MEET THE TEAM

With our experience, expertise and enthusiasm for aerial photography photography, you can be sure that you will receive great results and quality every time. Find out more about our dedicated Commission Air team below.

George Richardson

George Richardson

Managing Director

George founded Commission Air in 1990 and since then the company has gone from strength to strength, working on a variety of projects with an array of high profile clients. Now in our third decade of operation Commission Air continues to be innovative and forward thinking. Introduced in 2016, Time Lapse UK allows clients to enjoy both high quality aerial photography and time lapse video from the same supplier.

Outside of work George enjoys golf and learning Spanish.

Gail Richardson

Gail Richardson

Finance Director

Co-founder of Commission Air, Gail is our Finance Director. She is responsible for developing, implementing and overseeing the financial side of the business.

Her interests outside of work include fashion, the gym and socialising.

 Karl Smith

Karl Smith

Business Operations Manager

Having joined in 2007 Karl has been integral in the business expansion and knows the company inside out! He is responsible for our flight operations and planning, and keeps his eyes peeled on the unpredictable British weather to ensure conditions are great for flying and photography. He is a highly experienced aerial photographer capturing millions of images nationwide for our Government, councils, football stadiums just to name a few. He is also the go to guy for any technical issues; he is Commission Air’s Jack of all trades!

Outside of work he is a car enthusiast and enjoys playing the guitar.

John Deakin

John Deakin

National Sales Manager

Many of our new and existing clients will know John Deakin having been with the company for 10 years. He is the go to guy for discussing your aerial photography and video project, and has coordinated a whole range of projects such as Tottenham Hotspurs development. Combined with his extensive experience means he can help deliver the right photography and video solution for you.

Outside of work he is a keen golfer, cyclist and swims a mile every morning before work! He loves his sport and his food, and often brings his homemade soups and freshly prepared salads for his lunch.

Belinda Bailey

Belinda Bailey

Office Manager

Belinda has been with the company for over eight years and has a wealth of knowledge from working across different departments. Being the office manager here at Commission Air, she ensures our day-to-day operations run smoothly and efficiently in both the Aerial and Time Lapse Departments.

Belinda is usually the person to go to when any problems occur with the departments as she operates a no nonsense policy.

Olie Horton

Olie Horton

Aerial Photographer

Olie brings to the team a wealth of photography knowledge. He has had his work published in national magazines for his wildlife photography and has featured in many exhibitions around the county. Since joining the team over seven years ago, he has reached new heights and now captures photos for clients from our helicopter.

Outside of work, he can be found trialling new pizza flavours and regularly supports his local Rugby club.

Amber Carswell

Amber Carswell

Marketing

Amber is usually the first person you speak to at Commission Air and is able to point you in the right direction. She has a First Class Honours degree in marketing. She works closely with the aerial photography team showcasing our images and videos across multiple social media channels. She regularly updates our website and manages our digital adverts.

Outside of work she has a passion for wildlife and growing fruit and vegetables. She also enjoys wandering around antique fairs across the country.

Bethany Richardson

Bethany Richardson

Project Co-ordinator

Bethany joined the team over 3 years ago and has worked across major projects helping clients to document their sites. Bethany obtained an Upper Second-Class Honours degree in Film and Media so she has a keen eye for detail when discussing clients projects for aerial and time lapse photography.

She has a Border Terrier cross called Binky and outside of work she belongs to the local theatre group where she is often rehearsing.

Liam Scales

Liam Scales

Trainee Drone Operator

Liam joined us over 6 years ago and he brings to the team a strong photography back ground. On a daily basis he is found working with the time lapse department installing cameras nationwide. He is currently training to become a Drone Operator for the aerial photography department and is undertaking his exams at the moment.

Outside of work he loves his movies, especially Marvel, and he enjoys video gaming. He also has a strong passion for photography.

Adam Afford

Adam Afford

Photographer

Adam joined the team over 2 years ago working with the time lapse department, and his passion for photography shines through and has also been working closely with the aerial photography team. He assists with processing and editing images, as well as taking the photos from the helicopter.

Outside of work, when he is not running around after his toddler, Adam is a big fan of comics and likes to see live music.

Benjamin Reed

Benjamin Reed

Photographer

Benjamin has recently joined our growing team and works across both the aerial and time lapse departments. He has obtained a First-Class Honours degree in Philosophy. Having come from a video editing background, his attention to detail is second to none and is often compiling both aerial and time lapse videos.

Outside of work he focuses his time on creating and editing content for his YouTube channel.