David Thomas

Founder and Managing Director
Bluegrass Group

David Thomas is the founder, and managing director of Exeter-based Bluegrass Group, an IT
managed services and support company.
With a background in computer service and consultancy spanning 28 years, David has grown
Bluegrass to 26 staff, 160 clients (3,000 users) and over £1.3million turnover since the
business began in 2007.
Bluegrass has a strong presence in the south west supporting local businesses including
Exeter Airport, Hospiscare, The Family Law Company, Everys, and Bovey Castle, and is also
the IT support partner for several businesses outside of the region. These include Norwich
Airport, Bournemouth Airport, SA Systems (an infratech company with network terminals in
airports across the UK), and the Rigby Group Plc (the parent company for a £1.8 billion
portfolio of privately owned and highly successful businesses operating across Europe and
the Middle East).
David has a particular interest in cyber security and has made it his mission to alert, inform,
educate and help businesses tackle this growing concern. He regularly presents to business
owners on cyber security where he gives practical advice on how to use technology to
protect data and prevent an attack.
For two years running Bluegrass has hosted the UK’s only Cyber Security Awareness Week, a
week-long programme of free seminars, immersive workshops and networking sessions
designed to educate the local business community on cyber security. The events have
involved top expert speakers; received endorsement from MPs, and local and national
business leaders, and attracted delegates from across the south west.