The 1UK Team



An outstanding team with a vast knowledge of online marketing and the Internet which with a passion for Yachts, Jets and luxury products have helped 24hrs Ltd and 1 UK establish itself has one of the New Dynamic Successful Luxury Brand Websites, with a whole fresh approach.

An enthusiastic and vibrant team that feeds of each other and with excellent communication skills and a determination to push boundaries and limits to achieve the best results.

If you are considering a Superyacht charter, Selling or purchase of Yachts, Private Jet Charter or purchase something from our marketplace products range then our advisors have years of background knowledge in the Luxury products industry that will be invaluable in assisting you with your purchase or charter.

We eat, sleep, and dream yachts, luxury, speed, at dream destinations because owning a luxury yacht is a lifestyle and one that should be thoroughly enjoyed to the max...

Below are some of the key members to the 1 UK Management Team and behind the scenes we have content writers, yacht sales advisors, web developers and project managers working to keep the 1 UK machine well-oiled and running fast and smooth

Sales Office

24hrs Ltd T/A
Enterprise House, Ocean Village, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 3XB

Tel: +44(0)238 184 97 24
info @
Contact Paul Thompson
paul.thompson @ 1uk .com

Property Office

Avda. De la Playa #5
Local 1 Palma Nova,
Calvia, Baleares 07181

Lee Perry
lee.perry @ 1uk .com

Tel: 0034 8711 80078

Exmouth Office Sales Exmouth
11 Bicton St
EX8 2 RU
Michael Wight
Michael.wight @ 1uk .com

Portugal & Spain Yacht Sales
Tiago Balsini*
tiago.balsini @ 1uk .com

Accounts Office

24hrs Ltd ( Head Office )
83 Ducie St
M1 2JQ
United Kingdom
Tel:0161 459 4225 ( Not Sales)
Paul Thompson

Paul Thompson

Hello Visitors, I am the Managing Director here at
I registered back in 1998 and it has always been my ambition and aspiration to build this successful business into something special that can be passed down through family generations and most importatly that can service you the customer with a better than best service.
Quality of service, VIP treatment for ALL of our clients and an amazing customer service that is outstanding and informative.
With 25 years Internet Marketing as my background I have more online marketing experience than anyone else in the UK as a pioneer of Internet Marketing in the UK since 1994 and this is now whats giving the 1uk group its traction.
I am passionate about my company and appreciate that the only thing that matters is the customer and servicing their needs to the best of my ability. I have a hands on approach with the business and don't fear mucking in by any means, as we all have the same goals.
With a family history of Sailors it was really a natural progression for us to go down the Superyacht route however I wanted to offer a very affluent full luxury service which is why we now have a range of luxury websites, with Luxury Properties, Luxury Yachts for sale, Private Jet sales& Charters, Business Class Flights, Superyachts, Hypercars plus a commecial ships website Travel, Designer fashion and more. I am the senior Journalist, Editor and official Photographer for the company and you can contact me directly to discuss press releases to go in our magazine as well as our news page on 1uk,com. I can also discuss purchase of yacht photography images from our database/gallery.
I am approachable and easy to talk to if you have any direct issues that you would like to raise with me or investment projects to discuss, please do feel free to get on touch and let us assist you in selling your superyacht or making a purchase from one of our luxury yachts on sale..

David Holden

David has worked with Paul since the early 90's and is skilled in many aspects of computer programming and languages, with recently working at and Helphound he has the skills and experience that fit perfect with our goal of achieving top positions in Google for Luxury Products.
David is very direct in his approach and is strong vigilant working ethics make him an invaluable part of the team.

David is also fluent in Spanish and can assist with any issues that require an interpreter. Also with a passion for yachts and boats David is happy to help with setting up your account with 1uk and listing your boats for sale.

Dan Ingall

Dan heads up the Jet sales side of the business for our Private Jet sales and remarketing, which allow us to provide a local service for our clients across the Europe and he also attends the committee of the Air League of Monaco.
He is a fluent in French and former RAF fighter pilot and is a graduate of of the RAF version of the USN 'Top Gun' course.
We are excited to have Dan on board with us with his RAF backgrund plus Dan was also the Air Attaché within the French Embassy in Paris and diplomatic liaison to HRH The Prince of Wales. Dan is a Captain on the Piaggio Avanti II for a private airline. He holds an honours degree in Aeronautics & Astronautics, studied post-graduate Aerospace Vehicle Design at Cranfield University, and is a graduate of the UK's prestigious Advanced Command and Staff College.
You are gauranteed to be getting the best knowldege in the industry on Private Jets.

