Redditch location central to Ubi-Tech growth plans

Redditch property agents John Truslove have helped signal the way forward for a specialist telecommunications firm.

The company helped Ubi-Tech Training and Consultancy relocate to the heart of England.

Formerly based in Telford, Ubi-Tech, a provider of engineering and training services to the sector and also a preferred supplier to the Ministry of Defence, running resettlement courses for those about to leave the Forces, wanted to be more central.

Now it has moved into new premises at Unit 7, Chestnut Court, Jill Lane, Sambourne, on the Warwickshire/Worcestershire border.

“We needed to move so as to make access easier for the majority of those who come on our courses,” said operations director Richard Lee.

“It is now a lot better – the switch has made us a lot more user friendly.”

The firm trains all sorts of military personnel and indeed non-personnel – those just wishing to enhance their knowledge and qualifications.

Its telecommunications courses are accredited by the University of Wolverhampton.

Participants who successfully complete all three are awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Wireless Communications and have, if they so wish, the opportunity to continue onto Postgraduate Diplomas or Master’s courses.

The courses are delivered in an informal fashion by industry experts.

Customers and clients have included companies such as Vodafone, Orange, T-Mobile, QinetiQ, Cable and Wireless and the Royal Corps of Signals and many former students now hold senior positions within such organisations.

Headed by managing director Rob Gardiner, the firm’s four principal instructors Mike Harbon, Phil Wells, Neil Baldwin and Kiel Vaughan have in excess of 120 years of experience in the telecoms industry.

Ubi-Tech has taken 1,575 sq ft on a three year lease at the Coltham Developments complex.

It leaves just one new office unit available at the picturesque rural site.