Co-founder and CEO
Tim Mercer is CEO for Vapour and one of the company’s co-founders.
His 16 years in the telecoms and technology sector, including 10 with Virgin Media, provide stark contrast to active service tours in Northern Ireland and the first Gulf War where he served in the British Army.
An advocate of future technologies and taking them to market, he has been at the forefront of WebRTC and the role of virtual reality in business.
With the belief that business communications could be provided by agile service providers that didn’t possess the baggage and corporate restraints of many of their contemporaries, Vapour was conceived by Tim, and his co-founder.
The architect of the Vapour network, in his role Tim owns the sales proposition and sales teams, ensures delivery of the resilient network, and has responsibility for all technical support.
Tim sees a tech future whereby small-medium business uptake surges, and the disappearance of large ‘Tier 1’ apart from those who can deliver fibre to premises.
Describing himself as sports mad, Tim resides in the White Rose County with his wife and two children.
Co-founder and Cloud Services Director
Steve Dempsey is a technology angel investor and executive director. He has over 30 years experience of Information Technology with large corporations and small businesses. During a twenty year career with Accenture, seven years as a senior partner, he specialised in IT service management, e-Government and major IT projects. Since leaving in 2006 he has become an active investor in technology start-ups, focusing on cloud solutions and specialist software players.
As a co-founder of the business, Steve is passionate about bringing the value of Cloud solutions within reach of SMEs and shaping Cloud propositions that really bring value to small businesses, and ensuring that we provide quality services that are tailored to their needs.
He has a first class degree in Computer Science from London University, and relaxes by running up mountains and playing the piano.
CO-FOUNDER & Finance Director
Jason Sharp is Finance Director at Vapour and one of the company’s co-founders.
Having trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst and Young, Jason has gained experience with a number of companies including Rolls Royce and British Nuclear Fuels prior to joining Daisy Group Plc as Group Finance Director during its expansion through buy and build. It was meeting a number of inspiring company owners where he picked up his entrepreneurial spirit, now having three start-ups under his belt.
While responsible for finance and support functions, Jason has been actively involved in all areas of the business. He believes building a great team with good systems and processes is critical to providing the solutions and levels of service which Vapour is built on.
A fan of travel, Jason is married an lives across the border in the Red Rose County of Lancashire.