connected and already part of the friendly team.”
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Bluesky International is the leading aerial survey and geographic data company in the UK producing and maintaining seamless digital aerial photography and height data on a national scale in both Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland. Bluesky also undertakes bespoke surveys, including LiDAR, for a range of public and private sector clients.
Bluesky International operates a range of aircraft and sensors including three Ultracam Eagle Mark 3s, a CityMapper which allows the simultaneous collection of vertical and oblique imagery as well as LiDAR data, and a Galaxy LiDAR which is mounted with a thermal sensor and survey grade camera. These systems put Bluesky International in the enviable position of being able to provide customers with unique and cost-effective geospatial solutions.
As well as being an established and respected aerial survey company Bluesky International is also highly innovative and continually strives to develop new products and services by embracing new technology and methods. This has resulted in the development of some unique products such as the National Tree Map (NTM).
These datasets underpin long term contracts with local and central governments and many major blue-chip companies from a range of market sectors including financial services, utilities, telecoms, web portals, construction and environment. Bluesky International has offices in the UK, US, Republic of Ireland and a dedicated production centre in India.