Thompson worked for News International for 19 years, starting at the News of the World in 1993 where he worked in a variety of roles. Since 2010 he focused on the digital side as senior associate editor.
He was made director of product development across The Sun and News of the World, a role which saw him launch The Sun’s iPad app.
Thompson has formed two companies, W1 Features Agency and GaryThompson Media, both of which will be based in Soho, Central London. W1 Features will be a traditional press agency supplying the nationals, while Gary Thompson Media will act as a business-to-business media consultancy.
He is keen to hear from feature writers who may be looking for commissions.