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
24hrs Ltd T/A 1uk.com
Enterprise House, Ocean Village, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 3XB
Tel: +44(0)238 184 97 24
info @ 1uk.com
Contact Paul Thompson
paul.thompson @ 1uk .com
Avda. De la Playa #5
Local 1 Palma Nova,
Calvia, Baleares 07181
Contact: Lee Perry
lee.perry @ 1uk .com
Tel: 0034 8711 80078
1uk.com Sales Exmouth
11 Bicton St
EX8 2 RU
Contact: Michael Wight
Michael.wight @ 1uk .com
Hello Visitors, I am the Managing Director here at 1uk.com.
I registered 1uk.com 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 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 has worked with Paul since the early 90's and is skilled in many aspects of computer programming and languages, with recently working at Thinkspain.com 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 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 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 1uk.com machine.
Michael is an integral part of the 1uk.com 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 1uk.com with his own property development company.
After working on several projects with Igor, it was a natural course of events to bring Igor on board as our Russian 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 Russia and the Black Sea Area.
Igor has a vast amount of contacts in the yachting industry and is a very valuable part of the 1UK team.
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.
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 1uk.com 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.
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.
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.
Maxwell is the nephew of our Managing Director Paul Thompson. Maxwell has been slowly climbing the business sucess ladder acheiving excellent results in webdesign and marketing and his campaigns and support for a greener environment.
With his involvement with the yachting industry during his 10 years living in Southampton, Max has gained substantial knowledge about the industry,
Now residing most of his time in Thailand Maxwell has joined the 1uk.com team to look at furthering our growth into the international market place and further establish the 1uk.com as the defacto luxury portal for superyachts, jets and property for sale.
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 1uk.com 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 1uk.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
We are pleased to introduce Alistair Thompson
Alistair's background and skill set make him a valued new member of the 1uk.com 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 email@example.com. 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.
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!"
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.
We are pleased to introduce Jade Taylor to the 1uk team as advertising graphic designer.
Jade holds a first-class honours degree in creative pathway graphic design so plays a very important part of the team in the update and development of the company websites as well as designing and producing magazine adverts, designing promotional adverts for social media campaigns plus designing brochures for boat shows and exhibitions.
We are pleased to introduce Brandon Barton to the 1uk team as a junior Web Designer.
Brandon has experience in a range of software including Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Brandon will play an important part to the team in assisting with the update and development of the company website using our own in house developed software. Brandon will also play a vital part in the designing and layout of our new online Superyacht luxury magazine.
We are pleased to introduce Thomas Graham to the 1uk team as a luxury yacht charter research and data input administrator.
Thomas holds a BA honours in graphic design and will play a part in helping assist the team in designing graphics for the website, social medial campaigns and magazine. Thomas will also assist the sales representatives on researching marinas and superyachts around the world to gather the latest information and news. Thomas will also carry out extensive research to eliminate any fake news and help assist producing content for our magazine as well as updating the company website.
Connor holds a level 3 extended diploma in interactive media and software and will play a part in assisting the team in designing adverts for social media campaigns for clients along with graphics for our company website and our new online luxury magazine. Connor will also be responsible for the development of our company website along with keeping our yacht inventory database up to date.
We are pleased to introduce Lauren Doran to the 1uk team as a Charter research and data input administrator for itineraries.
Lauren holds a first-class honours degree in Illustration for Commercial Application and will play an important part of assisting the sales representatives on researching charter locations, marinas and superyachts located around the world to gather the latest news and information. Lauren will also carry out extensive research to eliminate any fake news to then input the data live on the company website as well as help assisting in producing content for our New Charter Yacht Magazine.