Tracey Thompson

Tracey has an important advisory role in assisting with VIP servicing and client communications as well as liaising with our partners to ensure their listings are up to date. Based in the UK Tracey has 15 years administrative and accounting experience which of course plays a vital part of any business.
Tracey is the the rock behind our MD and supports Paul with his business trips as a PA to ensure the smooth ticking of the massive machine.

Yacht Brokers Southampton
Senior yacht Broker
Crew Training and event management
Yacht Broker and shipbuilder

Michael Wight

Michael is an integral part of the luxury yacht sales team, and our luxury properties. With a background in Project Management and House Building Mike has worked with us for over 15 years on various projects from developing the Gatwick Airport website and other private jet websites, Mike is also key player on the property side of our business and also runs alongside with his own property development company.

Igor Petrov

After working on several projects with Igor, it was a natural course of events to bring Igor on board as our Ukraine Turkey and Black Sea area representative. WIth a long and established career with yachting and ship experience Igor is happy discuss your yachts sales & purchase requirements in the Black Sea Area and Turkey.

Igor has a vast amount of contacts in the yachting industry and is a very valuable part of the 1UK team.


Sarah Diggle-Whitlock

We are very pleased to have Sarah join our team as Charter Manager, with over 18 years experience in luxury hospitality and boasting 7 Atlantic Crossings, she has all the skills and knowledge to assist you with your Superyacht Charter Requirements. Sarah is also a fully trained teacher in crew and staff training for Chief Stews on Superyachts, Cabin Crew on Private Jets and home Office for private residences and luxury hotels.

Planning your Itinerary is one of the key factors of any yacht charter and of course choosing the right yacht and location.

If you are looking to book your next charter small or large visit our charter section and get in touch and Sarah would be more than happy to assist.
Sarah also assists with our events organising, so if your looking to party on a superyacht at the Monaco Grand Prix then this is something we can arrange for you.

Francesco Pisciotta

Franceso who is based in Italy has an extensive background in Yacht Building and project Management he was with Azimut-Benetti S.p.A between 1995-2007 after which he became the CEO of Baglietto Cantieri Navali. Francesco then become the CEO of the Camuzzi Group S.p.A before settling in to his long term role as the CEO of Italia Yachts in Italy, a position he still holds to date.
Francesco is a multi tasking character and is no stranger to working on projects of yachts 50Metres +
Francesco is welcoming enquiries from any owners in the Italy area who are looking to purchase or sell a yacht where he can introduce them to and the benefits they can have from all our affiliate partners that we work with. Between all our collaborations and the experienced team of staff we can cover all aspects of Yacht Management, Sales, Brokering and Chartering.
Francesco will also be keen as we are to introduce you to the Italia Yachts Range.

Superyacht Sales manager and Yacht Broker Data Admin
Yacht Entertainment  - Event planning for celebrities and after dinner speakers for on board yachts
Dimitris Yacht Broker Southampton and Greece

Corrinne Thompson

Corrinne assists the sales representatives with some of the administration work on documents and research.
Corrinne is also a director and is currenly undergoing some extensive training on the ins and outs of yacht brokerage and chartering.
She has visited many destinations and helps the team on deciding charter destinations for clients and also assists with making travel arrangements for staff and clients.

Paul Booth

Our celebrity team member is Paul Booth MC. Paul manages our  PR, Events & Entertainment on board yacht charters.
Paul is experienced with working with celebrity clientele and like all our team he is happy to discuss your luxury requirements with the upmost confidence.
If you are looking for an entertainer on a yacht charter or for a superyacht party in the marina Paul can arrange any number of exciting and fun packages for you.

Paul is regarded by many as one of the top Sports MC's in the UK, has appeared as MC on BBC Sport, ITV Sport, Channel 4, Channel 5, Sky Sports, Eurosport & every TV Sports network in Europe, plus TV Sports networks in the USA & Canada.

Paul has also appeared as MC at Wembley Arena, The O2 Arena, London's ExCel & Olympia, Birmingham's NEC & NIA Arenas, plus the Liverpool & Manchester Arena.

