Cellnet & Racal Vodafone awarded 1st generation licenses.
Wilkinson Helsby Partnership founded by Gary Helsby & Alan Wilkinson in Epsom providing design & structural services to cellnet.
Mercury, One2One & Orange enter the market by award of 2G Licenses.
In the Late 80's and early 90's WHP were involved in the rollout of 2G networks primarily from a design & management perspective.
WHP Projects Ltd is formed carrying out acquisition & construction services. A new office is opened in Warrington.
Paul Hullah joins WHP and sets up Wakefield office ahead of the 3G rollout.
3G licenses awarded to H3g, Vodafone, One2One & Orange at a cost of £22.5bn.
Rob Potter joins WHP as Head of Finance.
Martyn Cheyne joins WHP as Head of Property and Acquisition. Founder Alan Wilkinson retires and the Partnership is consolidated into WHP Projects.
MBNL established 50/50 JV between T-Mobile & H3g.
Cornerstone established site share vehicle for Vodafone & O2.
As the 3G network nears completion an MBO is undertaken and founder Gary Helsby retires.
WHP commences growth strategy winning work with all the major UK players. Turnover reaches £10m and 100 staff.
Merger of Orange & T-Mobile.
CTIL established 50/50 JV Vodafone & Telefonica.
4G Licenses awarded to EE, H3g, Telefonica, Vodafone & BT.
Backed by Key Capital Partners in 2013 the business grows to over £30 turnover and more than 250 staff as 4G rollouts commence with all operators.
Growth strategy continues with Palatine Private Equity replacing Key Capital, and Paragon Telecoms is acquired. The business rebrands as WHP Telecoms Ltd, turnover tops £60m and the company employs more than 400 people.
License variation to achieve 90% geographic coverage for voice calls by 2017.
WHP celebrates 30 years in business.
With 5G on the horizon, a new head office and backing from Equistone Partners Europe, the company looks forward to an exciting future helping our customers transform the UK's digital landscape.