UCSP Ltd win Innovation Centre catering contract

New venture will see award winning catering services operating from Cornwall’s Tremough, Pool and Health & Wellbeing Innovation Centres

  • The cafés in the Pool and Tremough Innovation Centres will be open from 1st September
  • UCSP Ltd keen to work with Centre clients, management and visitors to shape an offering which enhances the Centre experience
Tremough Innovation Centre
Tremough Innovation Centre

UCSP Ltd and Cornwall Innovation Centres have recently agreed a contract which will see the Plymouth based commercial services company offer their award winning catering at each of the three Cornwall Innovation Centres.

The Tremough, Pool and Truro based centres are focused on supporting all growth, knowledge and innovation-led businesses including those from the media, creative, eco, environmental, and health and wellbeing sectors. Support is offered to businesses at all stages of their journey from incubation through to mature enterprises looking to innovate and grow.

As part of this offer, commercial conferencing facilities are offered and UCSP will support by offering event catering. In addition, their award winning, local, sustainable and fresh food offerings will be available within the building’s cafés.

Matt Hodson, UCSP Commercial Services Director said; “Our team has significant experience running modern cafes linked to serviced buildings/ facilities, hospitality services to underpin business activities and event catering for large scale events. We are very much looking forward to working with Innovation Centre Clients and Management to ensure we provide a service which really enhances the experience of working in or visiting the Centres. We want them to feel that it is their café.”

Pool Innovation Centre
Pool Innovation Centre

Richard Snell, Centre Manager at the Tremough Innovation Centre agrees; “It is vitally important to us that the overall experience of the centre is a positive one and the standard of food and drink has a large part to play. I have experienced UCSP’s offer at their University of Plymouth outlets, and am hugely excited that they will be bringing their expertise to the Cornwall Innovation Centres.”

Currently, UCSP is supporting catered events and mobilising the Cafés in the Pool and Tremough centres. It is expected that there will be a full service from 1st September.

Fantastic Reception for Reservoir Cafe at Flavour Fest 2016

ffest1The ffest2UCSP team manning the Plymouth University stand at Flavour Fest in Plymouth have been blown way by the reaction to the Reservoir Cafe range of vegetarian and vegan food. During the first day of the festival, the stand saw a large amount of interest from visitors to one of the largest and most successful food festivals in the South West. The food on offer is inspired by the fantastic vegetarian and vegan menu of the Reservoir Cafe which is run by UCSP and located on the Plymouth University campus.
In addition to the stand, Vicky Whitmarsh (one of the UCSP’s team of chefs) gave a joint cooking demonstration with local celebrity chef Peter Gorton which highlighted the use of fresh, local produce.
The festival continues until Sunday 5th June and our “Reservoir Cafe” stand will be there throughout.

Plymouth Connect With the FSB– 11 MAY 2016

UCSP are delighted to be sponsoring the Connect event being held on the 11th May. This advice and networking evening is being organised by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) in partnership with Plymouth University. The Connect event will be an information one-stop shop for new and small to medium businesses.

As part of the partnership with the FSB, Connect aims to highlight to students the kind of attributes and experience employers look for when recruiting graduates as well as the opportunities for entrepreneurship and the possibilities of working in the South West.

The event is free to attend for anyone wanting to network and find out what support is available to them and includes a complimentary buffet, provided by our Hospitality team. For further information, please visit the formation zone website which includes details for those wishing to exhibit.