Above Surveying brings together an unparalleled blend of UAV, IT and solar experience to the market. Formed with Buzzflyer Ltd, an established UAV constructor and supplier to the UK market with more than 10 years’ experience and the solar PV expertise of Push Energy Ltd, a leading UK solar EPC and O&M provider.

Having worked in partnership over the past 3 years in using UAV technology extensively across the development and construction of solar farms, the combined expertise has been used to create a market leading UAV platform and thermographic surveying service.

With the use of the very latest thermographic cameras, gimbals and flight data logging equipment, together with our custom post processing software has meant that we are able to offer an unrivalled service within the UK solar sector.

Market knowledge, experience and passion are the defining traits of our company and we do everything with our core values.

Will Hitchcock

Will Hitchcock

Managing Director

Will has a Bachelor’s degree in Air Transport Engineering and an HND in Mechanical & Production Engineering and has had a keen interest in aviation, renewables and energy conservation for many years.

As a Director at Push Energy Will was responsible for the construction of 150MW of ground mounted solar farms throughout the UK. In September 2015, focused on solving an industry problem – how to accurately inspect 100% of modules across large scale solar –  Will founded Above Surveying Ltd.

Will is also a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) and back in 2011, Will Hitchcock and Simon Gilhooly set up the UK’s first community owned solar co-operative, Green Energy Nayland.

Lee Maughan

Finance Director

Jonathan Cleave


Simon Gilhooly

Technical Manager & Software Developer

Gemma Moore

Operations Manager

Dave Eggleton

Chief Pilot

Steve Shearn

UAV Pilot

Denis Stretton

UAV Pilot

Harvey Mann

UAV Technician