This Freedom of Information (FOI) publication scheme highlights all the information that’s publicly available about University of Portsmouth Enterprises Limited (UPEL), a subsidiary company of the University of Portsmouth.

The information is arranged under 7 headings to help you find what you want quickly:

  1. Who we are and what we do
  2. What we spend and how we spend it
  3. What our priorities are and how we're doing
  4. How we make decisions
  5. Our policies and procedures
  6. Lists and registers
  7. The services we offer

1. Who we are and what we do

This class contains information on how University of Portsmouth Enterprises Limited (UPEL) was set up, including its legal status and contact details.

Roles and responsibilities

University of Portsmouth Enterprises Limited (UPEL) is a limited company which is a fully owned subsidiary of the University of Portsmouth.

UPEL was formed in 1989. The principal activity of UPEL is to be the commercial trading arm of the University. UPEL has no staff directly employed by the University. The UPEL board meets twice a year.

Articles of association

Articles of association are available from the UPEL Company Secretary at adrian.parry@port.ac.uk.

Board members

As a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Portsmouth, UPEL Board members are taken from University staff. They are:

  • Paul Myers
  • Professor Graham Galbraith (pro tem Chair)
  • Professor Bob Nichol
  • Emma Woollard
  • Professor Gioia Pescetto
  • Bernie Topham
  • Adrian Parry (Company Secretary)
Contact points

For more information on UPEL and the UPEL Board, please contact the UPEL Company Secretary at adrian.parry@port.ac.uk.

2. What we spend and how we spend it

This class contains financial information relating to income and expenditure, procurement, contracts and financial audit.

Annual accounts

Records of the UPEL accounts are available from the UPEL Company Secretary at adrian.parry@port.ac.uk.

3. What our priorities are and how we're doing

This class contains information from the last 3 years relating to the University's strategies and plans, performance indicators, audits, inspections and reviews.

UPEL financial statements are available from the UPEL Company Secretary at adrian.parry@port.ac.uk.

4. How we make decisions

This class contains information on how the organisation makes decisions.

Paper copies of the minutes of UPEL Board Meetings and of the Resolutions of the Board as submitted to Companies House are available from the UPEL Company Secretary at adrian.parry@port.ac.uk.

These minutes won't include any confidential items of business.

5. Our policies and procedures

This class contains details of written protocols, policies and procedures for delivering UPEL services and responsibilities.

As a wholly owned subsidiary of the University, UPEL is bound by University policies on matters such as complaints management, data protection and records management.

Details of these policies are available in sections 5.10–5.12 of the University of Portsmouth publications scheme.

6. Lists and registers

UPEL doesn't hold, and isn't required to hold, any information in publicly available registers.

7. The services we offer

This class contains details of services offered by UPEL, including leaflets, guidance and newsletters. Details of the services offered by UPEL are included in the who we are and what we do section, above.

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