All the latest news and events from Airport Business Centre


6th June 2011

Stem Group Sponsors Network Central 2011

Stem Group, part of the Una Group, is helping to boost this local business to business networking event which is going to be held at the Future Inn on the 9th June. Not only is Stem Group sponsoring the event but Mark Nicholas, the Commercial Director, is putting on a free seminar at 11:45am focused around technology for businesses: the benefits, trends and challenges. Mark will be discussing everything from the cloud to iPads and demystifying their legitimate use in business.

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Stem Group provides IT services & solutions to a number of businesses around the South West including well-known companies like Bandvulc Tyres and Plymouth Pavilions.

Stem Group is offering 10% off their entire range of IT services to any visitor of the show.

We’re really excited about Network Central 2011, events like this one are a great way to get local companies talking and doing business with one another which can have great repercussions for the South West’s economy.” Mark Nicholas, Commercial Director at Stem Group comments.

Come & see us at the show! From 10:30am 9th June at The Future Inn, Plymouth. Stand number 25.


2nd June 2011

100 Plymouth Apprenticeships in 100 Days

"A UNIQUE city organisation that strives to boost the aspirations of other businesses is using its own experiences to help an ambitious apprentice. The Una Group, which offers business support services, commercial property development and environmental activities, has recently taken on apprentice James Dolman."

Read the full story on the Herald here:

25th May 2011

New Airport Business Centre Website!

Airport Business Centre, Plymouth, 25th May 2011.

Airport Business Centre, owned by The Una Group, has always been committed to providing more than just office space at their business park in Estover. Today, ABC has launched a brand new website built with this ethos in mind; although the website makes it easy for new customers to find information, its brilliance lies with the resources available to tenants:

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It’s never been more important for existing and new businesses to flourish in the South West. Airport Business Centre has recognised this and provides business support services such as IT and HR and even mentoring for start-ups or struggling businesses. The new website provides tenants with a whole host of useful tools and information to help their businesses, there’s even a virtual notice board for tenants to communicate with one another.

 “ABC is unique in its online offerings for tenants, the aim of the new website is to make a valuable online community for our tenants to use regularly.” David Young, MD at The Una Group explains.

The Una Group has over 350,000 square feet of business space across Plymouth with a very diverse range a tenants, this variety in businesses has enabled ABC to get a firm grasp on what’s important to companies and this is reflected in their online community.

About The Una Group: a diversified range of businesses grouped together under 3 core areas: business support services, commercial property development, and environmental activities. The Una Group believes in supporting quality people in achieving their business ambitions. |

Notes for Editors

Contact Information:

Catherine Hodges, Business Development & Marketing Manager

01752 581 487 or

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15th May 2011

New tenant: Novahomes

We are very excited to announce new tenant Novahomes to Airport Business Centre. Jim Rainbow is heading up this franchise and with the success of the company so far Jim has sought new offices in Plymouth.

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Novahomes logo He was after affordable offices close to the city centre.

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14th April 2011

Plymouth’s Entrepreneur of the Year

Late last night at the prestigious Herald Business Awards, The Una Group’s Director Ian Brooking was named as Plymouth’s Entrepreneur of the Year 2011!

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The glittering awards ceremony was held at Boringdon Golf & Country Club in front of over 400 guests. Despite tough competition Ian shone through as the clear winner for his great local work including landing the £15m Carbonarius project which recycles waste wood into energy. This has brought together a national plc in the form of Mitie Group plc together with a major international manufacturer.

Group Managing Director David Young: “This fantastic award is great recognition for Ian’s contribution to business in the South West.”

Congratulations to friends of The Una Group and Airport Business Centre who were also recognised last night, including Lime Juice’s Leane Bramhall named as Young Business Person of the Year, Brittany Ferries named Tourism Business of the Year and Pipex who won Family Business of the Year.

Despite difficult economic times, businesses in Plymouth are continuing to prosper. It’s entrepreneurs like Ian and the other nominees that will continue to highlight Plymouth as a thriving city perfect for business.


12th April 2011

ABC Achieves Award for Second Year

Airport Busines Centre has achieved the Health at Work Platinum award for the second year running.

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This award reflects the business centres commitment to the health and wellbeing of its staff by offering things such as help stopping smoking, a running club, an Occupational Health professional along with healthy eating options from the on-site cafe and much more.

To find out more about the Business Health Network please visit