Birketts advises shareholders of expert telecoms rigging installations company


12 May 2021

Birketts has acted for the shareholders of expert telecoms rigging installations and design company, Intelligent Communications Solutions Limited (ICS) in the sale of shares to the WHP Telecoms group (WHP).

Founded in 2004, Essex-based ICS offers a wide range of technical support services in the construction, electrical and telecommunications industries, supplying materials and highly skilled engineers to help optimise existing networks, including providing support with rigging and civil engineering services.

Established in 1988 and headquartered in Warrington, WHP has a workforce of around 700 people across the UK. The organisation is one of the leading suppliers of network infrastructure services and provides support and deployment services to the telecommunications industry.

The three main shareholders of ICS, directors Kevin Doncaster, Alex Welch and Matt Riches, are confident that the expert in-house design and build services offered by the company will boost WHP’s offering and raise their profile in the sector. ICS also brings with it some impressive clients in the form of multinational telecommunications firm Telefonica, for whom it provides full design and build services in London and South East.

Birketts team was led by Corinne Spencer with support from Paralegal Isabella Murray.

Corinne Spencer, Associate in Birketts’ Corporate Team commented: “We were delighted to work with ICS on this transaction. We are confident that the existing professional relationship between ICS and WHP, built up over the last decade, will prove to be the key ingredient in enabling the business to reach its full potential. We wish them every success for the future.”

Kevin Doncaster, Director at ICS concluded: “Our thanks go to Birketts for making this transaction both smooth and seamless. We were delighted with their ‘joined up’ approach and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to other businesses. We are excited for this next chapter and look forward to working with WHP on this new venture.”