Commercial Consultancy and Contract Research - UoPEL

UoPEL (University of Plymouth Enterprise Ltd) is Plymouth University's wholly owned trading subsidiary, which exists as a vehicle to conduct commercial consultancy and contract research protecting the University's charitable status.

Members of University staff undertaking work through UoPEL are indemnified for damages and claimant costs and expenses in respect of claims for breach of professional duty.

Any University employee may approach the UoPEL Specialist Advisor team to discuss carrying out work through UoPEL.

Types of work

UoPEL supports the following types of work:

  • commercial consultancy
  • contract research
  • certain tenders and expressions of interest (e.g. Defra, Environment Agency etc.)
  • expert witness
  • guest speakers
  • certain types of course provision.

Types of assistance

 UoPEL provides the following assistance:

  • financial advisory
  • legal advisory
  • client liaison
  • internal approvals process
  • project management.

UoPEL company information

Address for correspondence: 

University of Plymouth Enterprise Ltd, Research Gateway, Floor 2 Marine Building, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA

Payment details: 

Credit transfers: made payable to HSBC Bank PLC, PO Box 26, 4 Old Town Street, Plymouth, PL1 1DD
Sort code 403622, Account no. 62147602
IBAN no. GB29MIDL40362262147602, BIC no.MIDLGB2110B

Company registration number: 03707827

VAT number: GB 168 2878 59