Wiltshire business owner recognised by BBC’s ‘make a difference’ campaign

By Anita Jaynes on 29 October, 2020

Westbury IT company, Priority IT is celebrating being named as one of the BBC’s ‘make a difference’ superstars, with the founders’ name now set to be added to the side of a high-speed Great Western train.

Kieran Thomas was originally one of the finalists for BBC Radio Wiltshire’s Make a Difference Campaign for his laptop refurbishment initiative which saw 150 unloved laptops refurbished and gifted to the local community.

The valuable work Kieran and the Wiltshire Digital Drive is doing has meant hundreds of school children, local organisations and charities, have been able to get online and carry out their work and schooling during the current coronavirus pandemic.

Kieran said, “It’s been a strange year, but I’m proud of the fact we’ve been able to give back during this time. I couldn’t believe it when I got the call and what better time for it to happen than in our 10th anniversary year.

“It’s amazing how one idea and gesture could make such a difference to people’s lives- but we’re not going to stop here. We’ve joined forces with Naturally Social, and Turner and Partners, to create the Wiltshire Digital Drive so we can carry on helping people and bridging the digital divide across the whole county.”

The company, which provides IT support to businesses, has also been chosen as one of the UK’s Small Biz 100 companies; a campaign aiming to support and celebrate small, community driven businesses across the UK in the run up to Small Business Saturday which takes place on Saturday, 5th December.

Pictured above: Kieran Thomas, Managing Director for Priority IT