Specialist insight and connections to grow your business

About us

We provide information and events to help people and companies grow.

We focus on distinct global markets.

Our separate brands – Corporate Jet InvestorHelicopter InvestorSuperyacht Investor and Revolution.aero– are better known than the parent company and each dedicated to their own market.

Our customers include some of the world’s best and most exciting companies. They vary between the largest international banks and manufacturers to individual consultants and start-ups. We have clients in more than 50 countries.

In 2019 we will run 10 events in London, Dubai, Geneva, Singapore, San Francisco and Miami, publish more than 50 newsletters, five print publications and inform more than 600,000 individuals. 

The company was received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade 2019. The Queen’s Awards are the most prestigious award a UK company can receive. Her Majesty The Queen personally approves the winners and they are designed to reward innovative companies of all sizes.

“Corporate Jet Investor is a game changer”

— Thomas Flohr, VistaJet
Alasdair Whyte and Louisa Whyte at London Biggin Hill Airport

Alasdair Whyte and Louisa Whyte at London Biggin Hill Airport

Specialist Insight was founded by Louisa Whyte (managing director) and her husband Alasdair Whyte (editor). The pair met at publishing company Euromoney Institutional Investor. Louisa ran a conference group focused on airlines. Alasdair edited and published several magazines.

They had seen how events and editorial could make industries stronger and decided to launch a company focused on niche, international markets.

The website for Corporate Jet Investor formally launched in August 2010 with the first Corporate Jet Investor One Minute Week email newsletter going to less than one hundred people. It is now read by more than 6000 senior industry leaders every week.

The first Corporate Jet & Helicopter Finance took place in London in January 2011. It was sponsored by six companies. All of them are still customers – and two have sponsored 10 conferences in a row. Around 150 people attended the first conference in 2011. Corporate Jet Investor London now gets more than 550 senior attendees from around the world.

Corporate Jet Investor launched in 2010 when the business jet market was still in recession. “Starting in tough markets is good as it means you stay lean as a business, so we were not too worried. We were also pretty confident that the market would bounce back by 2012. In reality this only happened in 2018, but we were lucky enough to grow during this time,” says Louisa Whyte. 

In 2012 Helicopter Investor was spun-off as a separate business. After existing customers asked us to move into yachting, we launched Superyacht Investor in 2015. We launched Revolution.Aero - our technology conference business in 2018.

 

“The best conference I have ever attended when it comes to technology and innovation in business aviation” -
— Per Marthinsson, Avinode Group

VISION

Making markets stronger by providing insight and bringing them together.


MISSION

independent and irreverent - We provide insight and CoNNECTIONS in a fun way.

Finally a conference where I learned new insights!
— Farouk Nefzi, Feadship
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Specialist Insight covers four different markets:

Corporate Jet Investor– events, email newsletters, website, magazine (print and digital) and training courses focused on the business of business jets. Looks at things like how to buy, sell and finance a business jet.

Revolution.Aero– technology conferences in London (March) and San Francisco (September). This part of the business is focused on the future of aviation so includes topics like flying cars, electric aircraft, supersonic aircraft and connecting passengers. Revolution.Aero also offers free start-up places. 

Helicopter Investor / VTOL Investor– online publication and London conference. Strong focus on helicopter finance and helicopter company financing. Helicopter Investor was launched at the start of the rise of helicopter leasing companies.

Superyacht Investor– online publication and London conference focused on transactions involving large yachts (typically longer than 24 metres). Our events brings together yacht dealmakers - brokers, yards, lawyers, financiers, tax experts and others.

If you want to know about helicopters this is the conference to attend
— Crispin Maunder, LCI Helicopters

Our portfolio

“When I want to know what’s on the fly, I read Corporate Jet Investor”
— Kenny Dichter, Wheels Up