Ward Utter Heads Catapult Expansion In Drone and Robotics Sectors

By Pravo Consulting | August 13, 2021

GAINESVILLE, Florida USA – August 12th, 2021 --- Campaign Catapult – the new end-to-end service portfolio set out to deliver solutions for new entrants, start-ups and developed mid to enterprise-size businesses operating in the Uncrewed Aerial Systems (UAS) and robotics markets has teamed up with US-based tech entrepreneur and business networking specialist Trish Ward Utter. 

‘Campaign Catapult,' represented by Trish Ward Utter at AUVSI XPONENTIAL, August 16-19 in Atlanta, GA., targets current and aspiring disruptive leaders in a range of segments including Uncrewed Aerial Vehicle (UAV) manufacturers, sensor and software innovators, counter drones, the wider supply chain and robotics industries. According to Florida-based Trish Ward Utter, “the opportunity to help develop and introduce US and international companies operating in these dynamic and fast-growing markets is exciting. Our stated aim is to provide a spectrum of support services to our North American client base especially those drone and robotics businesses targeting UK, Europe, Middle East and other regions.”  

Trish has helped companies across the globe mark their place in the world through smart marketing and PR tactics and has built a vast following of Drone, EV (electric vehicle) and automotive enthusiasts. Experience includes creating the British Club in the US, working with the British Embassy and trade delegations in Washington DC, in addition to successful ventures in publishing and forensic police support.

The opportunity to provide the UAS and wider robotics industry with seamless business and marketing support focused on whole-life solutions brought together Allan Panthera and Pravo Consulting in a strategic partnership in May 2021.

The two complementary businesses, combining successful track records in the UAS market from Allan Panthera's multi-sector operational and business strategy expertise, with Pravo Consulting's marketing, PR and social media outreach and crisis communications for national and global players, will leverage the focus of both businesses on innovative and disruptive markets. The intention is to develop the service from the UK to cover global markets, with the first regional hub in North America, with others to follow, utilizing an international associate network. [1]The global commercial drone market size was valued at USD 13.44 billion in 2020 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 57.5% from 2021 to 2028.

The team’s combined UAS experience, across commercial and defense sectors, include: research on drone standards, launch of rotary VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) UAVs and global roll out, support for UAV propulsion systems manufacturer and sensor deployment, creation of award winning drone service enterprise, commercial wins and project management of world first offshore operations, strategic insight papers, BVLOS proof of concept projects, ISR maritime security, blue chip service contracts, drone in a box commercialization, global exclusivity agreements, mentorship/board advisory, foreign market entry, funding support, and many more.

“Interest in Campaign Catapult has been phenomenal and builds on the extensive contacts and track record of both Allan-Panthera-Pravo Consulting,” explained Philip Hicks, Founder and Principal Consultant of Pravo Consulting. “North America is an obvious choice for our next major move as a strategic partnership, not only because so many UAS innovators call the US their home base, but our market understanding and experience in the ‘rest of the world’ provides our clients with a fast track for growth. Either side of the equation we offer support for businesses serious about developing in the US and/or North American businesses, including Canada and Mexico, expanding globally.”

The advent of the 5G delivery model and integration of cloud computing technology with the drone development process is anticipated to provide lucrative growth opportunities to the commercial drone market. “The global pandemic has accelerated development, testing and adoption of drones across a range of sectors from medical delivery and energy to real estate and agriculture. This, together with development of global regulatory frameworks, proven use cases, and return on investment, underscore the exciting growth we are witnessing in the uncrewed/unmanned sector,” said Jamie Allan, Founder and CEO of Allan Panthera”


Campaign Catapult services include:

  • Research services, market insight and business assessment
  • Tailored legal, commercial and brand protection services
  • M&A support from target identification to completion
  • C-Suite/Board mentoring and counselling/interim management
  • Funding – identification and bid support, investor relations, export opportunities including grant and tax options
  • Representation services for negotiations or market entry
  • Product/service commercialization and go-to-market strategy and execution
  • PR and marketing support and social media outreach for products and sector campaigns
  • International in-country support including PR representation at trade show and industry events
  • Crisis and contingency planning and media training

Editor's Note: To arrange an interview, or for more information contact:

Jamie Allan

T: +44 (0)131 3584353

Email: [email protected]

Philip Hicks

Cell: +44 (0)7467 510339

Email: [email protected]


Trish Ward Utter

Cell: +1 352 219 6702


About Allan Panthera: https://www.allanpanthera.com  

Allan Panthera, based in Edinburgh, with offices in Dubai and New York, is one of the world’s leading independent drone consultancies with in-depth experience across the broad commercial drone industry spectrum. A multidisciplinary consultancy, Allan Panthera offers a range of business growth services to sectors including Energy, Drones, Disruptive Tech, Legal, Sport & more.

About Pravo Consulting:

Pravo Consulting is a UK based consultancy providing reputation management, communications strategy, and execution with a focus on disruptive technologies and especially the UAV sector. An independent consultancy, Pravo provides clients Board-level/C-suite counsel, strategy and execution including PR, crisis communications, research, market insight and stakeholder engagement. Pravo Consulting has built an extensive international network of trusted associates currently represented in16 countries worldwide.

[1] Commercial Drone Market Size Published Date: April 2021 Base Year for Estimate: 2020    https://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/global-commercial-drones-market