Peter Wilkinson

There is no better known IT entrepreneur in Yorkshire than Peter Wilkinson. Peter founded STORM in 1983 and VData in 1998 and both these businesses were sold, in a reverse takeover, to InTechnology plc in 2000. In 1995, he started Planet Online Limited, the internet service provider, which was subsequently sold to Energis in 1998. He retained which was reversed into Sports Internet Group plc in 1999 and subsequently sold to BSkyB plc for £310m in 2000. In 1998, Peter invented the free ISP model Freeserve, the internet access service which was launched by DSG international plc.  Peter is non-executive Chairman of Mobile Tornado Group plc, an AIM listed telecoms technology company, and holds a 13.4% stake. InTechnology plc has a 49.8% stake in Mobile Tornado Group plc.