Based in Stroud, Gloucestershire, Stride Around was formed in 2020 following a request from a local school to create a Virtual Tour to help them provide an immersive visitor experience to potential students and parents. Created by James Marchant, founder of Stride Around, it enabled him to bring together his 25+ years experience of photography, analysis, video production and live events. Used to combining images, technical drawings, floorplans and video to bring complex event venues and locations to life for clients, James added his knowledge of 360° photography to this mix and discovered a need for virtual tours.

Drone imagery is also transforming the product that we can offer. Using our range of DJI Enterprise drones, we’re able to capture aerial imagery to support and enhance the visual experience even more. With our pilots trained by leading industry practitioners, qualified to a minimum of A2CofC standard, accredited by the CAA and insured for commercial work to EASA EU specifications, we provide a truly professional, commercial operation.

Stride Around has grown rapidly as more and more businesses are restricted by social distancing, physical visits and travel. With art venues, co-working offices, event spaces as well as schools as part of our portfolio of clients, we’re also developing our presence within the construction industry, layering such technology as LIDAR and Photogrammetry over our tours. With the support of various associates, we’re able to offer a one-stop package including virtual 3D environments and full video production.