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About us

Priority One was founded in 2007 by media and technology entrepreneur Steve Thomson, and infrastructure and technology expert Jon Abbott. Their vision was, and still remains, to become the leading supplier of IT support and outsourcing for London-based SMEs.

Our Company Values

Supportive

Our clients are our long term partners. We hire the very best IT professionals and support them to support our clients.

Progressive

We strive to deliver continuous improvement through research and training.

Diligent

We believe we are nothing without delivery to our clients’ absolute satisfaction.

True

We act with integrity, we are precise and we really care about the service we are delivering.

Direct

We are open, straightforward and accountable.  We present solutions in plain English.

The Executive Team

Steve-Thomson

Steve Thomson

Chairman

With a degree in Computers and Business behind him, Steve was quick to become IT Director for Mintel, before co-founding his own businesses Ebiquity and First News.

Keen to get back to his technology roots, Steve co-founded Priority One with Jon, where his experience in growing and developing businesses is instrumental in our success story.

Steve has three teenage boys to keep him busy, and is a keen pilot, holding a commercial licence with an instrument rating.

Jon-Abbott

Jon Abbott

Managing Director

Jon began his career as IT Manager of Ebiquity supporting a 24/7 environment with offices across Europe, before starting up Priority One with Steve in 2007.

With 18 years’ experience in the IT industry, Jon oversees the smooth running of Priority One, ensuring that every aspect of the business is delivered to the highest standard.

Outside of work, when not entertaining his two young children , you’ll find Jon in pursuit of a new personal best on his bike.

Profile photo of Sarah Thomson, Priority One

Sarah Thomson

Non-Executive Director

Sarah has founded, floated, acquired and run, a number of businesses to date, including Addictive, Ebiquity and First News.

As a driven media and technology entrepreneur Sarah’s unrivalled business knowledge and experience make her ideally suited to challenge and develop our performance and strategy.

Sarah has won numerous awards including Media Boss of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, and has appeared in many ‘one to watch’ lists.

Tom-Merriott

Tom Merriott

Client Services Director

Tom started his career within the global services team at Forte Hotels in 1994, before moving on to be IT Manager for British Credit Trust and then Senior Consultant for Connexion.

Joining Priority One in 2010, and with over 20 years’ experience, Tom’s industry and technical knowledge, alongside his desire to deliver, enables us to provide an exceptional level of service to our clients.

Tom enjoys the country lifestyle in Hampshire with his family.

Chris-Barlow

Chris Barlow

Technical Director

Chris began his career in various support roles, before moving to London as an IT Support & Infrastructure Consultant and later, Head Office IT & Data Centre Manager for Ebiquity.

As Technical Director at Priority One, Chris is responsible for researching, designing, implementing and maintaining the technology infrastructures of Priority One and all our clients.

Outside of work Chris is our resident classic car enthusiast.

Tony-Finn

Tony Finn

Head of Finance

Starting his career as Marketing Accountant at Walls Meat Company, Tony went on to hold senior level positions at companies such as DHL and Citigate Communications Group.

Joining Priority One as Head of Finance at the end of 2011, Tony is responsible for all aspects of the company’s finances.

In his spare time Tony plays golf, badly, and agrees with Mark Twain’s statement that it is a good walk spoilt.

Meet the team

Come and meet our talented workforce who could help you deliver better business results.

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