Paul is an all round Sports MC & has covered Snooker, Crown Green Bowls, Athletics, MMA, Football, Boxing & Darts.

Paul can also be heard on a number of UK long distance running events including as the finish line MC on the Great Manchester Run, plus both the Mini, Junior & the World's largest half Marathon, The Great North Run to over 57,000 runners.

Dimitris Zografos

We are pleased to introduce as part of our 1UK team Dimitris, who is a yacht broker, real estate advisor and travel specialist based in Vouliagmeni, Greece. 

Dimitris organized his first adventure trip in mount Parnassos for his classmates at the early age of 14. One year later, he was lucky enough to surf in Oahu Hawaii. He then became a passionate surfer, windsurfer and sailor; now holding two diplomas of open sea sailing and most recently a license for Motor boat navigation up to 24m. Dimitris received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Business & Finance from Athens & Reading University UK respectively. He started his career in Big Four Consulting, then moved to Event Management for big corporations. For the past seven years Dimitris has been a dedicated Yacht broker, Real estate agent and luxury travel planner in Greece. He is married to Ioanna, a UK-trained Pediatrician and together they have two sons.  

Alan Priddy - Team Britannia and Renowned Sailor
Team Britannia Yacht Team Manager
Senior Yacht Broker USA

Alan Priddy

We are pleased to introduce Alan Priddy.
Alan has a wealth of sailing experience and currently holds 37 previous world records to his name.

"Ocean racing legend and skipper of Team Britannia, Alan Priddy has been given a top honour by the University of Portsmouth as a doctor of science( honoris causa)."

“Alan was born in Portsmouth, he was sailing by 8 years of age and in charge of a motorised dingy by the age of 11,” he said.
Alan was a big fan of Sir Alec Rose; he followed his adventures and was enthused by them. He was in the flotilla that welcomed Sir Alec home on the 4th July 1968 after his 354 day single-handed circumnavigation of the planet on his boat Lively Lady. Rose’s became Alan’s mentor and his moto “If you believe you can, you can” enthused Alan whilst his answer the question what can go wrong? “You can die”, luckily failed to dampen this enthusiasm.”

Alan has now joined in our joint effort to raise further sponsorship for by his latest adventure Team Britannia. the multi-million pound British bid to design and build the fastest and most fuel efficient semi-wave slicing powerboat to circumnavigate the globe.

“Amongst his early non-sailing challenges Alan canoed and rowed around the Isle of Wight. He undertook his first challenge in a rigid–hulled inflatable boat (a RIB) in 1990 when he set a record for a journey around Scotland in a 15 foot boat. Several record-breaking journeys followed around Britain (1992), Ireland (1993) and in the Bay of Biscay (1996).

“Alan was 2nd in the 1993 Round Britain RIB challenge, and then in 1997, he attempted the Atlantic Challenge in a 24 foot RIB. The route went from Portsmouth, New Hampshire in the USA to Portsmouth, Hampshire, stopping on the way in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Greenland, Iceland and Northern Ireland. Luckily Alan is “fascinated by ice” because he was blocked by it, and found himself in an open boat, 500 miles from safety with 100 miles-worth of fuel on board. He waited 5 days for an ice-breaker and, 21 days after he set-off, he made it to Portsmouth.

“Further RIB challenges and records followed: London to Monaco in 99 hours and 19 minutes; the Circumnavigation of Britain in five days, six hours and five minutes. In 2002 Alan, Clive Tully, Alan Carter and Steve Lloyd attempted to circumnavigate the globe in the custom-built RIB Spirit of Cardiff, one of the largest RIBs in the world at the time with an overall length of 33 feet. But the voyage ran into difficulties and was prematurely concluded when one of the crew suffered heart problems 350 miles from Newfoundland.

“In 2003, Alan attempted to cross from St. John's, Newfoundland to Cape Wrath in Scotland in less than 100 hours. The Spirit of Cardiff was refurbished and became The Jolly Sailor. A gruelling voyage ensued with the boat being battered by 50 knot winds. Despite this Alan set the fastest transatlantic crossing by a RIB. In 2004, Alan attempted to return the Jolly Sailor to Newfoundland to be used by charitable organisations, but the boat was hit by a large wave, sank and the crew had to be rescued.

