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Mark’s journey with Checkatrade so far

Value for money, being part of a 'family', and the great support from the Membership Team is why Mark loves being a member.

We were delighted to speak to Mark Elliott about his time at Checkatrade so far with S4G Drone Services.

Read Mark’s Checkatrade experience so far.

Tell us about you and your business

We’re a fully qualified and insured drone company that specialises in BIM, inspections, surveys, 3D modelling and reports.

The information we capture is provided to give customers, surveyors and building managers a unique view of their building project. This means they can make critical decisions to maintain, repair or make changes to buildings. And in the process, it can save them time and money, and even reduce health and safety risks.

S4G Drones Services - Mark Elliott

What made you join Checkatrade?

We were (and are) keen to engage with not only customers but also other trades who we can assist to carry out their ‘pre-work’ and ‘post-work’. There’s so much potential to collaborate.

S4G Drone services - thermal survey

Being a member means we can contribute to the Checkatrade community and feel part of it with the other members on there.

When did you join Checkatrade?

We only joined a short while ago, but there’s growth occurring already.

I forecast that in the next 12-18 months we’ll have expanded the business and our service area. Our business territory is gradually expanding, with expansion this year if all developments go to plan.

Have you had any other success with Checkatrade?

I did have some success experimenting with my profile once I was set up.

I decided to open up the search to the wider world on Checkatrade. My company’s name isn’t very well known yet, so I knew it was unlikely that someone would find my business in Checkatrade by searching our name.

Within a week or so of changing my categories, I suddenly got 5 enquiries – some were a ‘goer’ some not. I replied to all of them regardless and advised of alternatives if they weren’t services we could offer e.g. providing a RICs Surveyor report, I referred them to a surveyor I know.

Some of them did turn into work, which is great. The paid-for option has already covered itself 5x over. Worthwhile in my view!

What made you stay with Checkatrade?

Value for money, the ‘Checkatrade Family’, and the whole team’s great support, especially the Membership Team.

Was it worth joining?

For us, yes.

I guess it really depends on the old adage of ‘what you put in you get out’.

Do you have a favourite Checkatrade benefit you use?

The biggest Member benefit we use is the Fuel Card – given have price rises this is helping to shave off costs/exposure to the pump prices.

Thank you for your time with us today Mark.

Do go and check out S4G Drone Services – it sounds like Mark could be a useful contact to know if you’re ever looking for a drone survey for your next project!

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