University Commercial Services Plymouth Ltd (UCSP) is a wholly owned subsidiary company of the University of Plymouth serving a range of clients. This currently includes:
  • retail catering
  • hospitality
  • early years education
  • childcare.
The company aims to provide services at the University to enhance student experience and contribute to upholding and improving the institution's excellent reputation. UCSP focuses on providing excellent customer service, a quality product and ensuring excellent value for money. This too, is applied to the wider community and business world. 
UCSP, a private limited company owned by the University of Plymouth, has been running since 2013. The operation is overseen by a Commercial Director who reports to a non-executive board, which includes the Director of Facilities and Estates acting in an executive capacity. In order to meet its current commitments, the company employs 86 full time members of staff and retains a 160 strong trained temporary staff pool in order to deal with peaks in demand.

Catering on campus

On behalf of the University of Plymouth, UCSP currently runs 13 catering outlets based both on and off main campus. In addition, the company also provides a range of hospitality services from catered business lunches to formal dinners for 300.


This section contains UCSP Ltd’s published policies that relate to information governance and GDPR. These policies are reviewed annually to ensure they remain up to date and relevant in the future.

Privacy notices

Information about how the University processes the personal data of UCSP staff.

University Commercial Services Plymouth Ltd (UCSP)

UCSP Ltd, 16 Endsleigh Place, Drakes Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA