About Us: Who We Are
The Una Group are a multi-award-winning business, operating in the commercial property and business investment field.
The company was formed by David Young and Ian Brooking in 2004, after bringing like-minded individuals together for one business project and finding that by working together, other opportunities arose which could be better tackled by the group than by any one individual working alone. This inspired our name – ‘una’ is Latin for “all together as one”- and reflects our business philosophy of togetherness and teamwork.
About Us: What We Do
Our commercial property portfolio is made up of a wide range of business premises (including offices, warehouses and industrial units) across five different business parks in Plymouth.
The Airport Business Centre in Estover offers maximum flexibility and is home to a versatile range of business spaces. Broadley Park Road, Devonshire Meadows, Devon Enterprise Facility, and Eaton Business Park offer longer-term industrial space, with a combination of open storage, industrial and commercial premises.
We also passionately believe in backing good people who have great business ideas. This has allowed us to get involved with and invest in a number of different businesses from various sectors over the years.
Other current projects include Imployable, a career management tool, supported with both space and funding. In addition, we are funding and supporting a new start-up business creating environmentally-friendly concrete, the Real Green Concrete Company.
In the past, we have created a unique waste rubber processing plant through our Crumb Rubber business which produced ultra-fine rubber powder. From this recycled material we invented a novel roofing slate through Dynaslate Ltd and have been involved in new materials development through Verneos Ltd from which we still earn income from licencing the intellectual property created.
We have also previously supported the growth of Burts Chips as funders/shareholders, and they remain one of our biggest tenants.
About Us: Awards & Sponsorships
We’ve previously supported:
Plymouth University – Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP)
St Luke’s Hospice
Over the years, we’re lucky to have been nominated for numerous accolades and have gone on to win a number of prestigious awards, including:
2012 – Plymouth University’s VC Enterprise Award.
2012 – Plymouth University’s Award of Community Engagement (awarded to founder David Young for chairing the Americas Cup organising committee)
2013 – DEBI Sustainable Ethos Award
2014 – The Herald Business Awards Green Business of the Year Award (runner up)
2015 – PLUSS Employer of the Year
What our Tenants say
Finance Manager, Bibo Solutions
Head of Business Continuity, Back2Business
Not only have Airport Business Centre supplied us with great offices to let but they have also provided us with business services that save back2business both time and money.