“You should now understand at least two things, firstly, Alan is a man who has known disappointment but persists in the face of it, a good lesson for life; there is a difference between endurance and the ability to endure. Secondly, you now know why an expert in sea survival, rather than engineering, is giving this oration.

“As of 2012, Alan had recorded 37 world records and 12 British national records.”

He added: “Having achieved much on the water, if you ask Alan what his proudest moment is he will tell you it is the work he is doing with the charity Blesma a charity for limbless veterans that includes Team Endeavour. Coincidentally, “endeavour” is probably the word that best describes Alan. It is also a good word for today.”
All of us at are proud to have Alan as a member of our team and to work with him and the teambritannia team to make this a next world record a success for the team and the Sponsors.
If you would be interested in sponosoring the event and visiting the boatyard to see the boat please contact us for more information at

Alistair Thompson

We are pleased to introduce Alistair Thompson

Alistair's background and skill set make him a valued new member of the team.
Alistair set up Team Britannia PR, to allow him to support three projects that were close to his heart, Alan Priddy's round the world powerboat record attempt, the restoration of an historic sailing boat and a homeless project based in Portsmouth.

After leaving his former company, where he looked after some of the UK’s leading think tanks, high profile corporate clients and politicians, he wanted to turn his passion into a business that supports similar groups and charities.

He specialises in developing bespoke public relations and public affairs campaigns for these organisations. He has worked closely with and advised several leading charities and political figures and think tanks.

Alistair works closely with organisations campaigning to protect freedom of speech and religious rights.

He oversaw the highly successful campaign Reform Section 5, which changed the law on insults, and the campaigned against the introduction of IPNAs. He has helped to publicise cases of religious intolerance and freedom of expression cases in the UK and currently runs Defend Free Speech.

Prior to working for MIP, Alistair was the PR and Marketing Coordinator at the Jubilee Sailing Trust, which pioneered sailing with physically disabled and able bodied adults, aboard two magnificent squared rigged tall ships, STS Lord Nelson and STS Tenacious.

He began his career as a journalist in Portsmouth and was a regular media commentator on local TV.

Alistair has been at the sharp end of politics running both general election and local election campaigns since the 1990s. He stood for Parliament in the West Bromwich East constituency in the 2010 general election.

He was an elected councillor for Hilsea Ward in the City of Portsmouth, from 2000 – 2015 when he stood down.

In 2016 in recognition of Alistair’s “…long eminent and outstanding service…” to the City of Portsmouth he was made an honourary Alderman.

If you would be interested to learn more about our round the world challenge in 2020 or to become a sponsor please email to We can also invite you to view the boat at its current stage in progress in the shipyard to see just how impressive it is.

Samantha Gauld

It is Great to Have Sam as one of our Yacht Brokerage representatives in the USA, Sam also works with one of our good partners and is ready to discuss your luxury yacht sales in the USA


"As a yacht broker, I bring a level of energy, excitement and enthusiasm that is contagious. I work full time for my clients to serve their best interests with dedication and determination.  Did I say I love what I do?  I always treat clients and their prized yachts with respect and my best business practice is to under promise and over deliver. My definition of a satisfied client is one whose expectations were not only met but exceeded. Only then can I say to myself job well done!"

Client Says

Sales and Marketing have been marketing the Bessie Ellen for our classic sailing voyages and we have been very pleased with their professional approach and online marketing knowledge which we found unique as opposed to an old Skipper with a web site who had little internet skills which is usualy the route that many take. So yes would receommend to anyone


We used 1 Uk for a charter yacht in the Mediterranean, the website is great and simple to use and was a nice smooth transaction.
Sunseeker yachts for sale

Luxury Brands

In terms of Value and the combination of luxury products on offer is the leading portal for high value goods and services. Stemmed from the 1st web design company in the UK and pioneers of SEO and online marketing 1UK has a leading edge in its forward thinking and innovative approach to be disruptive and offer an alternative method of leading brands to take their goods to market. Working with UHNWI and some of the leading brands in the world, our reputation excels in lead generation and brand recognition on a global scale. With limited places available on our site we would welcome new brands to join us on this journey in creating a working synergy and let us showcase your products in a new and dynamic way. With exciting and vibrant design concepts we always challenge what people see as "the norm" and traditional looking websites, with a creative flair and designed from our own in house experienced team and our Managing Director who was started the company in 1994.

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