Intechnology plc CEO Peter Wilkinson is an award-winning Yorkshire entrepreneur. In a career spanning four decades, he has founded a succession of profitable companies and is responsible for the creation of more than 5,000 UK jobs.
In 1983, Peter launched his first business, STORM, an international data storage and security products distribution company. He went on to form VData in 1999, which revolutionised IT operations by enabling online data backup, a much faster, more efficient and cost-effective alternative to tape backup. Intechnology acquired STORM and VData in 2000 and Peter became majority shareholder.
Peter developed and led pioneering businesses including Planet Online, the UK’s first viable business internet service provider, Sports Internet Group, the internet-based content business sold to BSkyB in 2000, and Freeserve, the UK’s first free consumer ISP.
His latest business interests include Inhealthcare,, a UK leader in digital health and remote patient monitoring, IntechnologyWiFi, a provider of digital infrastructure, connectivity and managed services to public and private sector organisations, and Mobile Tornado, which supplies instant communications for workforce management.
Peter’s business biography
1983 – Founded STORM
1995 – Started Planet Online
1997 – Launched Planetfootball.com
1998 – Sold Planet Online to Energis
1998 – Invented Freeserve, launched by Dixons
1999 – Reversed planetfootball.com into Sports Internet Group
1999 – Founded VData
2000 – Reversed STORM and VData into Intechnology plc
2000 – Sold Sports Internet Group to BSkyB plc
2006 – Invested in Mobile Tornado plc
2006 – Sold STORM to Arrow Electronics
2012 – Founded Inhealthcare
2013 – Sold Intechnology managed services division to Redcentric plc
2013 – Founded IntechnologyWiFi
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