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Hampshire's UPOWA launches three new regional depots to accelerate expansion

UPOWA launches three new operational regions - picture contributed
UPOWA launches three new operational regions - picture contributed
12 June 2024
UPOWA launches three new operational regions - picture contributed

UPOWA, based near Portsmouth and part of Bracknell-based construction materials firm Brickability Group, has opened three new operational regions in the South West, Midlands and East Anglia to meet rising demand.

It is the next step in UPOWA's expansion plans as it sees growing demand for its solar PV, battery storage and EV charging solutions.

READ MORE: Brickability's UPOWA renews solar PV and EV charging contract with Bewley Homes

A new operational depot will open in Exeter, supporting projects in Devon, Bristol, Somerset and Cornwall. There will also be new depots in Sutton Coldfield and Bury St. Edmunds. The firm said 30 new jobs had been created.

Paul Terry, managing director at UPOWA, said the move would enable the firm to meet the growing sustainability needs of customers and wider industry.

"Having a regional focus will allow to train and develop a skilled workforce from the local community, tackling the green skills shortage, while future-proofing our delivery capabilities," he added.

James Bull, founder and sales director at UPOWA, said: " We have seen record sales over the last year, and the new depots will further accelerate our growth plans.

"It will allow us to employ locally, while maintaining high stock levels in strategic locations. This investment demonstrates UPOWA’s commitment and ability to scale and support our customers
with the rising demand for our sustainable technology solutions."

It comes after from a record-breaking year for UPOWA. As well as hiring a new managing director, sales director, and finance director, 2023 saw national solar PV partnerships forged with leading housebuilders Barratt Developments, Taylor Wimpey, and Redrow.

Technical design and support, product and sales functions will continue to be based at UPOWA’s headquarters in Whiteley. All programming, scheduling and aftercare will be managed from its operational hub in Lee-on-the Solent.


Giles Gwinnett is a writer at The Business Magazine. He has been a journalist for more than 20 years and covered a vast array of topics at a range of media settings - in print and online. After his NCTJ newspaper training, he became a reporter in Hampshire before moving to a news agency in Gloucestershire. In recent years, he has been covering the financial markets along with company news for an investor-focused web portal. His many interests include politics, energy and the environment. He lives in Dorset.

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