About 360imagery - The Virtual Tour Company
We are one of the leading providers of 360 Virtual Tours in the UK...
360imagery was founded in 2008 by Stuart Thorp, at that time a qualified Chartered Surveyor, and has since become one of the leading nationwide providers of bespoke Virtual Tours in the UK.
“Following unexpected redundancy in the property market crash of 2008, I launched 360imagery, combining a hobby of panoramic photography, experience in commercial property marketing and computer programming knowledge to create a unique business offering the new cutting-edge technology at that time – Virtual Tours.
14+ years later, I remain as passionate about property, photography and technology, and can now add to that an unrivalled wealth of experience across many business sectors, working alongside some of the biggest brands, to create the highest quality 360-degree Virtual Tours available.”
Always advancing with technology...
“Since I set up 360imagery in 2008, the virtual tour industry has certainly changed, and I am constantly investing in the latest technology to ensure my work stays at the forefront of this ever-changing industry. Combine this with my background and experience in marketing and, dare I say it, my genuine love for what I do, my Clients come back to me time and time again.
For example, over 10 years ago, I was one of the first Virtual Tour companies in the UK to offer aerial / drone 360 panoramas as part of a ground-based Virtual Tour, ‘stitching’ together 100 separately-captured images captured 400 feet over Nottingham city using a hand-build drone and a Canon Powershot ‘point & shoot’ camera. At that time, revolutionary! Today, aerial 360 panoramas are a common addition to virtual tours and I incorporate them into nearly every Virtual Tour I create.
I love the challenge of being asked by Clients: “can a Virtual Tour include this…?!” and, whilst I endeavor to learn the new skills myself, I will occasionally outsource more specialist services to other like-minded professionals, experts in their own field such as CGI architects, whose work I then incorporate into a 360imagery Virtual Tour. As my first Boss used to say, ‘The answer is yes, now what’s the question!’ “
The best tours need the best equipment...
“I use only the very latest Canon SLR cameras and lens, combined with cutting-edge software / hardware technologies, to create the most advanced and up-to-date Virtual Tours available in the market today.”
For 10+ years Stuart was a member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) who had worked in all aspects of commercial property marketing, disposal and acquisition in London and the Midlands. Stuart is a member of the International VR Photography Association (IVRPA), as well as a past member of both the Office Agents Society and Industrial Agents Society.