Wireless Group plc is one of the most successful media groups in the UK
and Ireland, comprising a highly focused radio division with market
leading assets and a growing digital division incorporating Simply Zesty
and Tibus.

Wireless Group GB comprises 16 radio stations across England and Wales,
including talkSPORT, the world's biggest sports radio station and global
audio partner of the Premier League, talkSPORT 2, talkRADIO and Virgin
Radio. It also owns Sport, the UK's biggest sports magazine and has
stakes in eight of the UK's digital radio multiplexes.

Wireless Group GB's local stations are The Pulse 1 and 2 in Bradford,
Kirklees and Calderdale, Signal 1 and 2 in Staffordshire and Cheshire,
Swansea Sound and The Wave in South Wales, Peak FM in North Derbyshire,
Radio Wave in Blackpool, Tower FM in Bolton and Bury, Wire FM in
Warrington, Widnes and Runcorn, Wish FM in Wigan and St Helens, and
Signal 107 in Wolverhampton, Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Kidderminster.

Radio Ireland is the largest local radio operator in Ireland with seven
stations broadcasting from Belfast, Cork, Limerick, Dublin and Drogheda,
plus an advertising sales house based in Dublin. These stations are
Q102 and FM104 in Dublin, Cork's 96FM and C103, Limerick's Live95FM,
U105 in Belfast and the surrounding area, and LMFM in County's Louth and

Belfast, GB
Size (employees)
769 (est)
Wireless Group is headquartered in Belfast, GB
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Key People/Management at Wireless Group

Mark Thorne

Mark Thorne

Chief Financial Officer
Ronan McManamy

Ronan McManamy

Chief Executive, Wireless Group Ireland
Calum Macaulay

Calum Macaulay

Managing Director – National Brands
Francis Currie

Francis Currie

Group Content Director - Music Radio
Iain Fowler

Iain Fowler

Managing Director – Local Radio
Andrew Maybin

Andrew Maybin

Managing Director – Digital Services
Charlotte Forsyth

Charlotte Forsyth

Group HR Director
Scott Taunton

Scott Taunton

Chief Executive, Wireless Group
Jimmy Buckland

Jimmy Buckland

Director of Strategy

Wireless Group Office Locations

Wireless Group has an office in Belfast
Belfast, GB (HQ)
Ormeau Rd
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Wireless Group Financials and Metrics

Wireless Group Financials

Wireless Group's revenue was reported to be £75.07 m in FY, 2015 which is a 8.9% decrease from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2015)

75.1 m

Revenue growth (FY, 2014 - FY, 2015), %


Net income (FY, 2015)

17.6 m

EBITDA (FY, 2015)

15.5 m

EBIT (FY, 2015)

12.5 m

Cash (0-Mar-2018)

9.9 m
GBPFY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015


113.6 m113.8 m120.3 m112.1 m118.9 m121.6 m112.3 m107.2 m82.4 m75.1 m

Revenue growth, %


Operating expense total

103.8 m86 m92.4 m88.4 m93 m94.8 m89 m87.4 m68.6 m62.6 m


26.6 m29.6 m29.7 m25.5 m62.5 m73.3 m25.1 m22 m14 m15.5 m
GBPFY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015

Net Income

12.7 m16.3 m11 m12.4 m(8.1 m)(25.3 m)15 m14.8 m9.2 m17.6 m

Cash From Operating Activities

25.1 m24.1 m27.1 m26.8 m25 m26.8 m18 m11.9 m18.6 m2.3 m

Dividends Paid

7 m7.2 m7.9 m1.9 m2.9 m4.7 m6 m6.7 m6.8 m6.9 m

Cash From Financing Activities

(22.2 m)(20.5 m)19.2 m(24.9 m)(21.3 m)(29 m)(10.4 m)(10.6 m)(9.4 m)(12.3 m)
GBPY, 2015


97.6 k

Financial Leverage

2.1 x
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