A DRONE company based in Stockton has opened its first international office in Trinidad and Tobago.

Rectrix Drone Services Limited, which launched in 2014 provides inspection, surveying and cinematography services.

The team, led by business development director Chris Young, 31, and founder Alex Westwood, 21, has launched a satellite arm on the Caribbean islands to service numerous sectors in the region but primarily the oil and gas industry.

Mr Young said: “The Trinidad and Tobago office is just the first part of our international expansion, and now we’re looking to expand through partnerships in other countries.

“We’re proud to take the Stockton name with us around the world as we offer this technology.”