April 2019
New Patron
Save the Date - New IoT Seminar
Annual Dinner 2019
Security Seminar
Junior board
Membership News

Hello and welcome to April’s ITP update. Since we last wrote to you, we’ve been busy at ITP HQ delivering the latest seminar on Security, opening this year’s awards, taking members on insight visits, recruiting telecoms apprentices, devising a new seminar for you to enjoy and lots of other things! Find out our latest news below.


New ITP Patron

Mansoor Hanif

We’re delighted to share the news with you that Mansoor Hanif, CTO of Ofcom has agreed to become our new Patron.

The role of Patron involves supporting the organisation’s strategy in making a significant contribution to the IT and telco industry sectors. Mansoor will help to share insights, experiences and other leadership perspectives which will filter down across the ITP’s member offerings, which include professional and career development, mentoring, professional registration and training.

In his current role, Mansoor is responsible for ensuring that Ofcom remains at the forefront of understanding the implications of existing technology and the latest technological developments in the telecoms and media sectors both in the UK and internationally. Prior to this, he held senior positions at BT, Orange, EE and Vodafone and is an advisory board member for UK5G.

Mansoor commented: “I look forward to working closely with the ITP helping it to become ‘the hub’ for the information and communication industry. The focus is on taking its work forward and collaborating with regulators, government associations and other leading bodies on a wide variety of projects that are important to the future of the industry.”

The new role follows the retirement of current patron, Sir Mike Rake, this year. ITP CEO Crissi Williams adds “We are thrilled to have Mansoor on board at this pivotal time for our organisation, and the industry at large. Our vision includes supporting the industry to bridge the current UK skills gap and we welcome his input and expertise with our own apprenticeship scheme and initiatives.”


ITP Seminar 

New Seminar - Save the Date!

Implementing IoT; what have we learnt and what does the future hold? - 12th June @BT Centre

For many of us, the Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming second nature, but even for those who have been waiting to see what happens, the future of connected things is carrying them along, regardless.  Whilst we have learnt that the implementations of IoT are varied, from personal device connectivity through to connected homes, cars and smart cities, and through those implementations we have benefited from the experience that the launch of services across both consumer and business sectors have given us.  However, does reality measure up to the IoT hype?  Have we addressed the security and cost concerns that were highlighted as key barriers to adoption?

 Don’t miss out, click here to book your seat!


ITP Annual Dinner & Awards 2019


Annual Awards Dinner

Its that time of year again!, could you be one of this year’s winners?

Have you set the telecoms world on fire with your innovative ideas over the last couple of years? Are you a recently graduated apprentice who has made a real difference to your business? Are you THE go to engineer within your company?

If so, we want to hear from you.

We are passionate about people and their careers and we want to recognise the best of the best.

There are a number of different award categories;

Mentor of the year
Apprentice of the year
Engineer of the year
Woman in telecoms
Innovator of the year
Christopher Mills Award 

New awards for 2019

Graduate of the year
Outstanding contribution to the industry
Outstanding contribution to an individual's development


Awards Winners

This year, we are not only asking for applications from the people that know that they are great, but we know some of you perhaps aren’t as confident - so for the second year we are also allowing nominations from line managers.  You will find all the applications and nomination forms on our website.

Applications close on Thursday 30th May 2019, the finalists will be announced in the Summer with the winners announced at the dinner on 10th October 2019 at Radisson Blu, Portman Square.

With over half the tables already sold for this year’s dinner, please do get in touch if you would like to join us on the evening

Individual seats are only £125, and a full table of 10 is £1250.

To reserve or book your place, please contact us on 01932 788861 or email

Junior Board

Following December’s announcement of the creation of ITP’s Junior Board, we’re delighted to let you know that we still have a couple of vacancies, if youare interested, or know someone who might be, please do get in touch.

What does the role entail? 

The Junior Board is being formed to help create an exciting environment where young professionals can deepen their understanding of the ITP while gaining valuable governance experience and networking opportunities. Simultaneously, Board Members will be invited to share these experiences, thoughts and insights via their social and business networks – for example alerting them to ITP events and seminars.

Why join the ITP Junior Board?

  • To enhance your professional network.
  • 1:1 mentorship and/or coaching from the Senior Board members.
  • Opportunity to help shape and influence the industry
  • To enhance your CV.
  • To develop leadership skills.
  • To gain a high quality, organised and focused volunteer experience.
  • To play an active role in engaging other people to become members of the ITP.
  • To enhance your chances to join The ITP Board of directors in the future.



Membership News

The ITP has been the independent voice of telecoms professionals for more than 100 years - and we hope that we continue to represent your views, whether you are an apprentice, retired, or somewhere in between! 

As you know, we are non-profit organisation, and work extremely hard to benefit both our individual members and the industry as a whole. To make sure we can carry on developing ways to help our members, we will be making a small increase in our fees.

With effect from 1st May 2019, the membership fee will be £160 a year for all members, other than those who are retired for whom the rate will be £60. Apprentice and student membership will be £64. This represents an increase of two pence per day, which we hope you agree still represents great value for money. Those of you who pay monthly either by deduction from your wages or by using the website monthly payment option will now be charged £13.33 per month. 

If you have any further queries about the new structure, please contact us. 01932 788861