Family owned and run Draper Tools celebrated 100 years in Business on the 22nd June 2019

We love to support family run businesses as there is something uniquely special about them. Successful family run businesses have become rare and it’s great to see Draper Tools thriving. Here’s an interactive aerial 360 photograph of one of their sites.

It was an absolute pleasure to provide Draper Tools with aerial photography services on their special day. We thoroughly enjoy using our drone to take our photography to new another level to photograph from unique perspectives.

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Not only did Draper Tools celebrate being in business for 100 years themselves, Draper tools support Care For Veterans, who they donated £10,000 to on the day! Care for veterans was established in 1919 to care for soldiers who returned from World War 1 with life-changing disabilities. They’ve been providing long term nursing care, rehabilitation, respite and award-winning end of life care to disabled ex-servicemen and women from the RAF, Army, Royal Navy an auxiliary services for 100 years!

What a great year for both of these organisations!

We’ve had a good look through Draper Tools achievements and sponsorship’s over the years and also entered their competition. You can find out more about their history and enter the competition by clicking here.

Did you know Draper Tools sponsored Southampton Football Club for nine years? Many famous footballing legends wore the Draper Tools name on their shirts such as Alan Shearer, Peter Shilton and Matthew Le Tissier.

Over recent years they’ve continued to advertise and sponsor in various sporting arenas and currently in the following:

Exceler8 Motorsport - By providing tools and equipment to help maintain their cars.

Caterham Motorsports - Draper Tools are the Official Tooling Partner for Caterham Motorsport. Did you know Caterham Motorsport are the most successful one make championship in the UK?


Santa Pod Raceway - They’re also the Official Tool Supplier of Choice to the home of European Drag Racing! The ‘Warp Speed Racing’ Draper Tools sponsored Suzuki 1755cc drag bike travels from 0-100mph in just one second! For those of you that don’t know, our Mike loves motorbikes, cars and mechanical engineering in general. He couldn’t resist to have his photo taken!

Sands United FC Solent - They also support an amazing charity-based football team fielding only players or family members who have directly been affected by the loss of a child through miscarriage, stillbirth or neo-natal death.

Whilst waiting for our window to take off we captured a few photographs. We’re busy behind the scenes planning photo and video workshops and are always looking for inspiration and different methods to teach. Here’s a few photos Mike took:

We also entered the Draper 100 selfie competition

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What a great day!

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